Veteran actor Rip Torn, "Men in Black", "Defending Your Life", "The Gary Shandling Show" has passed at 86 or 88.
A veteran of the Korean War and US Army MP, he starred in a few war time dramas. He was a friend of a friend and known for unpredictable and imaginative behavior. Which also means he could be a pain-in-the-arse. Still. I enjoyed his many roles and will miss him. I always got a kick out of his mock seriousness and enjoyed his evil humor. RIP, sir.
"It furthers one to have somewhere to go". From The Book of Changes- I Ching.
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian