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Monday, February 07, 2005

Who Are Hastings, Clayton & Tucker?

During a recent flight, I learned this Important Legal Fact from the inflight magazine:
Barry Manilow is a registered trademark of Hastings, Clayton & Tucker, Inc.
Well. Does this mean that the man - the genius - behind I Write the Songs and Copacabana is a legal fiction? Did he never exist? And if that's the case, who's playing the Vegas Hilton?

My guess: The man inside c-3PO: Anthony Daniels. Note the eerie resemblance. And you never, never see Barry Manilow and Anthony Daniels together. Or even Barry Manilow and C-3PO.
And the Vegas Hilton does have a well-known connection to science fiction.

So what's the real story? We may never know. The shadowy firm of Hastings, Clayton & Tucker, Inc. does not seem to have its own Web site. More details as we get them...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hastings, Clayton & Tucker is legal and original name of the firm Stiletto Entertainment, Barry Manilow's management.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Patrick Connors said...

But of course it is.
Stiletto Entertainment? H'mm.. There's a name I could poke some fun at.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to say that our family will never listen to Barry Manilow willingly again. Not after what he did and why he did it to the View. What a jerk. And speaking of jerk, his face is starting to look like beef jerky

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I see. You put down one celebrity because you are an ardent supporter of other celebrities...Very mature. You must have more issues than a paper boy..

3:59 AM  
Blogger Patrick Connors said...

Anonymous #2: The View? I really don't know what you're talking about. (Yes I am hopelessly out of touch with the music business)

Anonymous #3: No flames, please.

7:58 PM  

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