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Updated on March 9, 2013

Goodfellas & The Sopranos

The movie “Goodfellas”, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring, Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and Tony Scirico (“Tony Stacks in Goodfellas”, aka PaulieWalnuts in the “Sopranos”) to name a few. But to concentrate on the topic of “Pay”, we have to go to the scene where Ray’s character goes to Charles Low’s character, Morrie’s, place of business to collect Morrie’s gambling debts. Ray, using a non-violent approach, is eclipsed by DeNiro’s character as he barges in to Morrie’s wig shop a little later and puts Morrie in a strangle-hold move and squeezes Morrie’s neck till his face turns red then blue and then purple. Then Morrie’s toupee slips askew and seems he’s a dead-man! All this while DeNiro’s character screams violently and repetitively, like a machine gun, “PAY ME…..TA DAY…TA DAY….PAY ME….PAY ME! Anyway, I guess that technique works, lol, cuz, Ray’s character’s approach was certainly lacking as he was being led around like a fool, and taken advantage of by Morrie (Charles Low) and his stalling excuse BS. In real life, credit card companies hire agencies to collect delinquent past do payments. And these collection companies can be just as ruthless as DeNiro’s character. Not violent but with harassing phone calls and verbal and written legal threats. On top of that, they while on the phone with a delinquent customer have been known to play evil psychological mind games as well as all the other abuse they can dish out. One horror story is of a deceased delinquent credit card customer. Who at his funeral wake was approached in his coffin by one of these collection goons. And yanked and pulled the deceased’s ring off the dead guy’s finger in front of all the gawking, jaw dropping, shocked mourners! OMG!

Pauliewalnuts (The Soprano's)
Pauliewalnuts (The Soprano's)

Pauliewalnuts (Tony Scirico) The Sopranos

Not too much difference between DeNiro’s “Wise-Guy” mob character’s collection approach and the legit business world’s, professional collection agency “highly civilized, and humane” approach. BE FORWARNED, either style is scummy and scammy! Be careful with those credit cards, use debit cards when ever possible, or a “PayPal” system.

As you have noticed by now, my nickname is “PaulieWalnuts” too, which is by-the-way, not to brag, but #2 right behind the original Pauliewalnuts, Tony Scirico, from the hit HBO TV series, “The Soprano’s” fame. My goombah, Tony, who is # 1, Numero Uno in PaulieWalnuts’ Google Image Search and I’m Numero Due (two). My God was I floored, proud and “Bada-Bing” thrilled, honored and spaghetti twirled to have my picture right next to Tony Scirico aka Peter Paul "PaulieWalnuts" Gualtieri’s pic. It was like I was a “Made-Man”…..”Madonne’, I kiss his ring!” And this was all thanks to HubPages, thank you; I’ll remember you, I won’t forget! If ya need any favors, like a “Hit” lemme know, Lol!

Goodfellas- Tony Scirico as Tony Sacks
Goodfellas- Tony Scirico as Tony Sacks
Goodfellas, DeNiro & "Morrie"
Goodfellas, DeNiro & "Morrie"

PaulieWalnuts #1 the original (not me) from “The Soprano’s” TV show, describes himself this way, "...I was born, grew up, spent a few years in the army, a few more in the can and here I am, a half o' wise guy." Is the character PaulieW. mentally unstable? He's highly superstitious and has a violent - at times literally murderous - temper, as well as a distrust of others that borders on the paranoid. But those qualities don't particularly distinguish him from his associate. Paulie's philosophy of life is simple: as long as everybody who's supposed to kick points (money and favors) to him does as supposed too, so that he can in turn kick his points to Tony (Tony Soprano- the Capo), all's right with the world. An amusing episode, Paulie, who openly admits to seek therapy, is referred to a psychic who speaks to the dead. This Medium, having a few clients in the room with Paulie, the Medium begins to be bombarded by the deceased that Paulie “Whacked” (killed) previously. The dead are upset that Paulie was there and start complaining to the Medium about Paulie. A funny episode! Paulie realizes what is taking place and gets paranoid and violent, but the dead are dead already, what can he do? So amusingly, he gets defensive, frustrated and freaks out and leaves. Paulie, an enforcer by trade, a guy who breaks legs or worse if his victims don’t PAY UP, is really afraid of ghosts. Like an elephant is to a mouse! Sure, Paulie has bad karma with the peeps he killed, so he’ll have to burn in hell obviously and he knows it!

The Real PayPal

The real PayPal

In reality, the facts of paying up, paying up with the legit PayPal are these services they provide:

* Securely send and receive online payments. Here are other ways to use PayPal:

* Pay for online purchases.

*Accept credit cards.

* Send and request money worldwide.

* Track your online spending.

PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, buyer credit or account balances, without sharing financial information.

PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with more than 164 million accounts worldwide. Available in 190 markets and 17 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce by making payments possible across different locations, currencies, and languages.

PayPal has received more than 20 awards for excellence from the Internet industry and the business community -most recently the 2006 Webby Award for Best Financial Services Site and the 2006 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Financial Services Site.

See, Wayne & Garth support me!
See, Wayne & Garth support me!


My fictitious Made-Man

Back to the fictitious, since my “Made-Man” experience and new status in the Internet Mob business, I have received my initiate fictitious “PayPaul” credit/debit card and all my fictitious creditors have received one too, Google will fictitiously received one too, lol! Since I am a nonviolent person, my educated “Made-Man” goombah status has led me to change the logo and to Photoshop the PayPaul photo, thus create this Hub for lack of any another Hub idea presently. This idea dawned on me when using the real PayPal while purchasing a Mattel® Batman Hot Wheel’s Batmobile car and stickers for my friend’s 4 year-old son’s birthday on eBay. Staring at the PayPal logo, then down to my real name, Paul, in the “Name” type box and then back to the logo, then my name again…..back and forth, back and forth. Till I realized that the word “Pal” was just like “Paul” without the “U”. BINGO BADDA BING- PAYPAUL! Yes, PayPaul…. Pay Me ta day, ta day!, lol! May be the universe is listening, PayPaul, PayPaul, PayPaul, my new mantra, the PayPaul Ohmmmm! PayPaullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll! Or like NBC TV “Saturday Night Live’s” former skit, “Wayne’s World” and it’s departure and ending yell, “Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World”……..”PayPaul, PayPaul, PayPaul!” See Wayne wearing my PayPaul T-shirt, he owed me a favor!

The Sopranos

DeNiro and "Morrie" (Goodfellas)


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