This will make you feel even worse about yourself, here’s Americas top earning actors from last year:
There was lots of debate last week on the Paul and Young Ron show, as we discussed Entertainment weekly magazines, 100 All Time Greatest, movies, TV shows, albums and more issue. We followed up with our top ten lists, for Movies. Here is mine:
10) Pulp Fiction, so many elements, and of course John Travolta and The Gimp! A great way to ruin my day? Put on Pulp Fiction, I’m done.
9) A tie between Annie Hall and Stripes. Annie Hall, the only comedy to ever win an Oscar for best picture, and Stripes just flat out makes me laugh. Bill Murray’s number one, but he was brilliant in Groundhog day, too.
8) The Firm and Scarface, I watch the Firm whenever it’s on, Gene Hackman steels the movie, and Pacino should have gotten his academy award for Tony Montana, not Scent of a woman. Plus, I do a pretty good Montana impression.
7) Star Wars: Pick one. Saturday afternoon adventure at its finest. The originals, not the Jar Jar Binks deal.
6) The Wizard of Oz, I still watch it every year. Hard to believe it is as old as my Dad.
5) A Few Good Men. Jack Nicholson was in the movie for 5 minutes, and you can’t take his eyes off him. Can you handle the truth?
4) Goodfellas: “Do I amuse you?” Pesci was brilliant, Deniro was cold and Ray Liotta was never better. “Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster”.
3) Silence of the Lambs: I’m a fan of a great performance, and Anthony Hopkins, was Hannibel Lector. “You’re not more than one generation away from poor white trash (Ron Brewer)”.
2) Godfather 2: Greatest sequel ever. Deniro and Pacino in the same movie? Thank you.
1) Godfather. You can argue that 2 was better than 1, but if it wasn’t for 1, there would be no 2. If it’s on, forget everything else, I’m going to the mattresses.
Others receiving votes: Raging Bull, Casablanca, Casino, The Exorcist, Rocky, Ferris Bueller, Animal House and Airplane.
I’d argue that you need a whole category for comedy alone! Your comments are welcome, but remember: These are my top ten…what are yours?
The weekend started out great, dropped the young squire off at summer camp, no tears, but there was some of this, "how long you guys gonna hang out?". Wifey and I quickly drove to a cool romantic hotel called the White Barn Inn for some "mom and dad time", then it was off to the airport and that's when things went from bad to worse! Flight one I'm supposed to leave Portland Maine go through DC then home to Lauderdale by 8pm. Nope. Cancelled! What? Quick, drive to Boston, JetBlue can get you home by 10! Nope. 12:42 am. What's wrong with them?
White Barn Inn
So what happened? I drink wine all the time, did I finally have a black out? My Ron Brewer moment? Everything is going fine: drinking wine all day long, for lunch, on a boat, at dinner, after dinner, etc. here's where I think things went wrong. I said, "how about a nightcap?" Next thing you know we were listening to 80's music and I believe dancing occurred. I moved from wine to Cognac. What's the expression? Wine before cognac, you're gonna yack? I didn't yack, but I did wake up with thus ridiculous, purple, gnarly, painful, broken ass pinky toe. And that was day 3 of a week long vacation.
So you're invited to a wedding in Delaware, why would I bring a pink T shirt? Why would I decide to take a walk and end up in the bad side of town? Why would I risk life and limb along with my sister and cousin? Because I am a dumbass. When the cops pull up to you and say, "what the hell are you people doing here? (and probably thinking, "in a pink shirt") and then offer to take you to the "safe part of town", you're probably in harms way. Thankfully, we weren't shot, robbed or sold into sex slavery, but it was weird being in the back of a police car in Delaware. Can you imagine South Florida cops rescuing anybody like that?
Cop: "I don't wanna see you 'round these parts again".
A dejected Paul. Why am I sad? The smell of the back of a cop car or the terrible decision to wear a pink shirt?
I never want to have this view again.
BONUS: For some reason, my idiot 13 yr old thought a shaved eyebrow would be a good look. He was wrong.
Yeah, I was sick as a dog last week, but our family tradition of going to Bimini, and staying at my buddy Frank's place, Bimini Sands would NOT be denied! I hacked for the first day or so, but I think the medicine (rum) that the Bahamians plied me with may have aided in my recovery! My whole family, plus my fishing buddy Tommy B and his mini me, Tommy had a Jimmy Buffett weekend. Fishing, spearfishing, Cooking our catch, and watching the Heat win with the locals. Less than 50 miles from us and we have paradise. Tell your friends who live up north to bite you.
The Famous "Sapona", or Concrete ship grounded in 1926 during a Hurricane. Now a popular snorkel location minutes from Bimini.
My initial approach to Bimini Sands resort. It's always exciting upon arrival, and with a full moon, it was especially nice!
The full moon usually produces a pretty good mutton snapper bite, and we were not denied! Later that night, the cook made a nice platter witht the fish cooked 3 ways, with some Bahamian Peas and rice and a side of lobster!
A nice Yellowfin Grouper, Myself, my son AJ and a bird.
A really cool looking Horse Eye Jack that we released...and as it was released, a hugh bullshark crushed it! Wish I had that video, "it's a shark"!
Light entertainment as the delivery barge got stuck! That was fun, until we realized it was the beer boat!
The infinity pool at Bimini Sands, Not sure if there's a view like that anywhere? That's facing Miami Beach. At night, you can see the glow of the big city, 50 miles away, but worlds apart.
La Famiglia! Waiting for the shuttle to take us to dinner, AJ, with a bag of fish, Nic, my oldest and a student at UF, Little Tommy B, my wife Gina (looking hot and tan in all white!) and my bro, Tommy B!
I flew to Bimini for the first time ever last week, with a pilot buddy of mine. I've always gone by boat! What a view. Notice Harmon in the back seat (scared to death by the way!)
Sometimes the fish wins, while I was removing the spear from his gut, he reached out and bit me below the teet. "Ouch, he friggin' bit me!".
Click Here to see the bite mark
Click Here to see the bite mark
As chairman of the Miami Dolphins fishing tournament, along with my buddies Jeff pack and stan Rudman we spent months upon months working to make this tournament nearly flawless. My big night is the Saturday night of the fishing tournament it's the awards banquet and the way we make most of our money for the foundation is through our live auction, which I run. So the Friday night kickoff party comes, I have a few cocktails we go out for a celebratory dinner, and that's when I felt a twinge in my throat. By the time I woke up to fish, the dude was full on sick, but I sucked it up and went anyway: bad call. It was 90 degrees out, And I was shivering. By the time we got back to the doc I had a 102 fever. So much for the awards banquet I hit the hotel room and found my wife with the same fever still in bed...all day! so we both laid there in our sickness and missed the party. I'll be back next year with a vengeance.
This is what it looks like to be sick on the boat.
Me, in center..with the Miami Dolphins. All of them. Hartline to my right, Rtan Tannehill two to my left. How many of them knew I had the makings of the typhoid flu in my system. Ironically, Sunday morning I saw Ryan at checkout and he said he had a scratchy throat!
Trying to smile as my bud, Mitch a widom holds up some nice tunas, but I'm really I'll here.