They're cute, they're workin' hard, and they're inspiring you to work hard too.
So go buy a couple, or buy a set and give them to everyone in your office, or class. You know you want one. You know you'll work harder if you see someone else doing it. We're all just monkeys anyway. Monkey see...
Somebody's grandmother. Somebody's mother. Sombody's brother. Sombody's child. Refugees the world over died of hunger today. People died in Darfur because of hate and ignorance. People died in Iraq today because of ego and fear.
I just can't find it in me to feel bad for Heath. If anything I feel sad for his daughter, and his family. For him though? He's cashed his final check. He's done for this go around. Only thing left for him is whatever comes after this, and the only one who knows that for sure is him. So, no, I don't really care much.
I hope that if I had a friend who was that low, I'd see some sign, and find some way to help. I hope that if I was that low, someone would step up and show me some love.
I'm not passing judgement, I'm just offering some perspective. He was an actor and he was good. But he wasn't a friend of mine, and he wasn't any more important than any of the other people who died sad deaths today. But perhaps his death was slightly less important than the people who died today who were trying their damnedest to stay alive.
Just like Nick Fury is supposed to make a cameo in the Iron Man movie, Stark is supposed to be standing next to General Ross at some point in the Hulk flick. How cool would it be if he were brought in to lay the smackdown in the Iron Man suit? Tres cool. That's how cool. Alas, I think that'll have to wait. Jon Favreau says that he's got dibs if they ever do an Avengers movie, and I think that would be the coolest.
Or at least it wasn't back in the day. I'm going to be a bastard and not give you a link or anything, but today I read that there's a disclaimer at the beginning of the old school Sesame Street DVD that just came out that says something along the lines of:
These old Sesame Street episodes may not be suitable for todays preschoolers. Sheild your spawn from Cookie Monster's eating disorder, Big Bird's big brown LSD induced friend, and that gay couple who do unnatural acts with latex waterfowl.
Okay, it doesn't say that exactly, but it says something LIKE that, the implication being that old school Sesame Street was just as bad as Amos and Andy. You want to be sure that if you show these episodes to your kids, you tell them first that this was aired before we all learned that Big Bird's imaginary friend is inappropriate and that no one should ever imagine anything...ever.