I've always been a fan of Sam Elliott (or, more properly, Samuel Pack Elliott, born 8-9-44 in Sacramento, California). He and I have something in common, you see--we each have a mustache. Sam's is the standard, though, so I have decided to use it as the One And Only Mustache Standard on earth, against which all other mustaches must be measured. Sam's mustache is equal to one EMEU (Elliott Mustache Equivalency Unit). These two photos will serve as the examples of what a single EMEU looks like: My mustache is worth 4/10ths of an EMEU. That's a point 4 EMEU, if you prefer. Other celebrities have dandy mustaches. Great mustaches, even, but not the standard. It gets worse. My opinion on this matter is final. When I declare that Tom Selleck's mustache is a point 8 EMEU, that rating stays. Burt Reynolds also comes in at a point 8 EMEU. Point 8. Not a drop more. Good mustaches and certainly heroes, but point 8 and no more. Not ev
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Having time on my hands and a working Android TV box connected to my home wifi, I caught up with Joe Versus The Volcano, a true classic from 1990. And I'm glad that I did. Here we have a dandy story. And by dandy, I mean spectacular. It starts out by the iteration of “Once Upon A Time”, and concludes with “And They Lived Happily Ever After”. Did I ever mention that when I lived in Southern California, I maintained a season pass to Disneyland and would sometimes go there just to have breakfast sitting by the Rivers of America? No? Well, I did. Spent a lot of time in Fantasyland too. You know…..Courageous Princes and beautiful Princesses and castles and evil beings and such. Yes, I'm a grown man, but I'm a top drawer sucker for a fairy tale, a romantic comedy, and a happy ending. I like Tom Hanks' vehicles. Pretty much all of them—from Bosom Buddies all the way through. I like his kid Colin's work too (for whatever that might be worth).