Some people just don’t understand why I could be attracted to Robin Williams.
(tangent: I had an absent minded teacher in high school who would call “Robin Williams?” everyday when he would get to my name during attendance. I just stopped fighting it after a while and began answering to it.)
I love Robin Williams. Sure, he is a way older man (than me) and you would never find him on the cover of People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue. But to me, he seems to have it all. He’s a guy that could make you laugh so hard, but also has the serious/darker side, (dead poet’s society, what dreams may come, good will hunting). He’s so cool, that I can look away, past all the drug and alcohol abuse and see a devoted husband and father, although most of my basis for attraction resides in the roles he plays rather than the real person he is. Did anyone ever see that documentary he did with dolphins?
Cool I just discovered on imdb that he was born in Chicago, he’s even cooler now.
Anyway, the reason I bring all this up is because I just found these AWESOME mittens and was reminded where it all began (unfortunately they are sold out). I was a child of the 80′s (born in the late 70′s) and amongst my favorite shows as a small child were Casper the Friendly Ghost, Diffrn’t Strokes and of course Mork & Mindy. Most of the humor probably went over my head when I was so small but I loved Robin Williams’ zany antics. Still do.