When I heard the sad news about Bubba Smith's death, I first recalled him as a football player, second as a star of the old Miller Lite TV ads.
But I'm 50. Many people a bit younger than me remember Smith most for his recurring role as Moses Hightower in the "Police Academy" movies of the 1980s.
Check this out: Early Thursday morning the top three items on Google Trends' Hot Searches were "Hightower," "Police Academy" and "Barack Obama," in that order.
Thursday was the President's 50th birthday, but he was beaten out by a fictional character from a long-ago, famously silly series of movies.
Is this a great country, or what?