John Heard Jr., John Boy, was insubordinate, was lyrical, was ridiculously unselfish, and he was charismatic as hell. He was so authentic, so straightforward, so odd, so sensual, and so bold.

He died 4 years ago.

“I used to be a good actor. When I was younger, I was going to be a big star.” – John Heard.

But nothing was more potent than Heard’s review in life. He breathed in hard, electric, and fearlessly. He was wild and passionate. He was as faithful, loyal, honest, dedicated, loyal, genuine, dependable, trustworthy, and generous as they come. He was a friend and a dear neighbor and a legend in his time.

In 2008, he said: “I think I had my time. I dropped the ball, as my father would say. I could have done more with my career than I did, and I got sidetracked. But that’s OK, that’s alright, that’s the way it is—no sour grapes. I mean, I don’t have any regrets except that I could have played some more significant parts. I could have played Hamlet, I could have played Iago in Othello, I could have played A Long Day’s Journey, and I had some problems, and it didn’t work. And those … I regret. I regret not having those heavyweight parts under my belt.”

His favorites jobs: Cutter’s Way, Mindwalk and C.H.U.D

My favorite Heard’s movies: Mindwalk ( 1990) and Steel City (2006)

Let’s play soccer

Let’s play soccer

Soccer has the dangerous function of diverting society from its priority problems, such as unemployment, poor income distribution, social injustice, and the precarious living conditions of specific segments of our community.

Let's play soccer

Soccer is the “opium of people.” It serves as an instrument of the ruling class to manipulate the masses to sublimate the misery and misadventures of poverty through the meteoric success of winning a domestic championship or international. The primary meaning of soccer has been its use by the elite to support the official ideology and direct social energy in ways compatible with prevailing social values.