May 26, 2014
I recently dug up a comment from 7 years ago about electronic dance music, and now I'm ready to respond to a request from a year ago to give my opinion on the late Paul Walker, star of The Fast and Furious car heist movies, who died sadly but kind of awesomely last year when his agent drove his brand new Porsche with Walker in it into a telephone pole at high speed. So, don't give up hope if I don't respond for months or years to your comments. I might just be mulling it over at length.
Walker was presumably chosen for the F&F movies because he looked somewhat like the late Steve McQueen, who came from an era of movie stars who loved auto racing (e.g., James Dean, Paul Newman).
Watching the fifth movie, Fast Five (the one in Brazil in which professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is introduced as the FBI agent hunting the crew), I'm reminded that back in the Steve McQueen era, movie stars typically had skulls that were less deformed than the normal man's. As a good-looking guy with a head that apparently hadn't been rearranged by massive Performance Enhancing Drug use, Walker is the odd man out in his scenes with Diesel and the Rock (who looks and talks these days rather like the late Wilt Chamberlain).
By Steve Sailer on 5/26/2014