Friday, 3 January 2014

Day Three - Sometimes the old things are the best

And here we are again, watching, of all things, the first season of Magnum PI...

Things certainly change, this was prime TV back in the 1980's, and all the things that they said and did were perfectly acceptable at the time (which is probably how they managed to get eight seasons out of it.), so it's amusing in the most extreme to find that all the women in the show are wearing Teflon underwear and somehow Magnum isn't taking advantage of any of them, whilst his co-stars are being completely non-PC.  I suspect that the reason shows such as Life on Mars were so popular is because they were clearly a throw back to shows like this one, which most people my age were raised on.  

That said, considering that every year I do my best to find a box set from yesteryear that will last my darling wife the entire year of viewing.  Year one it was Miami Vice, Year two was M.A.S.H, Year three was Macgyver, this year is Magnum.

Interestingly enough, you forget just how bats*** crazy 80's TV actually was.  There were aliens in Miami Vice (not just mexicans, actual rubber suit flying saucer aliens...), and time travel in Macgyver (not to mention Brian Blessed, which is always for the win.), I'm not sure what we're likely to find in Magnum, but I'm not discounting anything just yet.

The other thing that never changes are the oldest of the exercises, did some deadlifting today, made a mistake to try the Jefferson deadlift.


In truth, I'd like to think that I did it wrong, but of course, the other conclusion is that the only people who can do this particular exercise are either gorillas or simply have...no...nuts... Either way, it's certainly not an exercise that I'm planning on repeating. 

Still, four and a half thousand words today, not all of which are going up today, because tomorrow and sunday are twelve hour deadman shifts and I'm not likely to make target unless the days are inordinately quiet.  There is something I had a thought about earlier and that'll be in a separate post today.

This is John Dodd in the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire and Goodnight England, Wherever you are...

1 comment:

  1. From what I recall - dream episodes, Viet Nam flashbacks and the true identity of Robin Masters. But therein lie spoilers :)

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