#1 – Old Hollywood – Apparently back in the day at Burt Reynolds’ house he had a BBQ. AT the BBQ was this permanent A+ list comic actor who starred in a franchise with Burt. He told a story that when LBJ was President he drove this A+ list actor to see a fully preserved alien. Is it true? Who knows, but I bet he made it one hell of a story.
#2 – Not that long ago this news anchor in LA hosted a charity event. A guest at the event was this back in the day A list singer who started out in gospel. He asked her out but she said no. Over the next few weeks he kept asking and she finally gave in. I mean this is a guy she had been crushing on for years. They went to lunch and then back to his place. Throughout the entire date he did nothing but talk about himself and all his accomplishments. On the way back to drop her off he put in a CD of his greatest hits and sang them to her. She went out with him a couple more times but he never stopped talking about or bragging about himself so she dumped him.
#3 – Kindness – This former A+ list mostly movie actor is back to A list with his franchise after years of A- list land. In a theatre in NYC, intermission was about to end. A drunk guy tried to steal a bottle of wine from the lobby bar. The guy started fighting the bartenders and staff. Along comes our actor. Calmly charms the guy. Slips the usher behind the bar cash to cover the bottle, without the guy even noticing, and walks him back in to his seat like it’s a normal thing he does every day. He didn’t know the guy, didn’t know any of the staff, but effortlessly deescalated the situation.