Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just An Observation

Note:  This is NOT political commentary.  I loathe political banter, especially this time of the year. Rather, it's just an observation (like how I worked in the title of my post just now?  Yeah, I'm sneaky that way) about how time marches on for all of us.  If you want hard-hitting political analysis, by all means switch over to CNN.com, FOX.com, the onion.com,  or peopleofwalmart.com (which really isn't news, but you'll feel better about yourself).  Read this first, of course.  And then read anything written by my fine, fine list of followers, some of whom are from Canada.  And New Jersey.  

   During a commercial break for The Big Bang Theory, I switched over to have a looky-loo at the goings on at the Republican National Convention.  Imagine my surprise when I saw Clint Eastwood at the podium addressing the delegates.  Next to him was an empty chair (NOTE:  a perfect spot for a political joke, but I'll resist).
    
  After checking that TBS was still hawking feminine hygiene products, Cialis,and Beggin' Strips (at the same time), I returned to watch Clint.
  
  However, instead of listening to his words, I was actually more shocked at how he looked.  Great Googli Moogli (borrowing a term I learned from Sherilin, one the aforemetioned fine followers), did the guy look old!  Did someone switch the Crypt-keeper for Clint? 
"And then I said, 'Well, do you feel lucky, punk?
And then I took a nap."
  To me, whenever I think of Clint Eastwood, I think of Moses as he struggles to convince the Pharaoh to let his people go.  Although why he chose to marry Lily Munster instead of...oh, that was Charlton Heston?  Oops, my bad.
Left over from the A-Z Challenge
   Well, at least Clint is still alive.

  Anyway, where was I?  Oh, yeah, I still think of Eastwood as that young cowpoke (NOTE:  "Cowpoking" is actually illegal in most states.  Except Nebraska.) from Wagon Train or "The Man With No Name" in all those Spaghetti Westerns. 


"Wait a minute.
Does fongul mean what I think it does?"

  So, it was a bit of a surprise to see him looking as wrinkled as Madonna's tuckus in a steambath (NOTE:  thankfully, I've never seen that, but I'm just imagining.  Oops, just made myself sick there).

  Thinking on, I realized that I often still think of myself as that fresh-faced youngster who was trying to talk Mrs. Penwasser #1 into marrying him (NOTE:  Much to my horror, she did).

"Sure, she may have a face like a hat fulla assholes,
but have you seen her rack?"
   I was shocked when I had a gander at the prune pie I call a face.

"Could be worse.  Could be Moses."
   Then I realized...maybe I should cut Dirty Harry some slack?

35 comments:

  1. Great Googli Moogli! Penwasser, ya look great. No worries. You look a helluva lot better than Clint.

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    1. Awwww....thanks! Now I wish I had his money (he can keep the chair).

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  2. I agree with Dawn. You're too tough on yourself, Al. :)

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    1. Thanks, Dana. I try to keep myself in better shape than the Kool-Aid man.

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  3. I understand exactly what you're saying about Clint, it's weird seeing him looking so old. You've aged fine too Al so don't worry buddy. I find it funny how much you stressed there was no political commentary in here because you barely touched upon Politics at all haha, great post Al.

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    1. Political discussions in this country are really getting out of control. I just want to laugh and not get bogged down in shouting matches. I heard a good line from Russell Brand about us electing a new "king." I don't care who you are, that's pretty funny.

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  4. I know. Seriously... he caught a lot of crap for his address, and really, don't we all ramble and deviate from the teleprompter now and then?

    Oh. That's just me. :)

    The other day I caught sight of the horizontal lines one my forehead. The ones that no matter what the cream promises, do not go away. They are my lifelines my friend. The ones that tell me where I've been. They run deep, and are permanent. I have EARNED them. And I wouldn't want it any other way.

    I would however, like some of my short term memory back. (Now, why did I come in this room?)

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    1. I ramble a LOT. And I'm quite sure I'll be doing more of it.
      A few months ago, I looked at myself in the rear view mirror (because I'm the shortest one in the family, I'm relegated to the back seat). I was shocked to see a turkey twaddle looking thingie swaying back and forth under my chin.

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  5. I agree. He just seemed frail. i wanted to give him a glass of water. It reminded me of Kirk Douglas at the oscars a few years ago. Just sad.

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    1. That scene with Kirk WAS very very sad. Not as sad (but still shocking) was seeing The Who perform at the Super Bowl a couple years back. Good golly gracious!!!! While I'm glad they never followed through with it, I remember them singing, "Hope I die before I get old."
      Then again, Mick Jagger wars spandex.
      Yeesh.

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  6. That's Clint Eastwood? God damn he is getting pretty old. I never thought I would see him like that. I'm still young, thankfully, and my appearance hasn't changed all too much. I'm sure though in about 10-20 years I'll be realising why women are so obsessed with botox and correcting their wrinkles and staying young.

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    1. At least THEY don't have to worry about testicles drooping into their tennis shoes.

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  7. In ten years he'll probably be in a wheelchair. It's going to be quite weird seeing him like that.

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    1. In ten years, I'LL probably be in a wheelchair. Bet I can kick his ass in a race.

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  8. I haven't changed a bit, thanfully, need to go find that fountain of youth before I'm old haha But you look nothing like him, he just looks like a skeleton with some skin attached.

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    1. I think the fountain of youth has Bud Lite in it. It may not make you young, but after a case or two, you won't care.

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  9. you look way better than eastwood. reassure yourself that though he might be one up on you in the fame and fortune department, you've got him in the looks and humor department now. give yourself a pat on the back, but not too hard cuz at your age, it might knock you off balance and then you'll break a hip.

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  10. That appears to be the look of "someone switched my beer with tequila" Mr Penwasser.

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    1. Had a bad, bad experience with tequila once.
      Oh, so bad.

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  11. I enjoy your humor and honesty. I have a hard time dealing with the old coot who stares at me in the mirror when I shave.

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    1. But, I must do it, because I can at least shave away the gray whiskers.

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  12. I wonder how Burt Reynolds is looking these days.

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  13. In your more recent photo, you look as if you've just seen Clint naked, wrestling with Clyde the orang-utan.

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    1. Thank GOODNESS neither one of them sported wood.

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  14. Clint will always be "Blondie" in my mind's eye. And Al? Al will always be dashing & witty.

    You know, men are allowed to grow old. Sean Connery. Paul Newman. Bruce Willis.

    Women aren't. Demi Moore. (I know she looks hot. but she's getting wierd & she's MY AGE. That's not old.)

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    1. Awwwwwww....thanks!!! "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"...GREAT movie.
      That fact about society's view of men and women growing old isn't fair, Viagra and prostate cancer notwithstanding.

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  15. Burt is looking as sad as Clint. But then, I'm no spring chicken!

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    1. And you're not wearing pink glasses or have a toupee. So you have that going for you.

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  16. Now Clint looks like he should own an orangutan. See, he's growing into his roles. Better late than never!

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  17. This comment is Just An Observation! So don't take it to seriously.

    You're right! People do get old and wrinkly! And the only cure is to die young.

    Great post as always and thanks for not including a picture of Madonnas wrinkly bum! You're a gentleman and a scholar!

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    1. The funny thing is...I thought to go looking for a picture. But, I didn't want anyone to see "Madonna Wrinkly Butt" in my search window.

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  18. Clint Eastwood? Are you kidding me? I thought that was Burt Reynolds!
    No but seriously, (all politics aside). I saw that whole empty chair thing and thought it was just plain old stupid...

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