|Ann (capriuni) wrote,|
@ 2007-12-18 04:00 am UTC
|Entry tags:||mother goose, television|
Watched C.S.I.: Miami, tonight. Is there any character, in all of Fictiondom, that is more self-righteous, sarcastic, and paternalistic, than Horatio Caine? I'm scanning the character cache in my brain, right now, and I can't find his match in these traits.
Really. And yes, I get it, Mister Bruckheimer. You are pro-life.
Just wondering: does anyone know Bruckheimer's religious orientation? It's just 'cause I noticed something with the PAX, Christianist, television network, too: When they weren't doing television movies about angels and miracles, they were doing television movie adaptions of dime-store thriller novels about murder and sin -- that was them "letting their hair down." But even those so-called "edgier" stories still underlined the basic sinfullness of Man, and how lost we all are without God's grace (And Pax's successor, ion, will be airing reruns of 48 Hours|mystery, come 2008). And I'm noticing the same tone in the C.S.I shows.
To counter that all that sin and righteous paternalism, and raise my mood a little, before I try sleeping, here is a random rhyme from Mother Goose (and yes, I opened to this page in the dark):
THE MAD FAMILY
There was a mad man and he had a mad wife,
And they lived in a mad town;
And they had children three at birth,
And mad they were, every one.
The father was mad, and the mother was mad,
And the children were mad beside;
And they all got on a mad horse,
And madly they did ride.
They rode by night, and they rode by day,
Yet never a one of the them fell;
They rode so madly all the way
Till they came to the gates of Hell.
Old Nick was glad to see them so mad,
And he gladly let them in;
But he soon grew sorry to see them so merry
And he let them out again.