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January 31, 2010


Rip Torn was arrested for breaking into a bank.

Alcohol may have been involved.


(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)


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Time has not been kind to Mr. Torn has it?

No indeed, cindy, nor has the bottle.

Torn complained the China Inn parking lot was not level ground as he staggered toward the road.

I hate when they use that tilted road. (hic)

This just goes to show how a person can be subtly affected by a lifetime of using a bogus, contrived name.

OMG! wowsa...

Ready for your closeup, Mr. Torn??

That's sad. I really like Rip Torn. He was totally wonderful as Artie on the Larry Sanders show.

Artie: "What the hell is in your ear?"

Hank: "Earring"

Artie: "Well, get rid of it for God's sake!"

Hank: "I can't. Larry likes it. He says he wants me to keep it. Artie! I think
it's infected! I can hear something inside my head!"

Artie: "I guarantee you there's nothing in there Hank......Here drink this."

Hank: "Ah...no thanks, uh, no. I got a show t'night, uh, and I'm obviously going
to be under a massive program of antibiotics..."

Artie: "DRINK IT! I'll knock you down on the floor and put my foot on your neck and
I'll p*ss in that good ear!"

Hank: *GULP*

Artie: "Ai Chihuahua!!!"


Whoa! Only yesterday I heard Bob and Ray, doing a Wally Ballou newsbit on the radio. For maybe five years now, I've seen your name at this blog occasionally and not connected it to that character, only wondered "where have I heard that before?". Yesterday, when I heard the newsbit I finally made the connection, and I told myself that I'd probably forget it before you appeared again here.

*Long overdue SNORK!@Wally*

/end Whoa

In Torn's defense, he thought the bank was a liquor store.

Is Nick Nolte his career consultant?

*snork* at Lairbo

LOL Lairbo!

True dat.

The name "Rip" was not a stage name, but an old family tradition, according to Torn's Wikipedia article:

Torn was born Elmore Rual Torn, Jr. in Temple, Texas, the son of Thelma Mary (née Spacek) and Elmore Rual Torn, an agriculturalist and economist. Being given the name "Rip" is a family tradition of men in the Torn family for several generations.

I'm glad I wasn't born a Torn male.

"A screen resting adjacent to the window was also torn."

So it was a family disturbance? Those are the worst kind.

Meanie -

Wally Ballou's wife was named "Hullah".

That is so sad. Any kind of art is interesting, sometimes because it lets a genius flower, and sometimes because it provides a memorial of the good stuff in a flawed individual. For instance, what he did in Heartland (1979). Everybody in that production earned the Western Heritage Award. It has been depressing to see Ferrell lately, too.

Yeah, I know, but I just couldn't laugh this once.

I apologize for my ignorance of Mr. Torn's first name origins. Thanks, "Ernie" G.

You know, Rip looks a lot better than when he used to host the $1.99 Beauty Pageant game show....he's even managed to grow a lot of his own hair back.

Oh, that was Rip Taylor??? Never mind.

The guy's 78. He should be allowed to get drunk and break into a bank if he wants.

Rip Torn, Rip Taylor, both Texans.

OK, so RIp Taylor isn't a Texan. I was misinformed.

Thanks tw and Jeff. I knew there was another Rip out there but could not think of his last name. Also, I realize some people don't find things funny. But remember a couple of things. If you don't like it, don't read it or comment on it. Also, I am an Scot-Irish woman who has been cooped up in my house for 2 days due to a stupid winter storm and have watched about 12 hours of 'How It's Made'. Don't try to bring me down any further. In fact, if somebody doesn't make me laugh very soon, somebody is going to get hurt.

btw, if you would like to know how to make your own legos, wallpaper or hockey pucks just let me know. Thanks to 'How It's Made' I now know how. I also know how to make plastic cups and utensils now.

how its made is the best thing on at 430 am. oh wait. only thing on at that hour.
poor rip. bet he cant get the men in black to bail him out... he gotta stop drinkin.

Yeeps, did we need to see such a big photo? Eye bleach.

*sending nursecindy best sympathy and wishes for Fawlty Towers on Netflix for you. Or try Hulu.*

Rip roarin', Rip snortin, Rippin' it up. Could really use one of those MIB flashlights about then.

Thanks Tash. Fawlty Towers is one of my favorite shows. John Cleese is the best.

Watery Fowls is the best comedy since 24.

Looks like he was starring in There's Something About Mary 2 .

78? i feel old.

He looks like I feel in the morning . . .

So we really are hosting an intergalactic kegger down here?

Quick somebody--zap OUR memory.

:)but it is closeup..

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