Another reason we miss Robin Williams

We are weary of those that are self-absorbed to the point of throwing tantrums if their outrageous demands and extreme requests aren’t met.

Brian Lord, who is the senior V.P. at Premiere Speakers Bureau has seen them all.

Until he contacted Robin William’s team, inquiring about his availability for an event.

The reply came back with terms, and one ‘rider’, the part of the contract agreement where a performer stipulates any extra demands that they require, be it the food, trailer size, backstage conditions, what have you.

That demand?

Wrote Brian, “When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that, for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work…

And that all the homeless of a given locale would be fed, so bring an extra commissary truck.

Oh, and bring vouchers to local motels so they can get rest before they appear on set.

His acts of kindness and giving back defined the man.

History repeats itself

The People’s Republic China (PRC) is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal and “intends to produce over 1,000 warheads by 2030”, a new report by the Pentagon has revealed. In a report titled “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) 2021”…

Meanwhile, the report also mentioned that China is seeking to establish a more robust overseas logistics and basing infrastructure to allow China’s People’s Liberation Army “to project and sustain military power at greater distances”. “Beyond its base in Djibouti, the PRC is pursuing additional military facilities to support naval, air, ground, cyber, and space power projection,” the Pentagon said in the report.

Who says “No one ever learned anything from the examples set by the United States!” And, BTW, the GOUSA acknowledges now down to only 3750 nuclear warheads.