Quick question: Have you ever bought pens over the phone?
Famed character acting savant Johnny Depp is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. He’s currently promoting the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. If any of the previous movies in the Disney franchise are any indication, Dead Men Tell No Tales should be a wild, fun movie adventure. And, as part of the film’s promotional tour, Mr. Depp stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! (which isn’t live, but that’s for another day) and revealed his not-so-Hollywood, yet also very Hollywood beginning in Los Angeles.
This living man tells no false tales.
Or is it Happy Day Before Saturday?
It’s funny how much value can be put into certain names. For example, this blog is called Jimmy’s Daily Planet. My name, as you can probably guess, is Jimmy. However, my formal name is James and the shorter version of Jimmy is Jim. Personally, I go by Jimmy. However, I am not bothered if someone calls me by either James or Jim. Thinking about it, having essentially three names is rather cool and unique.
Kudos to my parents for that 3-for-1 deal. While admittedly not as poetic as “A rose is a rose is a rose,” the personally adapted phrase, “A Jimmy is a James is a Jim” still has a nice little ring to it.
For other people, their name is their name. For some people, naming their child is a 1-for-1 deal and literally nothing more.
Just a subtle reminder of the strange, yet awesome wonder that is the human being.