My Hero

31 Dec

December 31, 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, I find myself yet another year older and as the days pass, I also find myself more humble and contemplative. 2012 was a year of division, a year of strife, a year of conflict. Yet it was also a year of hope and a year of dreams. In this spirit, I think that perhaps a moment of reflection is due.

Over the years, I have encountered many whom I consider inspirations. There are those who suffer the worst indignities of disease and suffering yet hold their heads high. There are those who cling to their beliefs of what is right when all others around them urge them to do wrong, and there are those whose upright posture and forthright manner inspire others to be honest and dignified in all aspects of life.

But my hero is Godzilla. He never took any crap from anybody.

He kicked King Kong’s ass and when push came to shove he wasn’t against the occasional low blow.

Right in the circus peanuts!

Right in the circus peanuts!

He knew how to make an entrance. As Leo Durocher once said, he doesn’t enter a place like he owns it, he enters a place  like he doesn’t care who owns it.

This pyro puts the WWE to shame. Think Kane has a lot of flames? Think again.

This pyro puts the WWE to shame. Think Kane has a lot of flames in his entrance? Think again.

He never let his prison record set him back either. Whenever I hear people say that there are no opportunities for ex-cons I just laugh.


And above all, he can dance!


You can have your Gamera, you can keep your Barugan, and don’t even mention Spiga in the same breath. This is Godzilla. And this is my hero.

11 Responses to “My Hero”

  1. Mac of BIOnighT December 31, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    My hero is Jet Jaguar, the only robot who can program (!!) itself to become a giant robot (!!!). Eat your shoes, Apple.
    I must admit he can’t dance, though. Nobody’s perfect, I guess.


    • bmj2k December 31, 2012 at 12:32 am #

      This is for you Mac!


  2. Saraah December 31, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Lmho it was funny …….


    • bmj2k December 31, 2012 at 12:35 am #

      And all true. It is hard to remain humble, but I hope to live up Godzilla’s ideals someday.


  3. zathra December 31, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Godzilla’s cousin ** Burt Gornman ** got a role on the original Star Trek as the Gorn Captain pitted against Kirk in the ” Arena ” episode. He was a trained stunt man, so getting blasted by Capt. Kirk’s improvised ” cannon ” weapon didn’t hurt him much.


    • bmj2k December 31, 2012 at 12:41 am #

      I’ve followed Burt Gornman’s career for years!


      • zathra December 31, 2012 at 12:46 am #

        Not having to use make – up or prosthetics helped him quite a bit. He’s open to the idea of playing Killer Croc in a possible future Batman movie.


  4. T E Stazyk December 31, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Great way to start the year! Have a great one.


  5. allenkeyes January 1, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Post of the year


    • bmj2k January 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

      I saved the best for last.


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