I have been seeing some pretty good sayings on Facebook lately. Here are done of them.
Well, I was one of the many million who watched Grease: Live over the weekend.
Grease is one of my favorite movies, so I was looking forward in watching the play version of the movie.
One performance that stood out for me was Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo singing “There Are Worse Things I Could Do“. Not only did she do an outstanding job singing the song, but she did so through a personal loss.
On the day of the broadcast, Vanessa Hudgens announced on Twitter that her father, Greg, had died from cancer the night before, and that she would dedicate her performance in Grease: Live to his memory. (from Wikipedia.com)
Here is Vanessa Hudgens version of the song.
And here is the version done by Stockard Channing.
Both versions are very powerful. But I have to go with Stockard Channing’s version.
And if you’re anything like me, here are the lyrics so you can sing them in your hair brush too.
There Are Worse Things I Could Do
There are worse things I could do
Than go with a boy or two
Even though the neighborhood
Thinks I’m trashy and no good
I suppose it could be true
But there are worse things I could do
I could flirt with all the guys
Smile at them and bat my eyes
Press against them when we dance
Make them think they stand a chance
Then refuse to see it through
That’s a thing I’d never do
I could stay home every night
Wait around for mister right
Take cold showers everyday
And throw my life away
On a dream that won’t come true
I could hurt someone like me
Out of spite or jealousy
I don’t steal and I don’t lie
But I can feel and I can cry
A fact I’ll bet you never knew
But to cry in front of you
That’s the worst thing I could do
Jacobs Jim; Casey Warren
As you may be ale to tell by some of my posts. I am curious about the Stars Dying in Three’s. Is it true, do they really die in three’s? Celebrities die every day — there’s no pattern. But it does freak me out when three celebrities do die in a row.
Check out this post that I saw on Facebook. I was surprised on how old some of these stars are. And there were one or two that I thought had already pasted away.
Some of the actors and actresses on this list are my favorites. It will be a sad day when they do pass away.
But until that day comes, “Life is an adventure! So live it up!” ― L.M. Preston
Well, crap… on Tuesday, January 26, Abe Vigoda, Det. Fish on TV’s ‘Barney Miller,’ Died at 94.
This is the second time that I posted about an entertainer and the pass away a couple of days later.
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I have no idea what I remember this movie and am fascinated with it.
Dead Alive (1992)
A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
I only saw it once, I think I might have caught in the middle of the movie. But it stuck with me.
For the longest time, I couldn’t remember the title of the movie and I Googled it until I found the title.
It’s been a while since I saw it, I think I need to find it and watch during one of my lunch breaks from work.
You know there are certain songs that come on the radio that take you back to a special memory. Here is one that always takes me back to good times.
In high school, it seemed that whenever the girl’s track team were at a school dance, we would request that song and all dance together. Not sure why it was that song, but it was.
There was one time, we came back from an invitational track meet during a school dance. We were still in our track clothes, all tried and dirty, but we crashed the dance and requested our song.
To this day, when I hear that song, it takes me back to the school dance and our team dancing to it.
WHT!! The was song written by Prince!? I’m I the lost one to know that Prince wrote this song? I’m in shock! Why didn’t I know this?
Her birthday was yesterday (January 23rd) and she turned 25!
Where did the time go? I remember when she was born and a little bitty baby. Now she is a grown, young woman making it on her own.
I love her more that words can say.
Saw this story on Facebook. It’s kind if long, but I wanted to post it so I could have it to read again.
Never Would Have Guessed
WHY MR. ROGERS WORE
Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76 , which is odd,
because he always looked to be 76. (DOB: 6/27/27 )
His death reminded me of the following story.
Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin,
is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4-star generals at
Arlington National Cemetery His marker gives his name,
rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else.
Here’s a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time,
why the heck does he rate burial with these guys?
Well, following is the amazing answer:
I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn’t know the extent
of his Corps experiences.
In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country
in the armed forces often in rear echelon posts where they
were carefully protected, only to be trotted out to perform
for the cameras in war bond promotions,
Lee Marvin was a genuine hero.
He won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima There is only one
higher Naval award… the Medal Of Honor!
If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the man,
he credits his sergeant with an even greater show of bravery.
Dialog from “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson”:
His guest was Lee Marvin….
Johnny said,”Lee, I’ll bet a lot of people are unaware
that you were a Marine in the initial landing at Iwo Jima ..
and that during the course of that action you earned
the Navy Cross and were severely wounded.”
“Yeah, yeah… I got shot square in the bottom and they gave me
the Cross for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi.
Bad thing about getting shot up on a mountain is guys getting
shot hauling you down. But, Johnny, at Iwo , I served under
the bravest man I ever knew… We both got the Cross the same day,
but what he did for his Cross made mine look cheap in comparison.
That dumb guy actually stood up on Red beach and directed his
troops to move forward and get the hell off the beach..
Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he
stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his
men to safety. He did this on more than one occasion because
his men’s safety was more important than his own life.
That Sergeant and I have been lifelong friends. When they brought
me off Suribachi we passed the Sergeant and he lit a smoke and
passed it to me, lying on my belly on the litter and said,
“Where’d they get you Lee?” “Well Bob….
if you make it home before me, tell Mom to sell the outhouse!”
Johnny, I’m not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man
I ever knew.
The Sergeant’s name is Bob Keeshan.
You and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo.”
On another note, there was this wimpy little man
(who passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet.. Mr. Rogers is
another of those you would least suspect of being anything
but what he now portrays to our youth.
But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in
Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name.
He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV, to cover the many
tattoos on his forearm and biceps.
He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat,
able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat
After the war Mr. Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister
and therefore a pacifist. Vowing to never harm another human and also dedicating the rest of his life to trying to help lead children on the right path in life… He hid away the tattoos and his past life and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm..
America’s real heroes don’t flaunt what they did; they quietly go about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do best. They earned our respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy.
Look around and see if you can find one of those heroes in your midst.
Often, they are the ones you’d least suspect, but would most like to have on your side if anything ever happened……. Just saying.
— with Bob Williford