Let’s Put Time on Hold.

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This year’s Academy Awards was a bit of a bore, and I didn’t make it through to the end.  Why bother watching? It’s a tradition (87th), and it’s a rare specimen, of sorts, of the elegance that had its place in society before the ‘70’s said “blue jeans for everyone.”  I also enjoy the In Memoriam segment, not to be maudlin, but to appreciate what people accomplished but also in a generational sense.

I watched plenty of old movies when I was a kid, but I never really focused on the celebrities involved.  Through the years, the In Memorium segment was a reminder of an earlier generation.  Old People.  People my parents grew up watching. 

In this and recent years, that can’t be said any more.   Lauren Becall, Mickey Rooney, Louis Jourdan – old timers.  I liked their work, but without any emotional tie in.  James Garner – shared, thanks to “The Rockford Files.”  Robin Williams?  Definitely my generation, but with a sizable asterisk that leaves me shaking my head more than feeling a loss. 

But, Leonard Nimoy, dead at 83.  He’s certainly old enough for my parents generation, but his popularity was fully within mine.  This kind of thing is going to start hurting.

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  1. Dude, you are going to make me cry.

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  2. I know where you are coming from. It makes me wonder how my parents feel seeing all of their stars fade away. Bogey & Wayne? Sure they smoked and that got them. But as the years go, soon there won't be much to relate to. Nimoy was a loss. Glad I saw him live.

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