TMI: My Tangents
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2011-09-07 8:48 PM
Old notions down the tube.
It's a vast universe. With so much time one can look into nooks and crannies numerous as molecules in a door and find the darndest tings germaine to one's interests. One says, look what where I am and what I found, and with any insight at all will wonder at how much more there is to uncover, not as if anything more than a miniscule amount can be accessed in a lifetime. And in the depth of night, between accomplishment of the previous day and the uncertainty of the time ahead, look at all the stars!
Of course, I'm talking about the "Internet Move Data Base". The discussion boards. beside the reviews, on any number of shows and films can reveal genius, pig headedness and all sorts of hybrids. And you can spend hours just skimming the dust on this planet.
The other night I was on the phone with a historian friend who had been a motion picture and television prop maker. Somehow, oh somehow, the conversation landed on the 60's television series "Rat Patrol". Yes, I have to, at irregular intervals, decisively remind my regular readers they are dealing with a stone intellectual. I had IMDB pulled up and one of the trivia items for said show was it was the ABC network's first color series set in World War Two. And their last series on that subject period.
The buddy asked about "Combat" changing to color somewhere in its run so I pulled up that show. In one of the reviews, acknowledging the muted depictions of violence and language on television up to this era and more years upcoming, the writer liked the depictions of characters. However, he noted the bumbling nature of the German soldiers as portrayed therein belied a fact: Among the military units involved in Archie Bunker's "great war" the German Army inflicted the highest rate of casualties for the number of their personnel. Not something seen on stateside bubble gum inserts and cereal boxes.
This universe, alone, indeed is perplexing and disquieting.
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