The Living Room Bijou: Whacked! Farewell to “The Sopranos’” Paulie Walnuts

(Paulie, you grumpy child. Credit: HBO)

[With The Sopranos star Tony Sirico’s recent passing, I thought I’d re-edit and reissue this piece I posted way back on my old site in 2007, after the series ended. One thing for sure, character actors like him make everything better.]

“We all dream of being a child again. Even the worst of us . . . perhaps the worst most of all” — The

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Thomas Burchfield

Thomas Burchfield

Essayist, film critic, humorist, and novelist. The author of 1920s noir gangster novel , BUTCHERTOWN, available at Amazon and other booksellers.