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Daily Dirt for Aug. 4, 2021


Burt Reynolds? Hugh Jackman? Really? A lot of deep thoughts in Vol. 27 of the Daily Dirt: 

1. Best thoughts about summer? Here are three of mine:

A. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden. (But only if you don’t have to mow your own grass. Either call a grandson, or call The Guy.)

B. “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” — Henry David Thoreau. (I totally agree. By late December or early January, I’m already looking forward to spring training.)

C. “August rain: The best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” — Sylvia Plath. (We’re getting close to that time of the year. See, I can be an old softy, too.)

2. The late Elvis Presley remains a star whose music knows no generational bounds. In some way, we all love and or appreciate the music he left us. My top Elvis favorites would be:

A. “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

B. “Suspicious Minds.”

C. “Burning Love.”

3. I’ve always considered myself pretty knowledgeable about the James Bond films, but I recently came across a couple of interesting items I had not known:

A. Burt Reynolds was offered the 007 position in 1969’s “On her Majesty’s Secret Service,” a role he declined that ultimately went to George Lazenby.

B. Hugh Jackman also nixed the chance to play the world’s most famous secret agent when he opted not to be in 2006’s “Casino Royale,” a role that eventually went to Daniel Craig.

Steve Eighinger

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