The Friday Fives

1. If you were forced to only watch one show in reruns, what show would be on the looping rerun reel.

Lately, I have been obsessed with a rewatch of “Lost.” Damn, it still holds up. current television I have been watching one of the worst shows I have ever seen, – S.W.A.T. on CB with Shemar Moore. I can’t stop watching it! but if I had to watch a show in reruns on a continuous loop it would be either “The Andy Giffith show (so wholesome and normal (yet can we discuss why in rural small-town North Carolina there are virtually no black folk? Kinda weird, ya think?)) If not that then may “Barney Miller” – I love that show. each episode is like a mini one-act play. There is a reason it won all the Emmys. You can find it on the Roku channel among other places. Check it out again.

2. What is a super popular TV show or movie that you can’t stand?

I never could get into three big deal shows. “Game of Thrones” was nothing more than a televised Harlequin bodice ripper. “Breaking Bad” was too damn intense for a heart patient, and I don’t do zombie shit so I never got into “The Walking Dead.” In fact, I do generally don’t do horror movies, shows, or books. I have read some Stephen King books and enjoyed “The Shining” but more for the Kubrick-ness than the horror movie aspect. While in the army, while on guard duty. We would watch a ton of movies on pirated VHS (usually shipped over family friends from the states ) or rented over at the PX. and invariably those flix were going to be horror flicks if I wasn’t quick enough to load up the weekend playlist. In fact, as I type this I realized that GIs sitting on “Charge Quarters” duty or effectually referred to as CQ might be considered the first “bingers.” In basic training, I remember a drill sergeant I was on CQ with obsessed with watching “superblocks” of broadcasts of “Soul Train” running on some Columbia, SC UHF channel on Saturdays. Anyway – “Breaking Bad,” “Walking Dead,” and “Game of Thrones. “

3. What food is actually worse when hot?

Ice Cream – Duh!

(But can we take a moment and just have a quick chat about Rand Paul’s terrible, terrible toupee? i mean really – take a look at that thing. Here is a guy – coming from a rich family – and he is/was some kind of optometrist and a rich guy on his own – that hair, that miserable toupee, is the choice he makes day after day after day. I think based on that toupee alone we should never trust his judgment on anything.)

4. French Fries? Crinkle cut, waffle cut, not peeled, standard? McDonald’s or somewhere else?

Five Guys fries are so God-damned decadent it is scary how good they are.

5. What is the worst US state and why is it Mississippi?

How can a state with all that natural beauty – a gulf coastal boundary and Faulkner be so damn obtuse and stubbornly backward? (Really, Faulkner, people. Go forth and read him. I have a few copies of “The Portable Faulkner” that I am willing to give away to anyone willing to give him a try. “As I Lay Dying ” – one of my absolute favorite books – pretty approachable by Faulkner standards (He is pretty well known for his stream of consciousness approach to the dramatic fiction narrative and for having a single sentence that can go on for pages and pages – which seems ridiculous until you take the time to read it and go back and look at the craftsmanship and realize the Nobel-worthy genius actually was quite warranted.

One Reply to “The Friday Fives”

  1. 1) I am a big fan of TV. I think if I had to pick a show to watch on constant reruns I’d have to go with Scrubs. That show is funny, insightful, emotional and irreplaceable.

    2) I like good shows but could never get into The Walking Dead. They try and play it like if there was a zombie apocalypse there would still be the social rules. Bitch! It’s a zombie apocalypse your rules can fuck right off!

    3) Ummm, popsicles? Duh?

    4) McDonald’s still has the lock on best fries if they come out hot & salty. But truly I’m a fan of thin cut fries. The steak cut or thick cut fries just get kinda soggy and I’m not a fan.

    5) So living in Florida it has to be Florida. I mean how with so many immigrants how do you still manage to elect a couple of the dumbest politicians out there, DeSantis & Gaetz, seriously. Additionally how with so many people of non white lineage how do you remain a state full of “Spreadnecks” that are allowed to drive policy and prejudice across the state? Oh and additionally the keys? The gulf coast? The entire coastal area along the Atlantic? Daytona! And yet it’s still a proverbial shit hole!

    And Roy Faulkner is awful! He is the written version of a bad racist jersey shore on paper. I tried to read the sound and the fury and 250 pages in and still nothing had happened! It was just random words thrown on paper in southern printed dialect it was like chewing on tin foil! Fuck that guy!

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