8/17/11

Charles Nelson Reilly Sightings #2


I never noticed cell phone towers till someone pointed one out to me. Now, I see them so often that it's almost annoying.  They were right in front of me and I was oblivious; now they're everywhere I look. Weird.

That's how it is with the Charles Nelson Reilly sightings.  I never knew of his unbelievable ubiquity in pop culture until recently.  Now, every time I pick up a book - there he is!  I'm almost embarrassed to admit I'd never noticed it before.

Here's a few more books with CNR that I've found recently. It all goes to show: sometimes the hardest things to see are the ones right in front of you.





22 comments:

  1. A post about something that doesn't exist?
    Lame, crappy photoshop work.
    Worst post ever.

    Still a great site, though.

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  2. Pay no attention to the humorless individual who doesn't appreciate the work you put into this blog. This post made me chuckle!

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  3. "A post about something that doesn't exist"
    It's called creativity, humor, fiction.... you must be a real treat to have around at parties.

    Worst comment ever.

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  4. Yeah, not your best work. I expect more from this sight.

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  5. Gilligan,
    It either speaks to your creativity or my lack of mental acuity, but I was completely prepared to accept these covers as real!
    I mean, you've unearthed so many fascinating artifacts from the last few decades, that these covers scarcely seem out of place.
    Magnificent work

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  6. SJC - It's "site". I expect more from comments.

    A true Retrospace reader knows anything CNR = awesome. A "porn fashion" and CNR post in one day? You should be thanking God for Retrospace right about now. Go complain somewhere else. You don't have to like it, but at least have the respect not to bitch and moan about something free.

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  7. Oh, Gilligan only wants positive comments.
    Great site!

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  8. Piss on 'em. I thought it was funny as hell!

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  9. Anybody who bitches about anything CNR-related can go apply the right amount of vacuum pressure to a trailer hitch in order to remove its chrome plating. They're what's lame and crappy.

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  10. No, anonymous. Totally effing wrong. If you'd followed this site at all, you'd know there's plenty of arguments and disagreements going on - look at my "opinions and rants" posts. I love to hear contrary opinions - those are often my FAVORITE comments, actually.

    However, just commenting "this post sucks" is just a waste. I contemplated leaving this post up for the rest of the week, but I won't.

    So, if you share a different opinion or perspective, by all means share. But if you can only whine that a post sucks, go spread your sunshine on someone else's blog.

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  11. You're taking this way too personal, lighten up. Everyone here loves this site.
    And if you noticed I did give you a reason for why this post was bad- really lame photoshop work. Just plain bad, it ruined the "joke" of the post to me.
    Relax Gilligan, it's only because your posts are generally of the highest caliber that I criticized this particular post.
    You took this whole thing too personal, it's really nothing and I apologize for making you upset.

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  12. I personally thought this was brilliant!

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  13. Why would you read Retrospace if you were incapable of enjoying a (brilliant) CNR post? Who wrote those comments--Dumb Dora?

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  14. Well I wouldn't call this post "brilliant", maybe cute (not one of my favorites but still funny)...

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  15. hilarious, or as James Lipyon would say, absolutely scrumtrilescent!

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  16. And BTW I found the photoshop work to be quite nice. I am somewhat familiar with the ptogram. I wonder if the person who said it was "lame" could give a more in depth reason why they condider it so?

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  17. I'm not familiar with Mr. Charles Nelson Reilly, but generally I frown on entries that are fabricated unless it's part of the site's mandate.

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  18. I like the "author" of the first CNR "book", B. Somers. Were there other ones by G. Rayburn, R. Dawson, etc.?

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  19. These are great. Keep up the good work, Gilligan!

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  20. Porn trading cards.......A+
    CNR Photoshops..........D+

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  21. i have been offline for a month while moving and this is the first post i read on my return. i actually skipped some mini skirts and big computers because frankly, CNR trumps all of those. lots of drama while i was away! how did someone get here who does't believe in CNR? i was afraid this would happen, Gilligan, if you linked to facebook :) LOL

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  22. Loved him as Claymore Gregg on The Ghost & Mrs. Muir.

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