Saturday, September 27, 2008


Sadly, today I learned via Squeaky that Paul Newman has passed away.

Actor, Producer, Director, Philanthropist, Popcorn Mogul

As John Donne said;

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

My sympathies go out to his wife and family.


Home on the Range said...

You forgot to add to his resume "one of the celebrities that have lent their name and notoriety to anti-gun causes, speaking out for anti-gun legislation and providing a voice for anti-gun organizations."

To me that somewhat darkens the image, but I feel for his family.

aepilot_jim said...

I didn't know that. It does change things a bit.

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Home on the Range said...

In reading my comment, it sounded kind of cold. I disagree with the man, but feel for the family's loss.

It would be so hard on them, losing a husband of so many years, a father. May they be comforted in all the good that he did do in life.

The Atomic Rockhound said...

I have never seen anything that he was in. I should go rent some this weekend.

aepilot_jim said...

I'd suggest Hud. Excellent movie He and Patricia Neal both give outstanding proformances. Another is Cool Hand Luke. And I like Slap Shot too.