I think the universe puts this responsibility to certain people that they know can handle it and I think I’m strong enough.
Famous actual last words:
Watch this, everybody!
If only Gig Young had then turned to the camera and said, “Another thing, kids: Don’t get drunk and play with guns!”
PS: Of interest only to me:
Back in the late 1980s/early 1990s, I wrote a long poem about James Dean and one of the sections was about his December 12, 1954 appearance on a live TV drama with Ronald Reagan. I based in on a couple of sentences in a Dean bio, and a still photo of the production, showing Dean’s character pulling a gun on Reagan’s.
It never occurred to me to search for the old kinescope online, but when I went to YouTube to get Dean’s “driver safety film,” this was posted in the “related” column: