TODAY | October 09, 2012
>>> now it's time for today's "take 3" where we each give our take on stories that catch our attention. and we have invited mr. donny deutsch to join the gang today. hey, dony.
>> nothing more exciting than "take 3."
>> love your purple tie.
>> love it.
>> honestly, something about purpose. never gotten more comments. people love purple. it's a very interesting phenomenon.
>> what did i tell you. prince sold a whole career on that concept.
>> it's true.
>> it's royalty.
>> and you, too, are a handsome man.
>> first up on our "take 3," sob fest. women love to have them. how many times do we like to pop in a good move to get a good cry, savannah?
>> talking about this because henry thomas was on for "e.t." can i not watch it without crying. i enjoy the cry. i look forward to the cry. there are actually several crying scenes.
>> there's like four.
>> you have to be a strong human being to not cry at that, you know.
>> how sweet.
>> and so many other movies, i mean, you were talking about matt was "the notebook" and also a scene in that movie gets me every time. they are fighting in the rain, and he professes he'll love her forever no matter what, that there are going to be hard times . here it is. that movie is relentless, a tearjerker.
>> any movie that gets to you?
>> " field of dreams ," to me dad, when you don't have a catch. so close with my dad. i want to ask the women. post-feminist revolution, we've come to what i call a little ways on the crying continuum. most women would like to see a guy sob up a little .
>> a little , but not cry. would you want to be sitting next to a man in a movie and he's baweling.
>> no. come a little way.
>> i do like the little tear.
>> but trying to hold it back, but just a little .
>> you're misting up, like the movie "frequency" with dennis quaid . that is just a spectacular movie.
>> that's a tearjerker.
>> my tearjerker. talking over this hand radio, and i had just lost my dad, and it was just -- i mean, i -- i wasn't baweling, you know, another time, requests mrs. doubtfire," i was going through a divorce and sitting there with courtney and trying not to stop. it was difficult.
>> but it was interesting, so women out there, men -- it's okay. a little but not a lot.
>> i say go for it.
>> if you're going to cry.
>> pop it in every time like we do and have a cry. it's a good cleansing.
>> what movie for your husband?
>> talking about "e.t.," he does not like to watch that movie because he gets too emotional. you know, so what. be ahead, be emotional.
>> exactly. i like the seen from " terms of endearment ."
>> my second one.
>> the little boy is in there holding back the tears.
>> she's in there and demanding the medicine for her daughter, and she just goes nuts in the emergency room there.
>> oh, my gosh.
>> the little boy and the mother saying good-bye. this movie is definitely.
>> a bowl of ice cream helps.
>> let's move to our happy subjects, " cash cab ," all seen the game show, a real cash cab . " las vegas review" reporting adam waldermaram, a cab driver , found a black laptop case filled with $221,000 plus in cash in his cab.
>> only in vegas.
>> he calls a buddy of his who has the cab before and said is this yours?
>> the guy says no.
>> so he turns it in to security.
>> and -- and he ends up getting a reward from the guy who left it in the cab on the way to the airport. this happens to donny all the time.
>> here's what's interesting. i think people are basically honest, but i think honesty has a lot to do with need. i think a lot of people on this panel, if it was left there, we would return it. let's say all of a sudden you lost your job a year ago and your kids were hungry, would you return it? i think it's hard to say are we honest or not honest?
>> this was an honest man.
>> but i'm saying, i think a lot of us are honest, and all of a sudden depending on where you are in your life does the honesty piece move?
>> here's an interesting question because the reward was $2,000, again, on a quarter of a million that was left in the cash cab , so was it enough of a reward? some people are like, come on.
>> i would have been 25,000.
>> but, you know, look. a reward is a reward. the guy -- i think the big thing, he didn't do it for a reward and he's $2,000 up.
>> i want to ask you a question. are you an honest person?
>> i hope so.
>> would you have done that?
>> i would like to think i would.
>> if your kid are hungry and hadn't worked in a year and a half.
>> it would be harder. but i actually do think people are fundamentally honest regardless of circumstances.
>> all right.
>> take 3.
>> take 3, cardinal rule. hallmark is closing one of its kansas plant that made one-third of its greeting cards and 3,000 jobs lost and e-mail has really taken over so we're thinking about do you send a card?
>> i hate getting e-mail invitations.
>> oh, really.
>> drives me nuts.
>> that's how most people are doing it nowadays.
>> in fact, we just had this happen. one of nicky's friend, an e-mailed birthday party invitation and we lost it and almost missed the party. another one, sent a real one, had it posted up on the bulletin board and there it is.
>> more expensive though to do that.
>> but a thank-you note, any sort of something like that i think is more important.
>> when it comes to, for example, a death in the family and sending a card, would you send a card?
>> send a card --
>> death in the family i call actually, but i also think this is one more example of the internet kills everything it touches. how many businesses, keep talking about the dark underbelly, whether it's music, we keep saying it's advancement. it kills industries.
>> hopefully it creates new ones.
>> not as much.
>> think about when you get a nice handwritten thank-you notes.
>> unfortunately, our kids are not going to do that. it is what it is.
>> they will if we teach them.
>> come back early and often,