Kadir Anlayisli, Fugitive Hunter
On June 4, Berlin Internet cafe owner Kadir Anlayisli ended the most urgent and widely publicized manhunt in modern Canadian history, single-handedly identifying Luka Magnotta despite the accused killer’s penchant for disguise and physical transformation.
The eagle-eyed German spotted the fugitive, who was (natch) reading his own news stories online, and immediately flagged down passing police cadets. Anlayisli’s quick thinking and lack of hesitation in exposing an alleged violent, mentally unstable individual brought a bittersweet sense of relief to Canadians unsure whether the maniac had fled to Europe as reported, or deceived police and stayed behind to continue his crime spree. For saving us a lot of worry, bringing an alleged murderer to justice, and attempting to bilk the schlock-tabloid QMI Agency out of an interview fee, Anlayisli is a true TORO Man.
Richard Dawson, Family Guy
No game show host in history had the effortless charisma gifted to Richard Dawson. Like a network-approved Brando, the longtime Family Feud host and frequent Match Game cutup abandoned the staid politeness of those before him for something freer, more casual and unpredictable. As the original Feud host (1976-1985) he frequently flirted with female guests, openly mocked horrible answers, and helped turn role of host from hired MC to television icon.
Dawson also dabbled in acting, co-starring in Hogan’s Heroes, guesting on countless sitcoms, and memorably terrorizing Arnold Schwarzenegger in the underrated action flick The Running Man (1987). Watching reruns of Family Feud nowadays and Dawson’s casual, almost invasive attitude toward women and contestants of lesser intelligence is downright shocking. That said, we may never see a man of his tenacity in prime time ever again.
Dawson passed away June 2 at age 79.
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