Wednesday, October 15, 2008

quote of the day (October 15)

Though the bad news has seemed to slow down a bit this week, times are still bad out there. And with the final presidential debate scheduled for tonight, maybe the American people are in need of some tough love. If only Al Swearengen was running for president. (Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) = the murderous saloon owner from HBO's Deadwood, back when HBO had shows worth watching)

Al's pep talk to the newspaper man A.W. Merrick (Jeffrey Jones):

"Pain or damage don’t end the world, or despair or f***ing beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man — and give some back."

Showtime has its own great tv series, Dexter, which they have been kind enough not to kill. If police forensics expert/serial killer Dexter Morgan were running for president against Mr. Swearengen, he'd opt for the Bill Clinton-style of "feeling your pain":

"If I had a heart, it would probably be breaking right now."

Swearengen vs Dexter. If only tonight's debate would be more like this, I'd be a lot more excited about watching.

If only tonight's debate would be this fun.

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