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Happy Monday!

Mondays are not fun. That’s just the way it is. It picked the short straw. However, despite its lifelong misfortune and frustrating, unreversible reputation, there are always opportunities to find something good on this day.

This discovery just might include a random card filled with good wishes of positivity from a certain kind of wonderful mom.

The source of this discovery may come from famed actor Will Smith, who is relentlessly positive. He is relentlessly positive about inspiring perfect strangers (beyond Larry Appleton & Balki) and he is relentlessly determined about…

That’s why Will Smith is forever known as the fresh prince.

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Happy Monday

Fans of Paul Walker have the chance to see him again by way of a new documentary.

Late actor Paul Walker isn’t just remembered for his cinematic portfolio ranging from ‘She’s All That’ to ‘Joy Ride’ to the ‘Fast & the Furious’ franchise. His nice guy reputation was applauded by audience members and co-workers alike in an industry that doesn’t always produce humility and generosity.

Now there’s a documentary about Paul Walker’s life. This is in addition to the 2015 ‘Fast & the Furious’-themed tribute song by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth titled “See You Again” that’s garnered more than 3.5 billion views on YouTube.

Tune into ‘I am Paul Walker’ on the Paramount Network on Saturday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

RIP John Mahoney

Famed actor John Mahoney died this past Sunday at 77.

Best known for his role as Frasier Crane’s dad, Mr. Mahoney entertained TV and movie audiences with his affable personality for more than three decades. Celebrated for his extensive acting career, perhaps it’s best that most connect him with the Martin Crane character. Inside the fictional high-society world of Frasier, old Marty Crane was a relatable reality to viewers. And he did so with humor and goodness.

If you ask me, that’s a pretty great legacy.

Next time you’re drinking a beer (especially if you can find a Ballantine), raise a glass to Martin Crane John Mahoney.  

Sam I Am Who Gives a Damn

Sam Elliott for the win (or ftw, as the kids say).

There are few actors in Hollywood who exemplify that old school “man” in film and televsion. Clint Eastwood is certainly at the top of this list, along with mustache aficionados Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott (video above). As a matter of fact, Mr. Elliott portrays such a manly character in the Netflix show The Ranch. His gritty, no nonsense, old school, tough western rancher persona is, ironically, a refreshing contrast to his sons played by That ’70s Show alums Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson.

Although, as the show demonstrates, both generations have valid points in a myriad of situations. It’s just that ever-present sign of the times.

Or, from a different perspective, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson seem destined to be around Red Forman (in some form) for TV eternity. Regardless, this one-on-one interview between Sam Jones and Sam Elliott seemed like a perfect fit for “Wisdom Wednesday,” sponsored by Jimmy’s Daily Planet.

“Always do a little more than what’s expected of you”
–Sam Elliott