“Storybook Love” – WIlly DeVille (with Mark Knopfler) … from “The Princess Bride” (1987)

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Here is one of the best … and admittedly, most bizarre … couplings of the mainstream and the underground. This is the lovely ballad composed for Rob Reiner’s classic 1987 film “The Princess Bride,” written and soulfully sung by punk legend Willy DeVille of the band Mink DeVille. The song was later nominated for an Oscar and seeing Willy on stage crooning this in front of a billion plus viewers during the Academy Awards in 1988 was a very cool kick in the head indeed.

Mark Knopfler / Pregnant Wife prank call

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One of the most devastatingly cruel and funny prank calls I’ve ever heard. This is obviously not a call conducted by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits but by someone else using the name of Mark Knopfler. I’ve heard other “Knopfler” calls and none of them reach the heights (or depths) of this masterpiece.