Holder says he likes to do things on his own.
working now so I can get some money together, find my own apartment, and
provide for myself,” says the aspiring model and actor, who currently
lives with his mom in Kew Garden Hills.
graduating from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn in 2000, Holder has
been featured in television commercials for Nike and participated in a
runway show at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
has taken him to far away places – he recently traveled to Cancun, Mexico
for an acting and modeling convention.
his spare time, Holder says he likes playing basketball and practicing his
freestyle hip hop skills.
focusing on being an actor and model,” said Holder about his rhyming
favorite MC’s are Redman, Notorious BIG, and Jay-Z.
lyrics aren’t that tight,” he said.
We know he played a soldier who stashed a watch in the most unusual of places in “Pulp Fiction,” but who knew that Astoria-born actor Christopher Walken dabbled in painting, too.
colorful pieces are currently on display at the Danish Contemporary Art
Gallery on West 22nd Street in Manhattan.
exhibit, entitled “Works On Paper,” features a series of oil paintings
on thick paper, on view through April 12.
the actor who won an award for his performance in the film “Deer Hunter”
is having his pieces shown at the same gallery featuring a new exhibit of
works by artist Tomas Lahoda called “Deer Paintings.”
coincidence,” according to one gallery staffer.
Rockaway Then And Now
Far Rockaway — the longtime home to some of the borough’s most notoriously violent and drug-laden housing projects — got a lot of bad press one recent week.
there was an eruption of violence at a Manhattan club that left eight people
shot and two stabbed. Four of the five people arrested for the violence are
from Far Rock.
next day, a Far Rock resident drove his U-Haul truck into another car on a
Merrick Boulevard overpass, sending both cars flying onto the Belt Parkway
driver, who was allegedly drunk when the accident happened, fled the scene
the mayhem produced in Far Rockaway wasn’t always human . . . if a nearly
100-year-old postcard is any indication.
QConfer acquired a postcard hand-dated October 1906
featuring an image of “Far Rockaway, L.I.” graced with a line of poetry
by English Romantic poet Lord Byron.
on, thou deep and dark blue ocean — roll,” reads the line.
wrote the line while traveling in Europe in 1818, as part of his epic Childe
probably didn’t have Far Rockaway in mind – who knows, we can’t
confirm this one — but it seems Far Rockaway publisher William F. Gray
thought the line was perfect for his ‘hood.
added informational treat we got from the postcard – the top right corner
of the back says, “Place the Stamp Here. One Cent for United States, and
Island Possessions, Cuba, Canada and Mexico. Two Cents For Foreign.”
Ah, the good old days.
Bayside-born Porn Star Ron Jeremy and (right) captured Al Qaeda terrorist
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed both probably know the CIA director, Little Neck's
Porn Stars and Terrorists
a close look at recently captured top Al Qaeda terrorist Khalid Shaikh
Mohammed. Does he remind you of anyone? Does the miserable killer’s
badly groomed, hairy, and slightly overweight face look like anyone you
then you don’t watch enough porn.
looks strikingly similar to Bayside’s very own Ron Jeremy, a short,
hairy, balding porn star commonly known as “The Hedgehog.”
about them, from their messy little moustaches to their wild hair, looks
similar. In fact, they look so alike that their resemblance has been
mentioned on several oddball websites across the country.
than their looks, they don’t seem to have much in common . . . except for
one thing. Jeremy graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo in Bayside with none
other than CIA top man George Tenet.
of course, is one of the guys hunting down terrorists and must have played
some role in the recent capture of Mohammed, the monster who planned the
World Trade Center attacks, and allegedly slit journalist Daniel Pearl’s
porn all you want, but we’re glad Ron’s the one who lived among us. And
even though they look alike, Ron still is quite a bit better looking . . .
at least, that’s what his co-stars say.
The diplomatic fallout between France and the United States sunk to comic proportions this week when angry members of Congress successfully lobbied to change the name of two odious items on the menu at Capitol Hill cafeterias.
it’s Freedom Toast for breakfast, or perhaps an order of Freedom Fries
is just childish,” scoffed Michele Jones, professor of French at
St. John’s University. “Do we really change all our words over
could think of no foods which the French might rename in response to the
Congressional cuisine coup. She pointed out, however, that the French have
been fighting American words for years.
want to rescue their language from an American invasion,” Jones explained.
entire ministry in the French government creates new French words for any
Americanism threatening to take root in the native vocabulary. While
Italians and Germans use computers just like your average American Joe, the
French insist that the ordinatuer connects them to the internet.
dropping the “French” before fries and toast was long overdue given the
long-standing disdain our cheese-eating colleagues have shown for American
the question remains: Do we really want to call it the Freedom Kiss?
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