Too Much Information
"Too Much Information" is the third single released from Duran Duran's 1993 album, Duran Duran, popularly known as The Wedding Album. The song's lyrics deal with the commercialisation of the music industry and feature the tongue-in-cheek line "Destroyed by MTV / I hate to bite the hand that feeds me / so much information", alluding to the belief that MTV were responsible for the band's success in the United States in the early 1980s. In the UK, "Too Much Information" became the band's third Top 40 single from the album; the song fared poorly on the U. S. Billboard pop and adult contemporary charts, though performed much better on the alternative rock and club charts; the video for "Too Much Information" was filmed by director Julien Temple in Santa Monica on 27 August and featured the elaborate stage setup designed for the band's 1993 Dilate Your Mind tour. The cassette and CD singles were released on 23 August 1993, those who bought the cassette single received a free No Ordinary EP cassette with live tracks, recorded during a performance at Tower Records a few months before.
These recordings appeared as bonus tracks on various global CD releases of the single. There are eleven official mixes of "Too Much Information", they are credited with different names on different releases. "Too Much Information" 4:54 "Too Much Information" 3:56 "Too Much Information" / 6:16 "Too Much Information" / / / 6:14 "Too Much Information" / 3:29 "Too Much Information" 6:01 "Too Much Information" 4:10 "Too Much Information" 4:10 "Too Much Information" 4:14 "Too Much Information" 4:14 "Too Much Information" - 6:58 "Too Much Information" / 6:42 "Too Much Information" – 6:00 "Drowning Man" – 6:19 "Drowning Man"" – 6:44 "Too Much Information" – 5:43 "Too Much Information" – 4:56 "Drowning Man" – 6:29 "Too Much Information" – 6:18 "Too Much Information" – 5:43This CD came in a 2-CD case that housed CD DD 18. "Too Much Information" – 3:59 "Come Undone" – 7:25 "Come Undone" – 7:35 "Notorious" – 5:31Part 2 of a 2-CD set which can be housed in the special 2-CD holder which come with UK release CD DDS 18.
"Too Much Information" – 4:56 "Come Undone" – 7:35"Too Much Information" is the "Album Version". Track 2 Live from Tower Records Sunset in Los Angeles. "Too Much Information" - 6:00 "Too Much Information" - 6:58 "Too Much Information" - 6:26 "Too Much Information" - 4:14Limited Edition. Blue transparent vinyl. Available under catalogue number: SPRO-79270. "Too Much Information" – 4:57 "Too Much Information" – 3:31 "Drowning Man" – 6:29 "Hungry Like the Wolf" – 7:01Comes in yellow tray Track 4 Live from Tower Records Sunset in Los Angeles. "Too Much Information" – 3:29 "Too Much Information" – 4:21 "Too Much Information" – 4:14 "Too Much Information" – 4:16Mixes listed as The Churban Mixes. "Too Much Information" – 6:12 "Too Much Information" – 6:14 "Too Much Information" – 6:06 "Too Much Information" – 4:15 "Too Much Information" – 3:56 "Too Much Information" – 4:52 "Too Much Information" – 4:56 "First Impression" – 4:57 "Come Undone" – 8:14 "Too Much Information" – 4:56 "Come Undone" – 7:34 "Notorious" – 5:31 "Too Much Information" – 6:19 "Drowning Man" – 6:20 "Drowning Man" – 6:36 "Too Much Information" – 6:00 "Too Much Information" – 5:44 "Too Much Information" - 3:58 "Come Undone" – 7:26 On 4 September, "Too Much Information" peaked at #35 in the United Kingdom, at #45 in the United States.
#35 UK Singles Chart #45 Billboard Hot 100 #30 Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #17 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1993 - Duran Duran 1999 - Strange Behaviour 2004 - Singles Box Set 1986-1995 Simon Le Bon - vocals Nick Rhodes - keyboards John Taylor - bass Warren Cuccurullo - guitars John Jones – keyboards Steve Ferrone - drums DuranDuran.com Duran Duran Collection CZ
This Movie Sucks!
This Movie Sucks! is a Canadian comedy television series hosted by Ed the Sock, premiering on May 28, 2010, two years after Ed's Night Party went off the air. The show is similar to Ed's Nite In; this Movie Sucks! Features his Night Party co-host, Liana Kerzner and another MuchMusic personality, comedian Ron Sparks. Being produced and broadcast by CHCH-TV Hamilton, it is being shown on CJNT-TV Montreal and CHEK-TV Victoria, as well as Movieola and Silver Screen Classics. A third season of This Movie Sucks! was reported as being under development. It was to feature six new one-hour episodes, as the cast stated that the original two-hour format was "killing" them. Reruns ceased on CHCH-TV until that time. New films to be featured in season three would have included Raiders of Lost Atlantis and The Wild Weng, a film that like the featured The Impossible Kid starred Filipino actor Weng Weng; the third season either never went into production or never aired and CHCH has since removed the show from its listings.
In each two-hour episode Ed has guests over to watch a bad movie. The movies are edited for time and to include humorous sound or film effects or to point out significant details. Examples of this include an used joke of speeding up certain boring sections of a film and playing them with the addition of a music track. Sometimes things other than the main movie are featured, such as an episode of DoDo, The Kid from Outer Space, shown in between the screening of The Manster; when not making fun of the movie, the cast engage in humorous interludes, including such notables as tellings of the stories of "Roninja" and "Lake Erie Pete" and a fake telethon to help alleviate "Cheap Bastard Disorder". The cast wander away from their studio to attend events such as Anime North or to go to a different studio where Liana gets filmed in a giantess video; the show is filmed in a deliberately low-budget manner, much of the work behind it is done by student volunteers. Similarities have been noted between the series and Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The All-Night Show.
Ed the Sock is a puppet and voiced by Steven Kerzner. Ed has a cigar sticking out of his mouth and a rough, gravelly voice; the show is alleged to be set in his apartment or basement, although as Ed himself has noted, everyone knows they are in fact shooting everything in a studio. Liana Kerzner is Ed's co-host, is the wife of Steven Kerzner. Unlike the other characters, she was never referred to as a guest due to her previous role as co-host on Ed & Red's Night Party. Ron Sparks is a comedian who has appeared in every episode alongside Ed and Liana, he sits behind the couch accompanied by a drink, is known for making off the wall comments. In one episode in which he was unable to attend, the rest of the cast try to find him an understudy, with Max Brand earning the coveted title. Andrew Young is one of the writers on the show, in several episodes. Andrew dressed up in a starfish alien costume at Anime North though he didn't want to because Ed insisted. Ed has gotten Andrew to dress up as a two headed monster and a mummy, with Andrew yelling at Ed that he hates doing that.
Andrew is an internet radio host for a filmmaker. Ed broadcasts one of Andrew's short films at the end of the third episode after Andrew agrees to dress up in costume, or at least find someone else to do it for him. In another episode he auditions to be Ron's understudy. Larissa Drobot is an intern who helps out with projects in the show. In The Manster episode Liana did special effects make-up on Larissa's face. In the Wild Women of Wongo episode she shared a story. In the fake telethon episode, she tried to have her birds do some tricks. Amusing Duck is a cheap foreign import toy. First introduced in The Manster episode, the duck is capable of excreting plastic eggs out of a plastic flap representing the bird's buttocks, with the toy's box stating in broken English "Lay egg is true!". It appears after the showing of The Killer Shrews, after it bashes through the wall in parody of several scenes in the movie, although it was quite pushed through by Andrew Young. Naked Dave is a friend of Liana's.
He is proud and protective of his sports car. Naked Dave was a guest in the episode The Master, but at the end of the episode he is killed by Roninja, he does, appear during the fake telethon to fight "Cheap Bastard Disorder". Bandito appears during the Mexican movies double feature special, after Ed invites Mexican wrestler Bandito on the show as a guest because he is the closest guest he has to a real Mexican person. Despite being a luchador, his only piece of costuming is his wrestling mask so Ed makes fun of his T-shirt and shorts; the first movie features The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy, so Liana dresses him up in a robot costume. Ed sends him to the most dangerous neighbourhood in Hamilton to pick up some Mexican food, he is attacked and killed by Lake Erie Pete after Andrew Young is supposed to fight him dressed as the mummy but leaves. He is later seen in the fake telethon episode, manning the phones. Max Brand was a frequent guest on Ed's old show, he appears in the telethon episode as a dancer who works answering phones on the phone bank.
In another episode he returns to audition to be Ron's understudy and wins the
Ham & Cheese
Ham & Cheese is a 2004 Canadian film directed by Warren P. Sonoda; the story written by Mike Beaver and Jason Jones and starring Mike Beaver and Jason Jones is about two talentless actors who attempt to make it in showbiz with persistence, ready to do anything to reach their dreams without letting go. Mike Beaver as Richard Wolanski Jason Jones as Barry Goodson Samantha Bee as Beth Goodson Dave Foley as Tom Brennemen Jennifer Baxter as Katie Reed Von Flores as A. D. Scott Thompson as Floyd Polly Shannon as Lucy Boyd Banks as Barry's Boss at Canadian Theatre Company Victoria Pratt as Herself Ann Bisch as Phyllis Catherine Black as Casting Complex Director Vladimir Jon Cubrt as Ralph The film was nominated in 2005 for six Canadian Comedy Awards as follows: Warren P. Sonoda for "Film - Pretty Funny Direction" Jennifer Baxter for "Film - Pretty Funny Performance - Female" Samantha Bee for "Film - Pretty Funny Performance - Female" Mike Beaver for "Film - Pretty Funny Performance - Male" Jason Jones for "Film - Pretty Funny Performance - Male" Mike Beaver and Jason Jones for "Film - Pretty Funny Writing" Ham & Cheese on IMDb Ham & Cheese at Rotten Tomatoes
Kevin Elliot Pollak is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in over 80 films. Pollak is an avid poker player, he finished 134th out of 6,598 entrants in the 2012 World Series of Poker and won $52,718. He hosts weekly home games with Hollywood celebrities. Pollak was born in California, he is the youngest son of Robert Pollak. He has one older brother, who lives with his family in San Jose, California, he attended high school at Pioneer High School in San Jose. Pollak was raised in Reform Judaism; as an actor, Pollak's most notable roles are playing the best friend or confidant characters to the leading men, as he did in Ricochet, A Few Good Men, End of Days, The Wedding Planner. However, he has played a wide variety of parts, such as a criminal in The Usual Suspects and a gangster in The Whole Nine Yards, he briefly hosted Celebrity Poker Showdown in its first season. His most substantial role to date was in Deterrence, in which he played the main character, a Vice President who must take over for a deceased President and deal with a nuclear crisis.
In December 2006, he played Karl Kreutzfeld in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room. Through 2008, he had a recurring role as a District Attorney on the television series Shark. In March 2008, Pollak played himself in the web series The Writers Room on Crackle. In 2010, he portrayed Sheriff Tom Wagner in Choose. In January 2010, Pollak was scheduled to host Our Little Genius on FOX, but the series was pulled before it could air on television. Pollak was seen hosting Million Dollar Money Drop for FOX at the end of 2010. In 2014, Pollak began a recurring role as Alvin Biletnikoff on the CBS sitcom Mom. However, his time on the show was cut short by the death of his character. In 2017, Pollak joined the cast of the Golden Globe winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an original series from Amazon, as Moishe Maisel, the main character's father-in-law. In 2019, Pollak is scheduled to appear in five episodes of the fourth season on Showtime's BILLIONS, as Douglas Mason. Pollak's directorial debut was on the horror web series Vamped Out, featured on the internet television platform Babelgum.
Jason Antoon, Seana Kofoed, Samm Levine and Pollak all acted in the ensemble cast. The screenbook was based on a simple joke that Pollak had between them. Most Pollak's feature film directorial debut, the comedy documentary Misery Loves Comedy, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival; the film sold North American rights to a US distribution company. Pollak directed the comedy film The Late Bloomer, released in 2016; as a comedian, Pollak's most famous work was his 1992 HBO special Stop With the Kicking, directed by fellow comedian David Steinberg and produced by comedy writer Martin Olson. In July 2009, The Littlest Suspect, his most recent comedy special, was aired on Showtime. Comedy Central named Kevin one of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time. Woody Allen Alan Arkin Albert Brooks Gabriel Byrne Johnny Carson Christopher Lloyd Robert De Niro Peter Falk Dudley Moore Eddie Murphy Liam Neeson Jack Nicholson Al Pacino Paul Reiser Arnold Schwarzenegger William Shatner Sylvester Stallone Jason Statham Christopher Walken Robin Williams Larry King In April 2009, Pollak partnered with Jason Calacanis on a weekly Internet talk show, Kevin Pollak's Chat Show.
Guests for the show include film directors Kevin Smith and Mike Binder, comedians Jimmy Pardo and Bill Burr, actors Nia Vardalos, Illeana Douglas, Bryan Cranston, Dana Carvey, Matthew Perry, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Adam Carolla, Anthony Cumia, Jason Alexander, Seth MacFarlane, Tom Hanks, Jason Lee. The guest interviews are in-depth and longer than an hour in duration, sometimes exceeding two hours. Common topics include the guests' childhoods, how they got into the business they are in, how they got inspired to start certain creative endeavors, unique experiences they have had while working. Viewers can interact via chat room during the show, sometimes questions for the guest posed in the chat room are answered live; the show's self-described. Recurring segments and bits on the show include: "The Larry King Game", which requires the guest to do a bad Larry King impression, reveal something about oneself and go to the phones and say a funny-sounding city "Tweet Five," where Pollak reads the guest five questions from a Twitter user in a this-or-that style "Who Tweeted", in which a host reads tweets from the Twitter accounts of three female celebrities and Pollak and his guest compete against each other game-show-style to guess who authored each tweet.
"You're Not Buffering", in which Pollak freezes mid-statement during his interview as though the show has paused due to internet lag, but he's still live. He breaks his pause and says, "You're not buffering." Although a simple gag, it characterizes Pollak's dry humor. In 2012, Pollak began a new podcast called Talkin Walkin in which he spends an hour or more with a new guest in character as Christopher Walken. After three episodes, the show was rated in the top 5 of all comedy podcasts by iTunes, he is the only person to go "2 for 2", as a guest on the Sklar Brothers/Daniel Van K
Much (TV channel)
Much is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned by Bell Media. The channel airs comedy programming oriented towards young adults; the channel launched on August 31, 1984, under the ownership of CHUM Limited, as one of the country's first specialty channels. Upon its launch, for much of its life, the network aired music programming, including blocks of music videos and original series focusing on musicians and artists. In the years since, the channel has cancelled the majority of its original music programming due to budget and staffing cuts, as well as shrinking interest in music videos on linear television due to the growth of online streaming. Since the channel phased out its music programming in the 2010's. MuchMusic was licensed on April 2, 1984 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to CHUM/Citytv, it had faced competition from two other proposed services. One of them, CMTV Canadian Music Television, was deemed not to have sufficient financial resources.
The third applicant was Rogers Radio Broadcasting. The CRTC believed that the Canadian market could only support one music video service and CHUM's proposal was chosen because of various commitments it had made and the company's expertise in music programming; the station was patterned on City Limits, an overnight weekend rock music show which had aired on sister station CITY-TV since 1983. Shortly thereafter, MuchMusic was launched on August 31, 1984 as one of the first Canadian cable specialty channels, it was headed by the channel's founders John Moses Znaimer. The first video played on MuchMusic was "an early music-to-film synchronization short from the 1920s which featured Eubie Blake performing Snappy Songs." The first video made for television air play was Rush's "The Enemy Within". Making use of CHUM's facilities and production teams, the channel produced many specialty musical and variety programs, including the long-running dance program Electric Circus and the late 1980s game show Test Pattern, Citytv programs such as City Limits and The New Music became integral parts of the MuchMusic schedule.
The channel's format consisted of an eight-hour daily block which mixed scheduled programs with VJ-hosted general "videoflow", which would be repeated two more times to fill the 24-hour schedule. Some variance from this model was seen with the late-night programs City Limits and Too Much 4 Much, live specials such as Intimate and Interactive. In 1994, MuchMusic began distribution in the United States through Rainbow Program Holdings. MuchMusic is well known for its annual music awards show that airs every Father's Day called the MuchMusic Video Awards, it is promoted for weeks before the night of the MMVAs. MuchMusic has been credited with helping to foster a vibrant Canadian music scene because of the Canadian content broadcast rules which mandated native musical acts had a secure and prominent place on the channel's video schedule; as well, MuchMusic funds the creation of new Canadian music videos through MuchFACT and produces the popular album series Big Shiny Tunes and MuchDance. In 2002, MuchMusic introduced promos that consisted of one of twelve images of a VJ posing in front of the network's logo, lasting for only 1/60th of a second each.
The "quickies" were recognized with a Guinness World Record for the world's shortest television commercial. In July 2006, Bell Globemedia announced that it would purchase CHUM for an estimated $1.7 billion CAD, including MuchMusic. The sale was subject to CRTC approval and was approved in June 2007, with the transaction completed on June 22, 2007 while the Citytv stations were sold to Rogers Media that same year. Since MuchMusic has aired a vast number of non-music related programs. Before those programs aired, Much Mega Hits was a prominent program that played various music videos based on singles. In 2010, the CRTC rejected a request by CTVglobemedia to reduce the percentage of music video programming that the channel shows from 50 to 25 percent. CTV's second request to the CRTC to reduce and reposition its Canadian programming was denied. For the reasoning behind these requests, CTV explained that "music videos no longer distinguish the service as they are available through other sources."
This has drew the ire of notable artists. Bell Canada gained control of MuchMusic through its takeover of CTVglobemedia on April 1, 2011, in effect changing the company's name to Bell Media. Shortly thereafter, MuchMusic received a new look and a new "Much" logo, while continuing to add non-music television series dramas and reality shows. Since September 2013, the channel has been airing more comedy programming targeting young adults during the late afternoon and primetime hours, much of it moved from The Comedy Network; such shows included Comedy Central series, reruns of The Simpsons and The Cleveland Show, as well as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. These changes came when Comedy's request for license amendments to reduce requirements for Canadian content and increase the amount of animated programming it could air was denied. Most of the channel's previous non-music programming, such as the teen dramas Pretty Little Liars and Degrassi, moved
Little Mosque on the Prairie
Little Mosque on the Prairie is a Canadian television sitcom created by Zarqa Nawaz and produced by WestWind Pictures broadcast between 2007 and 2012 on CBC. Filmed in Toronto and Indian Head, the series was showcased at the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival. After the series finale aired in April 2012, Hulu announced it would begin offering the series under the name Little Mosque that summer; the series made its U. S. syndication debut on Pivot in August 2013. The series focuses on the Muslim community in the fictional prairie town of Saskatchewan; the primary institutions of the community are the local mosque, presided over by imam Amaar Rashid and located in the rented parish hall of the town's Anglican church, Fatima's Café, a downtown diner run by Fatima Dinssa. The community patriarchs are Yasir Hamoudi, a construction contractor who fronted the money to establish the mosque under the pretense that he was renting office space for his business, Baber Siddiqui, a college economics professor who served as the mosque's temporary imam until Amaar was hired.
The town of Mercy is governed by Mayor Ann Popowicz. Sarah Hamoudi, Yasir's wife, works as a public relations officer in Popowicz's office. However, after Yasir had to leave Mercy and go to Lebanon in season 4 episode 10, Sarah managed his contracting company; the title is a play on the name of the classic American book and TV drama series, Little House on the Prairie. The two series are not related aside from the modified version of the title logo, used for early seasons. Amaar Rashid – Formerly a big shot lawyer from Toronto, he finds a new calling as a cleric and answers an ad to become an Imam at Mercy's Mosque, he does this despite the dismay of his family. He tends to support liberal movements within Islam, sometimes putting him in conflict with the more conservative Muslims in the community. Amaar tends to be sarcastic, his wealthy parents are not religious at all, continue to pressure Amaar to return to his much more lucrative law career. He tends to say "I am the imam!" to prove his point or to show that despite his age, he has authority.
He uses this when other characters are fighting and won't listen to reason. Amaar has been known to be petty and hold a grudge but is a good man and a good man of faith. Amaar married Rayyan at the end of Season 5, they have returned from their honeymoon to Mercy after Yasir divorced. In season 6, Amaar does not start out as the Imam despite pressure from some congregation members to do so. Yasir Hamoudi – A contractor who runs his business out of an office at the mosque, he is a practical man who seeks compromise, he is committed to Islam but is an opportunist and not, as his daughter might put it, "a good Muslim." For instance, one of the main reasons he helps out with the mosque is because he does not want to lose his free office space, but he lost that privilege when the church's bishop learned of the arrangement and ordered Rev. Magee to pay appropriate rent to the Church organization for it, passed on to Yasir. Yasir is a card-carrying member of the Conservative Party of Canada, although more for the networking opportunities than out of any particular interest in being politically active.
His role was reduced in seasons five, due to Rota's other acting commitments. Yasir is said to have left to stay in Lebanon, in the process separating from his wife, after a 31-year-long marriage. Sarah Hamoudi – A former Anglican, Sarah converted to Islam when she married Yasir. Like her husband, she struggles with Muslim customs and regulations and is shown up by their more pious daughter, Rayyan, she wears the hijab, but not day-to-day. After her divorce from Yasir, she returned to her original name Sarah Cunningham at the insistence of Ann Popowicz. Ann wanted Sarah to have "Danger" as her new middle name but it ended up being Dangler. After Sarah's divorce and Rev. Thorne begin competing for her soul or which religion she may become part of. Sarah was revealed to lack a wild side and her memories of a wild past were her living through her friend Ann Popowicz. Sarah does try to let herself go wild when she kisses a stranger named Lou and gets into a bar fight with his girlfriend Svetlana, she goes through a spiritual crisis, leaving Islam to return to the Anglican church but finds she does indeed want to be Muslim and so renews her shahadah.
Rayyan Hamoudi – Yasir and Sarah's daughter, a doctor. She follows Islamic feminism, keeps the sartorial hijab, takes her religion seriously, her Western medical treatments are met with disapproval by Fatima, who uses traditional Nigerian remedies. She is foiled by her own ambition. Rayyan has long had feelings for Amaar and they are married. Rayyan pushed her mother to join a divorce group but on has discovered her own insecurities regarding her marriage, her fear is that her parents' divorce may lead to problems between Amaar. In this fear, she gives up her habits of drinking milk out of the carton and forcing Amaar to place the dishes a certain way in the dishwaster. Baber Siddiqui – A divorced college eco
Christopher James Christie is an American politician, former federal prosecutor, political commentator who served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018. During his governorship, he chaired the Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission in 2017. Christie became an ABC News contributor in 2018 after leaving office. Christie was raised in Livingston, he volunteered for Thomas Kean's gubernatorial campaign at age 15. After graduating in 1984 from the University of Delaware, he earned a J. D. at Seton Hall. He practiced law from 1987 to 2002, he was elected county freeholder for Morris County, serving from 1995 to 1998. By 2002, he had campaigned for George W. Bush. S. Attorney for New Jersey, a position he held from 2002 to 2008. Christie won the 2009 Republican primary for Governor of New Jersey, defeating the incumbent Jon Corzine in the general election. During his first term, he was credited with cutting spending, capping property tax growth, was praised for his response to and recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy, was re-elected by a wide margin in 2013.
Christie is a moderate Republican relative to the national GOP. After the start of his second term as governor, Christie's standing was damaged by the Fort Lee lane closure scandal. Since he has ranked among the least popular governors in the United States. By June 2017, he was found to have an approval rating of 15%, the lowest recorded for any New Jersey governor; as of July 2017, his disapproval rating of 69% was the highest of all governors in the nation. Christie chaired the Republican Governors Association for the 2014 election cycle. On June 30, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election, he suspended his candidacy on February 10, 2016, soon after endorsed Donald Trump, who named him head of his transition planning team. Christie was considered to be Trump's running mate but was not chosen. Soon after the election, Christie was replaced on the transition team by Mike Pence, as were three of Christie's associates, he chaired the Drug Abuse Commission in 2017 after being appointed by Trump.
He has been offered numerous positions in Donald Trump's cabinet, but only considered being the Attorney General. Christie was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Sondra A. a telephone receptionist, Wilbur James "Bill" Christie, a certified public accountant who graduated from Rutgers Business School. His mother was of Italian ancestry, father is of German and Irish descent. Christie's family moved to Livingston, New Jersey, after the 1967 Newark riots, Christie lived there until he graduated from Livingston High School in 1980. At Livingston High School, Christie served as class president and played catcher for the baseball team. Christie's father and mother were Democratic, respectively, he has credited, his Democratic-leaning mother for indirectly making him a Republican by encouraging him in 1977 to volunteer for the gubernatorial candidate who became his role model: Tom Kean. Christie had become interested in Kean after the politician a state legislator, spoke to Christie's junior high school class.
Christie graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1984 and Seton Hall University School of Law with a J. D. in 1987. He was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bar of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, in December 1987, he was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Rutgers University and Monmouth University in 2010. In 1986, Christie married a fellow student at the University of Delaware. After marrying, they shared a studio apartment in New Jersey. Mary Pat Christie pursued a career in investment banking and worked at the Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Through April 2015 she was a managing director at the Wall Street investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co. Christie and Mary Pat have two daughters; the family resides in Mendham Township. Christie's hobbies have included coaching Little League, cheering for the New York Mets, attending Bruce Springsteen concerts. Christie's other favorite sports teams are the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Dallas Cowboys.
In 1987, Christie joined the law firm of Hewit & Palatucci of Cranford, New Jersey. In 1993, he was named a partner in the firm. Christie specialized in securities law, appellate practice, election law, government affairs, he is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association and was a member of the Election Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. From 1999 to 2001, Christie was registered statehouse lobbyist for Hewit. Christie volunteered for President George H. W. Bush's 1992 re-election campaign in New Jersey, became close to Bush's state director, Bill Palatucci. Following the campaign, Christie decided to run for office, moved to Mendham Township. In 1993, Christie launched a primary challenge against the New Jersey Senate Majority Leader, John H. Dorsey. However, Christie's campaign ended after Dorsey challenged the validity of Christie's petition to appear on the ballot. In 1994, Christie was elected as a Republican to the Board of Chosen Freeholders, or legislators, for Morris County, New Jersey, after he and a running mate defeated incumbent freeholders in the party primary.
Following the election, the defeated incumbents filed a defamation lawsuit against Ch