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A Must Have for all the Music Fans....

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by sears3820, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

  2. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Making a strong run at the dubious crowns of David Hasselhoff, Bruce Willis, and Don Johnson.
     
  3. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    "Songs from the Crystal Cave"

    Is that where he's been living all these years? The huge blue ring is a nice touch.
     
  4. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    I see that he's now relegated to straight to USA movies, wasn't there some kind story about the mob forcing him to make movies?
     
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    By the stoned look on his face, the album should be called "Bongs for the Crystal Meth"...
     
  6. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    He looks like he is trying to be SRV or something. What the hell kind of music is he playing on this?

    Personally I cannot stand his movies, I am sure that this would solidify my hatred. What a cheesedick!
     
  7. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    Indeed.

    http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/scams/steven_seagal/


    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=461 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=450 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Look at me when I talk to you." <!--Chapter Name-->

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!--END Title of Article--></TD></TR><TR><!--Left side, the ARTICLE--><TD vAlign=top width=331>[​IMG]
    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=331 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><!--BODY--><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=160 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>[​IMG]</TD></TR><TR><TD class=caption>Steven Seagal</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    It could have been a scene from The Sopranos except that it was for real. It took place on <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 /><ST1:biggrin:ATE Month="2" Day="2" Year="2001">February 2, 2001</ST1:biggrin:ATE>, and the feds caught it all on audio tape. Two made members of the Mafia and an associate had met to discuss the shakedown of a <ST1:PLACE>Hollywood</ST1:PLACE> movie star. The actor was a martial artist who specialized in playing tough-guy heroes on the big screen. Throughout his career, the star had made several claims of real-life heroics, including black-ops jobs for the CIA and encounters with organized crime figures around the world. The actor also apparently had a fixation with urban Italian-Americans, claiming at one time to be half-Italian when in reality his mother was Irish and his father Jewish. In one of his films, he played an Italian-American detective with close ties to the old neighborhood and the hoods who infested it. In one scene, the hero sits down for espresso with the local boss, showing him the same respect that any of his soldiers would.

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=160 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>[​IMG]</TD></TR><TR><TD class=caption>Anthony "Sonny" Ciccone</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    Perhaps this is why the real mobsters at the wiretapped meeting were having a good chuckle as they recounted a visit that a couple of them had paid on action-star Steven Seagal. On the FBI tape, they say that the tough-guy actor was "petrified." At this meeting Anthony "Sonny" Ciccone, an alleged capo in New York's Gambino organized-crime family, and his "right-hand man," Primo Cassarino, joked with Vincent Nasso about Seagal's less than heroic reactions to their shakedown attempts. The whole situation brought out the "Paulie Walnuts" in Cassarino. "I wish we had a gun on us," he says on the tape, "that would have been funny."

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=160 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><IMG alt="<i>Exit Wounds</i> video cover" src="http://www.crimelibrary.com/graphics/photos/criminal_mind/scams/steven_seagal/1-3-Exit-Wounds,-videocover.jpg" border=0></TD></TR><TR><TD class=caption>Exit Wounds video cover</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    He was referring to a January 2001 meeting between Seagal and the mobsters. Vincent Nasso and his brother Jules, a film producer who had been Seagal's partner for ten years, met Seagal at a restaurant in <ST1:PLACE>Brooklyn</ST1:PLACE>. They left that restaurant and reconvened at the landmark steakhouse Gage and Tollner's, where they were joined by Ciccone and Cassarino.

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=160 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>[​IMG]</TD></TR><TR><TD class=caption>Richard "The Lump" Bondi</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    It wasn't Seagal's first meeting with these men. In December 2000, the same group had showed up in <ST1:CITY><ST1:PLACE>Toronto</ST1:PLACE></ST1:CITY> on the set of Seagal's film, Exit Wounds. This time they brought along 350-pound Richard "the Lump" Bondi, an enforcer for the family, hoping to get their point across to the actor. Seagal had severed his relationship with Jules Nasso, having decided to stop making violent action films on the advice of his spiritual guru. But Ciccone and company weren't interested in Seagal's spiritual awakening. Nasso had already lined up four action-adventure projects for him—Genghis Khan, Blood on the Moon, Smash and Grab, and Prince of Central Park—all of them in the slam-bang style that had made Seagal famous. The Gambino family wanted him to keep making action films, and they also wanted him to pay them $150,000 for each of his futures projects.

    But Jules Nasso on a previous occasion had warned Ciccone that Seagal wouldn't scare easily. As quoted by Jerry Capici on his Gangland website, FBI wiretaps overheard Nasso saying, "You really gotta get down on him. 'Cause I know this animal, I know this beast. You know, unless there's a fire under his ass."

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=200 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>[​IMG]</TD></TR><TR><TD class=caption>Cassarino (left), Brancato, and Bondi</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    But Ciccone and his crew were prepared to set that fire under Seagal. At the Gage and Tollner's meeting, Ciccone said to Seagal, "Look at me when I talk to you. We're proud people ... Work with Jules and we'll split the pie." Primo Cassarino later took Seagal aside and told him, "If you would have said the wrong thing, they would have killed you."

    When the feds eavesdropped on the mobsters' conversations about Seagal, the wiseguys and their associates seemed pretty confident that they had the tough-guy actor running scared, and they thought it was absolutely hilarious. Vincent Nasso was caught on tape saying, "It was like right out of the movies."

    But what none of them realized was how Holly-weird it was going to get.

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  8. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Mili: you owe me a keyboard :p

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
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