Delenda Est Carthago

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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


Something interesting on Magnum, P.I.

Magnum, P.I. airs on WGN twice a day, and occasionally I watch it, when I can. I have a long history with the show, since my mom used to watch it when I was growing up, so I would watch it with her once in a while. She has a thing for Tom Selleck (still does), and the location didn't hurt. I watched it, of course, because of Larry Manetti - he was quite the dish back in the day!

Anyway, yesterday at about 12.50 p.m. I turned it on. I had just put Mia down for a nap after her speech therapy and was giving Norah a bottle to try to get her to sleep. This is no easy task, as chronicled here. Sometimes I try to put her down in her room, sometimes out in the living room with the television on. It's a crap shoot.

So I turn on Magnum and catch the end of it. The bad guy corners Thomas with a rifle! Oh no, what will Thomas do??? I didn't care - I was too busy checking out the bad guy. He looked familiar. I looked at the description on the DirecTV guide and confirmed it: it was Ian Cocksucking McShane! If you don't know why I call him that, you obviously have never watched Deadwood on HBO, which is a shame, because it's one of the best shows on television. Anyway, there was Al Swearingen, big as life, 20 years younger and speaking with a really bad British Isles accent - I couldn't even tell what it was supposed to be. Isn't he British? Shouldn't he be better at that? I love seeing actors who are relatively famous these days in roles from long ago where they were just trying to pay the bills - McShane, unbelievably, has been around since the early 1960s, but he wasn't famous in the '80s. It's like my very own episode of Before They Were Rock Stars!


Blogger Disintegrating Clone said...

-- McShane, unbelievably, has been around since the early 1960s, but he wasn't famous in the '80s.

Believe it or not, he was. He starred in a UK TV series called 'Lovejoy' which had quite a following, but which for some strange reason (perhaps because it was rubbish) never gets repeated. I'm stunned that his name is known in far-off Arizona.

4/11/05 2:10 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

It's only famous here because of Deadwood. And of course I meant "famous in America," which is, after all, the only fame that counts!!!!

4/11/05 7:31 AM  

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