Friday, March 9, 2012
A Living Legend!
A couple of days ago, The Blog paid a posthumous tribute to one of his childhood idols, Davy Jones.
Tonight, The Blog would like to pay tribute to a Hollywood legend who is still, thankfully, with us.
Because today, The Blog got to spend his morning with Dick Van Dyke!
Mr. Van Dyke has been a part of The Blog's life since The Blog's earliest memories. Tripping over ottomans on his eponymous sit-com. Dancing with penguins in "Mary Poppins." Piloting a flying car in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." And, sleuthing in "Diagnosis Murder." (And, oh yes, let's not forget his villainous role in "Dick Tracy!")
The Blog mentioned earlier that working in Hollywood had it's cool perks. This morning the perk was meeting this living legend. The Blog is pleased to inform his bloglitts that Mr. Van Dyke is, as you might hope, one of the nicest human beings that you could ever hope to meet!
Just a couple of things bug your ole Uncle PC.
Numero Uno... The Blog wishes that he had half the energy 10 years ago that the 86-year-old Van Dyke has today.
Numero Two-oh.... Like Davy, Dick has a wife less than half his age, who, contrary to expectations, does not, in the slightest, come off as a gold digging, bimbo, trophy wife, but rather, as a lovely, wonderful woman who is as in love with her man as he is with her.
And that makes a cynical old bastard like the PC feel just a little better about the world!