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Saturday, September 27, 2008

NOBODY WAS COOLER


Cool hand Luke. Fast Eddie Felson. Nobody was cooler. A true superstar with a conscience. 
Paul Newman passed away today at age 83. Nominated for 10 academy awards, he won the Oscar for his reprisal of Fast Eddie Felson in the Color Of Money.


Suicide Pool. Get your picks in. Week 4. David "In Trial" Marcus starts things off with the Cowpokes. 

Levey-Cohen Revisited. 

I was up rather late yesterday evening and my mind kept returning to the poetic justice and Twilight Zone like ballot of Broward County. Ms. Levey Cohen ran under the name Levey because she lost a race under the name Cohen. By all accounts, she ran against a new and qualified Judge, Pedro Dijols because of the propensity for candidates with Hispanic sounding last names to lose in Broward. And because of the twists and turns in the election she is left to bear the "burden" of actually being forced to run under Pedro Dijols's name. There is no more time to change the ballot. Voters will be given a hand-out at the polls informing them that a vote for Dijols is actually a vote for Levey. 

So Mardi Levey-Cohen is being forced to run under the name she by all accounts specifically choose to run against because she thought people would be biased against that name. If I were a Judge I could not come up with a better sentence for a person with such crass motives. 

Poetic justice. Karma. Whatever you call it, a candidate by any other name does not smell as sweet, does it Ms. Levey-Cohen? 

NFL Picks tonight/tomorrow. 

13 comments:

gator growl said...

It's officially Shumie Time for the Gators. And Paul Newman.

CAPTAIN said...

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - greatest movie of all time. Paul Newman was always numero uno in my book. And now the Raindrops will be falling on Newman's head for eternity.

BTW, over the last 25 years, Newman's food company, Newman's Own, has donated over $250 million, that's million dollars, to charitable causes.

See:

newmansown.com
or
http://63.131.143.186/

Cap Out .....

www.shume-time.blogspot.com said...

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It's made a 2 year exclusive agreement with Travel and Leisure Time Magazine.
Of course, Leisure Time is our name.

10,000 visitors a day and growing.

Anonymous said...

Rumpass, why dont you identify what you mean "by all accounts?" Has Ms. Levey said in public that she ran againt Dijols because of his ethnic heritage, or are you basing your asanine comment on what other people have claimed was her motivation? Perhaps you are privy to her personal thoughts, or better yet she must have confided in you, right?

Maybe she, like the other guy that ran, thought Judge Dijols was vulnerable not because of his heritage, but because they questioned his abilities as a judge? The way he has conducted himself by suing post vote, rather than pre vote, seems to speak alot about him, don't you think? I think the 4th DCA must have thought so!

Anonymous said...

lets not forget Absence of Malice, based in Miami

Rumpole said...

7:06- I'd consider your comment if you could have made it without the stupid cheap shot.

Captain, BC&SDK? Greatest of all time? Hardly. I'd take the Hustler or the Color of Money over Butch. And there are a whole host of non-Newman movies much better. But You'd be hard pressed to find an argument that there was a better actor. He was great. And a great person.

depressed-and-rejected-attorney said...

Paul Newman was asked what the secret was to being married so long to Joanne Woodward, he simply responded, "I don't know what she puts in my food".

-Attorney Rejected..Oh what the hell you know by who! I'm so depressed Rump I skipped Hooters on Friday night.

Anonymous said...

Best (sexist) joke from BB&T (courtesy of Phillip Price): When you watch the DUI videos the men are usually cussing and the women are usually crying. If it's the other way around, them sum' bitches are drunk!

Anonymous said...

You accuse a candidate for judicial office of being "crass" because you assign without reference their motive for running against their opponent as being racial in nature, and you call my comments a cheap shot!

Why don't you stop ducking the question and answer it?

Anonymous said...

"What we've got here is a failure to communicate"

Anonymous said...

Old time hockey?

awww piss on old time hockey....

eddie Shore?...

Awww piss on Eddie Shore.

H'Oggletorpe?

I'm puttin a bounty on the head of McCracken.. the chief goon....

Anonymous said...

oh come on, we all know EXODUS was his best as a Hagganah Gunman and masgerading as a British Army Officer when Peter Lawford said he could tell if you were a Jew by your smell... and Paul behind his back sniffed himself and smiled ....great scene! Or in HOMBRE when he played a halfcaste stuck on the top of a hill with others who were cowards and Richard Boone said 'how you all gonna get out of here" and Paul said "how you gonna get down this hill?" and shot him 3 times !
WOW

Anonymous said...

Why did Bernard Isaac "Bernie" Bober run against Dijols??? It's a fair question.