Those of you with your ear to the media-stone have already seen this gem.
But in the off-off chance that you haven’t heard of it: I am a bit drained. I’m now going to take a long, long break. I’ve done three films in two years and I’m just worn out. I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment, added Django Unchained and Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ah, Leo is here to save us. Flying around the world in his Learjet saving the environment. Of course, surely he can see the irony in his statement?
Good news, I visited a Destroyer yesterday and I did not bang my head once aboard ‘er. For two whole hours I roamed her confined spaces with nary a head-schwack to my name.
On the DDG, I ran into a Chief that I knew as a First Class Petty Officer. He has a good seventeen years in and had shared with me previously that he was worried he would never make Chief. He is older and set in his ways and not very good (by his own admission) of playing politics. So it was gratifying to see him as a Chief. I am not saying you need to play politics in the Navy, but this Chief as a Petty Officer was bluntly outspoken (to his detriment) at times.
He had a little pied-piper escort of Petty Officers with him and I could not imagine a better teacher for the young ‘uns. He is no different with anchors than he was with crows. Solid. My faith in the Navy is intact.
As for me and banging my head on Navy ships, I am reminded of the old Leonardo
DiCaprio da Vinci quote concerning flight:
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
I would amend it, however, to read:
Once you have tasted blood in your mouth, you will forever walk the ship with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have bit your tongue after whacking your head on a crossbeam, and there you will never long to return.
Pretty easy, huh?
Confession time: I sometimes troll OMG, a yahoo celebrity blog. I’ll run through it quickly to see if there is anything to blog about. The reason: I like mixing it up in here, the same Navy stuff could get monotonous if not spiced.
Today’s flavor is kids who will not grow up. I vaguely remember this first clown, Jared Leto. He starred in Pre and that angsty television show My So-Called Life and is almost forty years old. Apparently he is in a band called 30 Seconds to Mars. Him and his mommy are in Paris:
- Jared Leto, Paris
Jared dude, what are you wearing? A snuggie and slippers? And a dress? And what’s up with the David Bowie Ziggy Stardust spiky ‘do?
Next up is Peter Pan, Leonardo DiCaprio. My roast beef with him is that he is still wearing his baseball cap backwards. No biggee, but it looks stupid:
- Lukas Haas, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ethan Suplee, Australia
The newly single 37-year-old (who broke up with “Gossip Girl” Blake Lively last month) joined actor pals Ethan Suplee (“My Name Is Earl”) and Lukas Haas (“24″) for a sightseeing excursion through Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Tuesday. The three were dressed in baseball hats, T-shirts, and sneakers and looked like, well, a bunch of American tourists. Leo even donned a Los Angeles Dodgers logo on his chest. So much for blending in!
Leo’s got a new movie coming out, The Great Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire. Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover, and now Jay Gatsby?