Originally posted on Extra Pine Tar  |  Last updated 6/4/12

Every day Charlie Manuel winds down with an ice cold PBR, a nice chew and his dog. He sits on his porch and curses every child at play, woman running on the side walk or couple walking their dog.

It’s hard to have time for Twitter when your life is a mirror image of Clint Eastwood’s character in Gran Torino, so it comes as no surprise that Manuel struggles through half of the tweets he has to read. When you’re Charlie Manuel – and your life revolves around keeping people off your lawn –  Twitter must seem pretty stupid.

PS – How blatantly racist is Gran Torino? The entire movie reads as some old man’s idea of what the world is like today, mixed with a heaping portion of racial slurs and the “I can still fix my own roof!” sentiment that many older people refuse to let go of. Kevin and I may be some of the only people out there who watch Gran Torino for what it is – the comedy masterpiece of a generation.

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