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Ode to Robert Downey Jr – by David Ellis

photoFellow Blogger and surname-sharer David Ellis and I occasionally joke about being related. After reading his Ode to Robert Downey Jr I am convinced more than ever that we are indeed kin.

You see, I am such a huge fan of RDJr that it borders on embarrassing. This man does it all; acts, sings, wanders aimlessly in drug-induced stupors to crash in random strangers’ beds. What’s not to love?

But seriously, how can you not admire a grown man who is Iron Man one moment and dances as a back-up singer the next? I’ll let David honor him with his following poem:


Financial heroes that often spring to mind

Gates, Buffett, Branson, Jobs, Sugar, Trump are all fine

However, I wanted to select somebody a little different

A person who has made an individual statement

Who has not taken a conventional approach to his career

For my financial hero, I choose Robert Downey Junior

Even though he has made mistakes in the past

Errors of judgement that could have ruined him

He has learnt so much from them

He is now a wiser, intelligent, thoughtful person

He has earnt his dignity and my respect

Through all of his hard work

Cleaned up his act

Gone from strength to strength

And even though his character portrayals

Of Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes aren’t real

He brings warmth and humour to the table

A passion for his roles and research makes him successful

This is what I take from him and to this day it has served me well

That is why he is my financial hero, along with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro

Looking at their box offices figures, they have all made mucho dinero

And that is why I see them all as legendary peers to aspire to

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14 responses

  1. RDJr is The Man. Anyone who can be a Pip is good in my book. Of note, he’s also very awesome to his fans.

    February 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    • My Junior reminds me of him quite a bit. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

      February 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  2. I love that guy too… and the video is funny…

    February 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    • I could follow RDJr and Jack Black around WalMart for hours and never get bored.

      February 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      • If they are doing synchronized dance steps and singing?

        February 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

        • Are you kidding? They could be picking out towels for all care!

          February 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm

  3. This made my day. And I thought the Pips were funny.

    February 18, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    • I find a little nonsense now and then does a person good.

      March 16, 2014 at 9:49 am

  4. This made my night. I’m going to bed very happy now. Thanks for the great post!

    March 6, 2014 at 6:09 am

    • Thanks! I’m giggling over you Gravatar.

      March 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

  5. Love him!!!

    March 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm