Thursday, April 26, 2007

Jack Valenti: 1921-2007

Jack Valenti died today at the age of 85. A former aid to the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Valenti became president of the MPAA in 1966, a position he held for roughly 38 years. It was during Valenti's tenure in that office that the current (and now widely criticized) film rating system was developed. While if you image search Valenti on the google you'll find just about every picture there makes him look mean, angry, and crazy, but he in fact had a good sense of humor about himself. I don't think I'll ever forget the total randomness of his showing up on Freakazoid.


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