Dating game banded hipster
Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game," ''The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," has died. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris' family.
Barris made game show history right off the bat, in 1966, with "The Dating Game," hosted by Jim Lange.
Kooky 'Gong Show' host Chuck Barris had mysterious CIA connection Viewers got to know Barris’ face, and his curly hair, as the emcee in the goofy “The Gong Show.” Barris would reward talentless contestants by banging his infamous gong during the bizarre amateur hour, which he hosted for four years until 1980.Barris recovered from his first cinema failure — starring and directing “The Gong Show Movie” — by dabbling in the written word.The lackluster 1980 film tanked at the box office, prompting Barris to hermit himself in a New York hotel and pen the comedic spy novel “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” — which he heralded as an autobiography.You might have heard that you should give it some time before you respond to a man’s text; the trick with a hipster is to respond quickly but nonchalantly, with less than three words. My “homeless” hipster didn’t buy me a drink on our first encounter, but he did ask me for my phone number and proceeded to do his best routine on the dance floor.A hipster, by definition, goes against the mainstream tide, so don’t be alarmed if your guy doesn’t adhere to certain social niceties. If you’re dating a true hipster, chances are they live in Brooklyn so don’t expect to ever go on a date in Manhattan.