Tip of the Day: The Tao of Steve

by Eubie on May 29, 2013

BullittLast night, Bullitt (1968) was on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). If you don’t already know, the film is a classic and stars the epitome of ’60s cool in what was his personal favorite of his films: Steve McQueen. Yes, we could draw some lessons from this movie, particularly the iconic importance of the 1968 Highland-green Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback and how you should try to sit behind that wheel at least once before you get sent to that Junkyard in the Sky, but instead we’ll reference a reverential referent of all things Steve–namely, The Tao of Steve. In this film, you have distilled the essence of the pseudo-philosophical underpinnings of the Great Man, himself. Here it is, the whole schmeer (as further boiled down by a supporting player who was mentored by the star of this other film paying homage to Steve McQueen… whew!): “Be desireless. Be excellent. Be gone.” The referential film was something of a meditation (from the male point of view) on relationships, so we’ll let you noodle that today to see if you come up with something useful. If not, don’t sweat it. Steve wouldn’t.

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