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January 14th, 2009 (08:24 pm)
current location: KY16 8SX

Patrick McGoohan has died at age 80. Sadly, I’ve not seen a lot of his work beyond The Prisoner, but that was something a bit special.

On to the ded gois all estatis,
Princis, prelotis, and potestatis,
Baith riche and pur of al degre;
Timor Mortis conturbat me.

Not a big fan of poetry, but Dunbar’s Lament for the Makaris (Number 14 in the linked Complete Works, with notes) is a cracker, and somehow feels appropriate.

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Posted by: myceliumme (myceliumme)
Posted at: January 14th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)

Bah! to mortality.

Hell Drivers is worth a watch. Not seen anything else apart from Scanners

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: January 15th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Unicorn Lady

Mary, Queen of Scots was a dreadful film, but Patrick played one of my heroes in it. I was sorry the film wasn't about him as James Stewart, Earl of Moray, a man who was proof of the general tendency of Stewart brains to migrate into the bastard lines.

Posted by: myceliumme (myceliumme)
Posted at: January 15th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)

Hybrid vigour?

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: January 15th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Smiley Rosa

They were all pretty hybridised, but perhaps education and upbringing had something to do with it.

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: January 15th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Smiley Rosa

Indeed! He was a man, and not a number.
(We can forgive him Braveheart: actors have to eat, after all.)

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