Have you seen or read the new television or newspaper ads for dentures featuring actor Tony Curtis? Tony isn't a spring chicken; in fact, he looks as if he's already embalmed. Still, with young chicks hanging on his arms, his ads make me want to buy some choppers just to be like Tony. We recently lost Paul Newman; Dom Deluise (one of my favorites---yes, Dom Deluise) has cancer; Peter Falk has Alzheimer's; Kirk Douglas and others can't last much longer; even Sean Connery is retired. But Gene Hackman, though putting on the years, still seems to appear in a supporting role in every third or so film released. Gotta admire Gene; he probably eats his spinach. He should take some time off. But then we'd miss that sardonic chuckle he does in every one of his movies.