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Celebrity deformites: Akyroyd Edition
December 30, 2008 9:33 PM   Subscribe

Dan Akyroyd's webbed toes (SLYT)
posted by grippycat (27 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Dan Aykroyd has really let himself go.
posted by jwakawaka at 9:55 PM on December 30, 2008


Mr. Mike's Mondo Video is fucking awesome.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:58 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


The vodka in skull-shaped bottles has helped his condition in recent years, I'm told.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:18 PM on December 30, 2008


It's like the developmentally disabled love child of Faces of Death and SCTV.
posted by stavrogin at 10:18 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


From IMDB: His right eye is blue; his left eye is brown. He has such a fascination with both police officers and criminals, one of the writers from the original "Saturday Night Live" (1975) said his ultimate fantasy was to commit a crime, then arrest himself for it.
posted by terranova at 10:18 PM on December 30, 2008


Dan Aykroyd's eyes are different colors.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:19 PM on December 30, 2008


Burn the mutant with fire.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:23 PM on December 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


That's some wild and crazy stuff.
posted by Dumsnill at 10:26 PM on December 30, 2008


Also from his wikipedia entry:

Aykroyd was raised in the Roman Catholic Church and had intended to become a priest until the age of seventeen.[5] He attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute, St Pius X and St Patrick's, where he was briefly expelled from the latter: he dressed up a pig to look like the pope and brought it to school for show and tell.

You've got to respect a mutant, vodka-shilling ufologist who also puts pope hats on pigs.
posted by grippycat at 10:28 PM on December 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


Ashton Kutcher has the same sort of weird toes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdBFUKpfjx0

I only know this because I have the same mutant toe deformity too (really!).
posted by RoseovSharon at 10:31 PM on December 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


Nobody is "normal." We've all got our thing(s). Normal is the impossibly tiny bullseye that is the middle of all directions of weird we can go. That said, it's really fun to see what everybody has got.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:45 PM on December 30, 2008


Why oh why did you have to mention celebrity deformities? I had to know. Now I know way too much about famous people with missing fingers, lazy eyes, third nipples, and of course webbed toes.

Way way too much.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:46 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeah, Dan Akroyd is completely batshit insane. I'll always have Ghost Busters and no one can take that away from me.
posted by dead cousin ted at 11:13 PM on December 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now I know way too much about famous people with missing fingers, lazy eyes, third nipples, and of course webbed toes.

I was a little surprised that the lazy eyes article mentioned neither Forrest Whitaker nor Kristen Bell. Now you know that they both have strabismus. The end.
posted by Sticherbeast at 11:52 PM on December 30, 2008


Finally, I can just tell people that I have "Dan Aykroyd feet" and they'll know what I mean. ("Partial simple syndactyly" just doesn't have the same impact.)
posted by sysinfo at 12:15 AM on December 31, 2008


Finally, I can just tell people that I have "Dan Aykroyd feet" and they'll know what I mean.

Your feet are also in need of a good scrub?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:29 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Baseball pitcher Antonio Alfonseca has six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot. His nicknames are El Pulpo ("The Octopus"), The Dragonslayer, and -- wait for it -- Six-Fingers.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:01 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also, that mondo video link makes me very sad that I have no login to any supersecret niche torrent sites that would have that. Michael O'Donoughue was a god among men.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:03 AM on December 31, 2008


I was always pissed that my mutation just left a lump on my hand, and not something cool like crazy healing factor or glowing poop.
posted by waraw at 2:46 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dan Dan Aykroyd, UFO nut (from my FPP previous)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:47 AM on December 31, 2008


Nazi oven mitts!

DUN DUN!!!!!

That was definitely the best part.
posted by marmaduke_yaverland at 3:32 AM on December 31, 2008


He attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute, St Pius X and St Patrick's...He went on to study criminology and sociology at Carleton University.

My brother also attend St. Piux X, graduated from Carleton, AND has webbed toes. The eyes don't have it, however, as both of his are brown. Do I win?
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 6:45 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


What passes for webbed toes these days is deplorable.
posted by furtive at 7:23 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


What passes for webbed toes these days is deplorable.

Yes, TBH I was expecting something like The Creature From The Black Lagoon
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:01 AM on December 31, 2008


Dan Ackroyd is also, on occasion, the funniest man on earth, so he's got that going for him.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:35 AM on December 31, 2008


which is nice.
posted by medium format at 11:47 AM on December 31, 2008


I have the same mutation, as do several members of my family. They say that when my father was born, the doctor told my Grandmary that he was perfectly normal, except for the webbed toes. She was a little concerned, until the doctor pointed to her toes. She had it too, to a lesser degree, and never had noticed it. My Dad's and my cousin's are way freaky looking.
It is clearly genetic, so I guess I'm related to Dan and Ashton. Dude, where's my Bass-O-Matic?
posted by bitslayer at 1:26 PM on December 31, 2008


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