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Bob’s the man for a ream
There was a time in Hollister when you needed a ream you would
ask for me and out-of-town salesmen did more times than I care to
remember. As a teenager I worked after school and on Saturdays at
Crowe’s Stationers and the salesmen who stayed in one of the three
large hotels in downtown Hollister would call to rent a typewriter
and buy a ream of typing paper.
Bob’s the man for a ream

There was a time in Hollister when you needed a ream you would ask for me and out-of-town salesmen did more times than I care to remember. As a teenager I worked after school and on Saturdays at Crowe’s Stationers and the salesmen who stayed in one of the three large hotels in downtown Hollister would call to rent a typewriter and buy a ream of typing paper.

Guess like me you’re still reeling over those depressing headlines. I was so shocked that I just set my assets in my Lay-Z-Boy and opened a bottle of Jack Daniels and tried to drown the disbelief of last week’s disclosures. Clay Aikens reveals he’s gay.

Despite my stocks falling lower than my socks I was able to save enough to buy all of James Dean’s movies on DVD. I now own the complete James Dean movie collection and still have change from my 35-dollar bill. Dean made but three films. Luckily I’m not trying for the complete Paul Newman collection – over 60 films. Aye chee waa waa.

San Benito County employees are the luckiest workers in the world. You work for San Benito County for a year doing a lousy job and then when they fire you the county gives you a wave goodbye and a going-away check of half a year’s pay. More next week but first I’m sending for an employment application. Do a lousy job, get fired, get half a year’s pay. I can do that! I can do that!

Since I was 14 in 1954 I never missed seeing a Paul Newman movie. But I don’t suggest you try and rent all 60 of his films unless you’re working off some penance for your sins. No one could have sinned that bad as for every masterpiece like “Hud” he made a colorless “Color of Money.”

In order to save you money here are the 10 worst Paul Newman films in order of their absolute worserness: “The Silver Chalice,” “Quintet,” “Lady L,” “Mackintosh Man,” “When Time Ran Out,” ” Hemingway’s Adventure of a Young Man,” “Color of Money,” “What A Way to Go,” “The Helen Morgan Story” and “From the Terrace.”

My 10 favorite Paul Newman films in order of their greatness: “Hud,” which happens to be the most beautifully filmed wide-screen black-and-white film thanks to cinematographer James Wong Howe, “Verdict,” “Nobody’s Fool,” “Empire Falls,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with Elizabeth Taylor in one of her rare good performances, “Slap Shot,” “Exodus,” “Sometimes a Great Notion,” “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Frijole” (the Spanish version) and “Fort Apache the Bronx.”

Quick Quiz: Paul Newman auditioned for “East of Eden” but what actor won the role he auditioned for? Answer next week.

Speaking of football, the Balers must have winced when they read this headline in last week’s Pinnacle: “The interesting tale of a tiny cup.” Aye chee waa waa.

Loved that full-page length headline in the Hollister 50-Cent Lance, “Police Catch Wanted Felon After Short Car, Foot Chases,” over the mug shot of a guy who looks like a Charles Manson wannabe. According to Hollister police after a search of his vehicle found, and I quote, “A significant amount of collectible sports memorabilia, including an extensive collection of vintage sports trading cards.” Can’t wait for when the homeboys in San Quentin ask him what he’s in for. “Esay le vato, a Babe Ruth trading card and a Joe Montana.” But at least now all of you in Hollister can sleep better tonight now that the Hollister police have gotten this guy off the streets.

Speaking of Montana, he just led his football team to a 45-0 win. Nick Montana is Joe’s son and plays high school football down here for Oak Christian.

Can’t wait to see “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.” I had a German shepherd once but in the morning he went home to his wife. Aye chee waa waa.

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