Jack Continued

Thanks to Amanda Beattie here are some more Jacks in history. Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack the Ripper, Jack from the Muppet Movie (“Jack not name, jack job!”) Capt. Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.

After watching Meet the Parents last night Jack Burns is played by Robert De Niro. The overprotective sly EX-CIA interrogator that drives his daughter’s prospect for marriage into a myriad of disappointments. In the end, it all works out but man, that Jack guy is a tough cookie to please.

The movie Jack starring Robin Williams is similar to The Currious Case of Benjamin Button where aging and time  are all backwards. Jack is a ten year old trapped in an 40 year old body. There was a show in the 1950’s called the Jack Benny Show. How could I leave out the famous Jack Johnson and even the famous story of Jack Frost turned to a movie in 1998. Jack Frost Big Boulder is a resort in northern Pennsylvania.

More than just names we, as a culture, have adopted popular sayings around the name Jack. We say, “that’s jacked” or the plane just got hijacked. He is a jack of all trades and if you want some greasy fast food you can always visit Jack in the Box. Which Kansas City doesn’t offer this opportunity(you gotta drive to St. Louis, and me and Z almost did it once).

Well, the list of Jack’s seems like it could go on forever. And that’s what I would like, give me some more names or references.

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