Monday, February 25, 2008

Real American Heroes

I'd like to take a minute to recognize the great movie icons of the 80's. They fought Mr. T and the Russians for us. They flew special Top Gun missions to protect our freedoms. They took to the streets with their nearly retired partners to fight off criminals. They even drove time machines to the past and the future to make the world a better place. They didn't let anything get in their way. If their trainer or best friend died, did that stop them?? No. If they wanted to commit suicide but were too chicken to do it, did that keep them from doing right? Hell no. If they got locked in the trunk of Marvin Berry's car during the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, did they give up?? Of course not.

These people were an inspiration to us all. These were the people that perfected the movie montage. These were the folks that taught us no matter if you've got a speech impediment like Rocky, or a dead dad like Maverick, or crazy hair like Riggs, or were out of plutonium to fuel your time travel device, or were only 5 foot 8 inches tall or less like all of them; that you could still come out on top.

Thank you little guys. Thank you all.

25 comments:

Cyber D said...

Dude, did you realize how short Ryan Seacrest is? I was watching the E! Red-carpet and he admitted to standing on a wooden box to interview the celebs. Hilarity!

LIT said...

Spoken like the true Alan Alda of the '90's. And A.A. was a tall guy!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Where have all the heroes gone?

Churlita said...

Tom Cruise is still around and I think I could probably put him in the palm of my hand he's so tiny.

Dagromm said...

Cyber D - I'm talking about bad asses and you're talking about Ryan Seacrest? Ooooooookay.

Lit - Thank you.

Gyuss - The writers strike upended their season. I expect they'll be back soon though.

Churlita - I've had Tom Cruise in the palm of my hand. Truthfully it was just my War of the Worlds action figure, but I believe it to be to 9/10 scale.

Tera said...

Love. It.

Hmmm, Cyber, I also love the word "hilarity..." I must use it at once.

Kofi said...

This was a pleasant memory until I remembered Willis's little brother and his wife were in the building pitching something today.

Then I shuddered in fear.

Susan said...

Why do I have "holding out for a hero" and scenes from Short Circuit in my head now?

NoRegrets said...

Thanks. Now I have that budweiser commercial in my head.

Dagromm said...

Tera - I love "it" too. "It" is one of my best areas of knowledge.

Kofi - How many times did you hear, "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?" today?

Susan - Now I have a craving for bacon. Kevin Bacon.

Nore - Don't thank me. Thank the brave men and women of cinema past.

jaz said...

Didn't Arnie make a lot of action movies in the 80's? I wouldn't exactly call him little. Except maybe in that fight scene at the beginning of Red Heat--you know, the naked fight in the Siberian snow bank?

heather said...

kiddo, how is it that i'm the old one but i'm the one with foo fighters stuck in my head right now???

jaz said...

What are foo fighters? And I thought that with the exception of Dagromm's daughter, we were all old.

heather said...

jaz, kiddo's still in her twenties and i'm on the tail end of my thirties which makes me the old one of the two of us.

the foo fighters are a grammy winning rock band. kinda alt-punk but radio friendly for the most part.

heather said...
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jaz said...

Heather--you two are just babes in arms!

And I am so sad that I keep missing out on someone's truly interesting and pithy statements by not getting to read them before they are deleted by the author. Shucks.

heather said...

nothing interesting and pithy was missed, i just managed to put up the same comment twice that's all.

Cyber D said...

Dude, have you seen Ryan Seacrest open a can of diet pepsi using only his left nipple? That's pretty bad ass!

jaz said...

Yeah--but that's nothing compared to the "It's 11:30" Diet Coke ad campaign.

heather said...

man i miss the 11:30 diet coke commercials.
*sigh*

jaz said...

I would miss them if I wasn't married to Chill.

Goo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAGROMM!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Is it weird that 7 year old girls update their blogs more often than you do?

Dagromm said...

Goo - Thanks!

Gus - She's eight and unemployed. When I was unemployed I could do it more often too.

jaz said...

Unemployed and eight years old? Surely it is time for the girl to get out there and earn a living? Her cousin, Oyster, is contributing to the family business by bothering the customers so her daddy doesn't have to! And she is only almost seven.