Stallone, Willis and Rourke and Yet, I Am Sad
I saw this photo today and it made me so sad.
Because these guys look like HELL!
There’s just something about tough guys getting bad facelifts as they age that really messes everything up. Sly Stallone and Mickey Rourke have gone under the knife a few times and I believe it was a few times too many.
Let’s take a little look into my mind (don’t worry, I’ll keep you out of the scary parts) and see how I remember these men…
I remember Sly as Rocky. I loved Sly as Rocky.
I purchased a boxed set of Rocky I-IV and watched them until they were shredded (which was right about the time VHS went the way of the Dodo.)
VHS issue aside, he was a well put-together man.
Remember Moonlighting? How about the first Die Hard movie?
Yeah, we all wanted a piece of that sassy, snarky guy who could take a fall or a slap without blinking an eye.
These days we have to worry about the old guy tripping and breaking a hip. Tragic.
And Mickey. Oh, Mickey.
I fist saw Mickey Rourke in the movie 9 1/2 Weeks and any woman who tells you she can watch that movie without gagging for it is either lying or batting for the other team.
So, today I am sad.
I see these men in current photos and turn the page.
I don’t want to remember them old and falling apart.
I want to remember them as they were.
Am I mourning my own lost youth?
Perhaps a little.
Am I fighting the aging process?
And the photo at the top of the page makes me fight it that much harder!
Speaking of which, it is time to get to the gym and fight that good fight!