The Face On the Lunchbox

I so admire Michael J. Fox!

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There have been a lot of famous last words spoken throughout history. John Lennon’s aunt famously told him, “A guitar is nice, but you’ll never make a living with it.” Neville Chamberlain waved the Munich Pact and declared “Peace in our time.” The Titanic was called “unsinkable.”

Then there’s this little gem: “I’m telling you, this is not the kind of face you’ll ever see on a lunchbox.”

Those words were spoken about Michael J. Fox. It might seem funny now, because few actors from today are as iconic as he is. I knew guys at school who wanted to be Michael J. Fox in the worst way, and would do their best to strike a Fox-worthy pose in their class pictures. Their wannabe-ness is hardly shocking.  Michael J. Fox was (and is) a hero to a lot of people, although he’d be the first one to tell them…

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