Moses died Saturday night. I mean Charleton Heston. Same thing. But he was so many other characters worth remembering. He was a great actor with some very cheesy roles. Remember Soylent Green? Or the Omega Man? Planet of the Apes? “Take your stinkin’ paws off me you damn dirty ape.” Classic Heston and yet really awful films. I loved them.
Devoted Spouse bowed his head upon hearing of the great one’s demise. Mr. Heston was the National Rifle Association’s closest thing to a hero. DS always quoted, “from my cold dead hands…” Devoted Spouse is also a devoted gun enthusiast. He even has a tee-shirt with Charleton Heston on it spouting that famous quote. He’s only allowed to wear it safe places like the local WalMart or a NASCAR race or in his basement man-cave; never to church or when we eat at Young’s Dairy in the hippie town of Yellow Springs.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Heston. You will be a hard act to follow – George Clooney or Tom Cruise in the role of Moses just won’t cut it. They’re not man enough to wear your sandals.