Paul Newman passed away earlier today at age 83. In a world where movie stars seem kind of shallow and vapid, this guy was a man’s man and a humanitarian in his personal life. Talk about your class acts, Newman was right up there with the best of them.
I’ve seen over 20 of his movies, and that’s the type of line unheard of with today’s actors and actresses, who make so much money that they can literally make one movie every couple of years and live extremely well. And what movies! I tell people under 30 that they don’t know what the meaning of cool is until they’ve seen Cool Hand Luke. The Sting was a classic, and, as much as I really don’t like westerns, I’d have missed out on real style if I’d never seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Outside of “Luke”, my favorite movie he ever made, oddly enough one that doesn’t get as much public attention, and yet still gave him an Academy Award nomination for best actor, was Absense of Malice with Sally Field.
Paul Newman was just a genuine guy. You saw it in his movies, then you learned more about it later on with his line of natural food products, with all his profits going to charity instead of into his own pockets. Class and style; they don’t make ’em like him anymore.
R.I.P., Paul Newman; thanks for the great times and memories.
Oh no, not another video! I tell you, there are some folks out there finding this great stuff, and that’s what I’m sharing today.
On the Ambermac blog, she created a post called My Top 5 Internet Culture Videos On Youtube. Out of the five, my favorite, which means it made me laugh out loud, was this one on those favorite things of ours, obviously having a bad day:
Now, some of you may be wondering what’s with all these videos today. Basically, what I’m highlighting is the reason for checking out other blogs. Notice that every video I’ve shared thus far has come from someone else’s blog. What I’ve done while posting these videos is also given a trackback to each one of those folks, and at least one of those folks has stopped by to thank me for it.
I’ve never heard the name before today. I was checking out the Stereohyped blog and, if you click on the link, shows a post he made showing DR Funkmaster Flex, a radio DJ out of Detroit, going off on “everyone’s favorite child molester and pervert” (so I believe), R. Kelly. First, the video:
Yeah, I believe he did it. Yeah, I believe he’s got a past that proves it (the infamous marriage to Alliyah when she was only 15; we have an annulment on file, folks). Yeah, everyone acknowledged that the incident took place in his house. Yeah, it was 7 years ago and he’s now got a mole (I’ve got moles I didn’t have 7 years ago). Yeah, first his lawyers said it wasn’t him, then they said she was over 18, then they went back to saying it wasn’t him AND she was 18.
You go on with your bad self, DJ Funkmaster Flex. Heck, I wish I lived in Detroit so I could listen to your show, call you up, and give you props for this. This ain’t OJ; this ain’t Robert Blake. This is Rodney King trial all over again, because we got it on tape. Another group of 12 swayed by the argument “You gonna believe me or your lyin’ eyes?”
And there you go; now, back to our regularly scheduled program.
I wrote a similar post on my business blog, but here, I’m just going to post a video from the cartoon series back in the day. Michael Jackson said he loved the cartoon and watched it every week, since it wasn’t really them in the cartoon, just their music. For the uninitiated, the mice are named Ray and Charles, the snake is named Rosie:
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