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banlu



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:04 am    Post subject: A couple of articles Reply with quote

The MacGruber skit has people pondering why MacGyver is still so loved - a couple of nice comments

http://blog.macleans.ca/2009/03/09/why-macgyver/

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/lifestyle/403455_macgyver13.html
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Ellie



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great article, Banlu! My sentiments, exactly!!! Very Happy

Thanks so much for sharing this! Spin Spin Spin
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that article. Interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though you linked two articles, I referred in my post to only one of them, and didn't make it very clear exactly which article I was talking about. I was referring to the Seattle Post - Intelligencer article. The Macleans,ca was ok, but I really liked the Seattle Post article the most! Rolling Eyes Wink Very Happy

Anyway, thanks again!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: MacGyver Reply with quote

Thanks for the great articles, banlu! I hope RDA can read them.

He always acknowledges the quality of the MacGyver franchise, but to have Mac so totally embedded in our culture as a positive role model is a tribute to him and all the others responsible for maintaining the integrity of the series.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Banlu, for the articles - not so sure I agree with the "not especially handsome" comment in the second one, though!!! Got to be a man writing it, surely (didn't notice the name of the author) ...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Not especially handsome?" Mad Humph! Some people just don't get it, do they? Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macschick, I had the same thought when I read that part of it. Wonder who they were looking at...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that the author of that article is a woman. Is she blind or something? My goodness....her version of "handsome" is probably some preppy pretty boy male model metrosexual type who prances around in a silk suit all the time. Rolling Eyes Why else would she think he isn't "especially handsome?" Just because he's down to earth? I don't understand women like that, I really don't. I think that over 1 million women or more across the globe would beg to differ with her.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh, my interpretation of that would be he's not one of those slick pretty boys who look great and you drool over them at first sight - but then discover there's not much behind them. At least that's my take on it.
I wouldn't, hm, describe Rick as "handsome" either. He's attractive, he IS good looking - but he looks like the next guy not like a super hero. He dresses like the next guy too - not like a James Bond for example. He's "real". I think that's what they meant in the article - in the context they used.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're probably right, Anne. I just didn't like how it was written, that's all. It makes it sound like he's not much to look at, when we all know that isn't true.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(I tried responding earlier, but my computer took a dive...twice!)

Banlu, thanks for posting the links. I found them to be an interesting read.

I tend to agree with Anne’s thinking. But also, I have often found the “attraction factor” interesting. There are those men in the world that physically do have the “perfect” face and / or the “perfect” body, and yet more often than not they hold very little appeal to me. There is something seriously lacking. Then there are men who’s features, if viewed individually as separate parts, are less than perfect and should not logically add up to anything of notable comeliness...and yet they are profoundly appealing. I sincerely think that the missing element is the quality of the soul. It is the soul that makes the difference and creates a handsome man. If any other soul had been given Rick’s body, would this person be as appealing?

If I find any sticking objection with the writings, it would be with McCleans:
“A reliable placeholder show, not a memorable one.” Is that what we were doing? Holding a place??? I don’t think so. The show made an impact then, as it still does now. It wasn’t holding someone else’s place, it was something that I (and those with me) looked forward to! Mac was quite memorable for the likes of me (...if not for the author)!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:56 am    Post subject: MacGyver-article Reply with quote

Dear fellow fans,

Didn't know where to post this....

http://www.iol.co.za/tonight/tv-radio/macgyver-a-techno-throwback-set-to-thrill-1.1211653

As if WE needed confirmation, but it still makes me happy and proud to read things like these.

Way to go, Rick....

With love from Belgium. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice article. Thanks for sharing.

Pam
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