Another of these weird flow-on things. A few days back I mentioned old-time horror and then last night the movie The Body Snatcher popped up on ABC. I didn’t know anything about it but the guide said it had Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Bela Lugosi Rocks Eastern Europe 4 Eva! Unfortunately in this movie last night he only had a bit-part and was offed by Boris fairly quickly. The movie was based on a Robert Louis Stevenson short story. It reminded me a lot of this play I read half or so of – The Devil In The Dark by Dylan Thomas. Generally I find reading plays a pain in the arse, and this was no exception despite it being Dylan Thomas.
I notice Mandrake 9.1 is pretty much Go, but I’m getting weary of this style of updating. I think when I get a bit more financial I’ll send off a money order to EverythingLinux for Debian woody and give that a go. I’m taken with the idea of never having to do a full version upgrade (or deal with package dependency problems) again.
Last week i read a whole chapter made up mostly of a freudian analysis of ‘The A Team’. Who said Arts degrees were frivolous endevours? Actually this particular text book is pretty good – it references all these great shows from childhood like ‘Magnum P.I.’, ‘Miami Vice’, ‘Prisoner’, ‘Dallas’, ‘Knightrider’, ‘Starsky and Hutch’, ‘The Scarecrow and Mrs.King’, (which I remember the name of, but not what it’s about) ‘Hart to Hart’ and ‘Cagney and Lacey’ – of which I have no memory of. So far there’s been no mention of ‘CHiPS’, ‘Simon and Simon’, ‘The Dukes of Hazard’, ‘Mork and Mindy’, ‘Hardcastle and MaCormack’… and all the others.
A whole chapter in which book?
I love the novelty value of these old TV shows… they were so obvious and unsubtle.. and I used to love them.
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It’s a textbook for my communications subject. It’s called Televison Culture by John Fiske. yeah – just being reminded of all those shows made me realise how much tv has changed. Magnum PI may seem dinky now, but once it was prime time gold.