EppsNet Archive: Youth

Chuck Barris, 1929-2017

22 Mar 2017 /
The Gong Show Chuck Barris 1976.jpg

Chuck Barris was well ahead of his time in recognizing how many Americans are willing to make an ass of themselves on television.

The quote below is from the movie based on his book Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. I don’t know if the quote is actually in the book but I include it here nonetheless . . .

When you are young, your potential is infinite. You might do anything, really. You might be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio. Then you get to an age where what you might be gives way to what you have been. You weren’t Einstein. You weren’t anything.

That’s a bad moment.

RIP Chuck Barris


I Was Young Then

20 Jan 2016 /

I wonder if the face of the young man I used to be still lives on in someone’s memory?

I was young then ...


EppsNet at the Movies: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

11 Aug 2013 /

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

When you are young, your potential is infinite. You might do anything, really. You might be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio. Then you get to an age where what you might be gives way to what you have been. You weren’t Einstein. You weren’t anything.

That’s a bad moment.

Chuck Barris was way ahead of his time in recognizing how many Americans are willing to make an ass of themselves on television.

The tone of the movie is inconsistent — is it a comedy? a thriller? a tragedy? — but it’s entertaining.

Thus: Recommended!

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

Director: George Clooney
Cast: Sam Rockwell (Chuck Barris), Drew Barrymore (Penny), George Clooney (Jim Byrd), Julia Roberts (Patricia Watson)

IMDb rating: 7.1 (75,063 votes)


My Advice

11 Oct 2009 /
Lightning Epps

Learn all the tricks you can while you’re young . . .

— Lightning paw


What You Don’t Say

13 Jan 2009 /

I just got an email from a co-worker with a wedding picture attached . . .

Thanks for the picture, I wrote back. I’ve never seen a happier-looking bride, except my wife of course.

She replied, That’s for sure…I really couldn’t of been happier for that moment…

What I didn’t say: You’ll never be that young again. You’ll never be that beautiful again. You’ll never be that happy again . . .


BZY CHIC

17 Jan 2001 /

Dying with the most toys

Saw a license plate in the office lot today on a BMW 535i:

BZY CHIC

On the frame, it said “Hey Boys — This Girl Will Die With The Most Toys.”

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