The folks who know John Cusack love John Cusack -- and love to tease John Cusack -- as evidenced by the outpouring of superlatives that heralded the presentation Tuesday of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sister Joan Cusack perhaps said it best, almost all the way to the end.
"I'd like to introduce the most thoughtful kind and majestic human being I've ever met, a perfect soul sent here by the angels to grace us with thought-provoking characters and unmatched comedic timing. Ladies and gentlemen, two-time Academy Award nominee and the person who should really be receiving a star today ...
Perhaps the gag was payback to her frequent costar for a few of those hard-core practical jokes alluded to by Billy Bob Thornton, who'd joined her brother in "Pushing Tin"?
Dan Aykroyd kept it rather straight, suggesting only a possible career in the music biz now that his onetime "Grosse Pointe Blank" costar was flanked on the boulevard by a couple of singing stars.