There’s this Facebook meme of posting images of three fictional characters that define me, apparently without describing them. I find the exercise oddly unsatisfying. Whereas when Dustbury and Chuck Miller cheated and EXPLAINED why they picked their folks, THAT was interesting to me.
For instance, of the three roles here: one you probably know, one you know the actor but likely not the character, and the third is played by a guy I knew, not very well, back in college, and most of you won’t get at all. So what that give you, the reader?
Or maybe I’m wrong. Any guesses as to the CHARACTERS I’ll take for a day or two before approving the comments.
I suppose I could have picked three other characters that you should all recognize:
Now, I suppose I ought to tackle that other meme, that of coming up with my “life quote.” Except, of course, I’m stymied.
I could steal from Kenneth Rogers who sang:
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
I was taken for a time with a line in the 1991 movie Grand Canyon, when the Steve Martin character says, “That’s part of your problem: you haven’t seen enough movies. All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.”
On my more serious days, I could try, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
But ultimately, I’ll stick with my first hero, who said “I yam what I yam,” and that wouldn’t be wrong.