Philanthropist and Progressive Democrat Paul Newman has died. Frank Eaton's blog Comments Paul Newman This has to be said. Doesn’t matter how obvious it is; it still has to be said: he was utterly, utterly stunning. He was drop dead gorgeous. If he didn’t make your knees weak, you had no knees. Paul Newman was so beautiful that it made a person feel elevated just to gaze at him. JFK, Jr. was also unreasonably handsome, but I’d have to say that between the two — and this has NOTHING to do with any other aspect of their lives — Paul was still the more beautiful. And he KEPT being beautiful even as he got old and craggy. He could have slapped his picture on a can of spam and I’d have bought it. I don’t eat spam, or meat, for that matter, but if it were a decent photo likeness I woulda licked the label. Sorry, I realize I’m going too far now . . . He might be the best argument that there is a God, except that I think that God would have wanted us all to have him, instead of his being kept for Joanne’s exclusive use. So I’m back to not believing in God. And I don’t believe we’re going to ever see his like again. OK, Bru I agree. He was one of the most beautiful men the world has ever seen. Those eyes. Damn. But - did you have to say the thing about the labels? I have this image of you now in the local Harris Teeter, surreptitiously licking salad dressing bottles, and then sneaking over to the spaghetti sauce jars and getting a few licks in, too. You know they have hidden cameras in there, right? Be careful, my friend. Be careful. But Linda, I said "PHOTOGRAPH." As everyone knows, his image on those jars, battles and bags does him no justice and creates no sense of urgency.