Monday, January 24, 2011

A Sad Day in Mudville - Jack Lalanne 1914-2011

The Man, The Myth, and The Legend - Jack LaLanne - has died.

The man for whom the "Jumping Jack" was named after was a personal hero of mine.  Besides an enthusiasm for life that just could not be repressed, Mr. LaLanne was possessed of a sense of humor that, I am sure, contributed greatly to his longevity.

My personal favorite of his was offered 2 years ago at the age of 94... he said:

"I have sex almost everyday! Almost on Monday; almost on Tuesday; Almost on Wednesday...."

This was a great man.


Anonymous said...

He promoted exercise when everyone thought it was bad for you. He was way ahead of his time.


Coal Guy

John said...

Jack and his white German Shepherd. Was that dog's name Happy? I think so, but don't remember. He lived in Morro Bay. I heard him interviewed on a local radio station about six years ago. The interviewer had a sports fitness show and was anti-booze. When Jack started talking about how much he liked to drink, the talk show host cut him off and ended the interview. Jack was an awesome guy. The world is less without him.