Archive for September, 2008
where is FDR when you need him?
well, who said the US congress were a bunch of geniuses? the dow jones closed 7% lower but more than 777 points down, the biggest point-drop ever, after both republicans AND democrats failed to pass the bailout plan. do i hear the stock market lost USD 1.2 trillion today? a trillion. not bazillion or gajillion. a TRILLION. yes, there is such a thing.
good luck with that 401K and stock portfolio.
i still can’t get over the fact that paul newman is dead. he was talented, beautiful, charming, intelligent and enigmatic. the first time i ever saw cool hand luke, i bawled like a baby. how can you not cry when witnessing such a handsome man with an arresting sob? his baby blue eyes just pierced right through your heart.
my college roommate stephanie and i shared a passion for paul. we daydreamed we’d be swept off our feet by somebody who looked like him. we would even glide through the grocery aisle right by the newman’s own salad dressing just to stare at his beautiful face. silly, yes, but this was a man worthy of such adulation. he was a man who believed in his causes and fought for them. he was also a man who followed his own heart.
he starred in 4 of my favorite films of all time – hud, the hustler, cat on a hot tin roof and the sting. his roles in these movies were all terribly flawed, but endearing and charming. much like the real paul, i would imagine.
above his movie star good looks and old hollywood elegance, paul newman’s most endearing trait, IMHO, was his eternal commitment and love for his wife of over 50 years, joanne woodward. my heart consistently melts at the sight of this celebrated and loving hollywood couple.
paul newman represented the last of old hollywood and an end of an era. george clooney only wishes he can achieve half of what paul newman has achieved in his lifetime.
thanks, paul and may your spirit live on.
(photo credit – the new york times)
one of my most favorite actors of all time. rest in peace.
now, this one is FUNNY.