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James Garner, When TV Did Not Suck

Posted on | November 2, 2011 | 9 Comments

by Smitty (via Gerard)

Ah, the granola-heads of #OWS. This recalls the Steven Wright line about breaking up with his girlfriend because he was not into transcendental meditation, and she was not into being alive. Of course, the reality seems to indicate there is a healthy dose of pure creep show at #OWS. Back in the day, though, Garner rocked:

On a related note, I’m actually going to TiVo South Park, and even *gasp* watch the thing, on the strength of this:

Get More: SOUTH
Eric Cartman,Wendy Testaburger,more…

Still more at Bluegrass Pundit. A full-on STD epidemic would suck, particularly with winter coming on. Could it be the first ever Group Darwin Award?


9 Responses to “James Garner, When TV Did Not Suck”

  1. Joe
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    Jeff Goldstein is a big Rockford Files fan.  It was a great show. 

    Although that trailer at the beach would cost you over a million dollars now. 

  2. Kitty Myers
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I was surprised when I first heard Garner talk about his politics when Reagan was president. Garner wasn’t the affable man I’d come to know and admire; he was bitter and obviously hated the president’s politics.

  3. Janet C
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    James Garner is a cradle Democrat, but I still am a giant fan of his. I watched the Rockford Files during its first run; I was a teen at the time. I re-watched the series about six years ago and enjoyed it probably more since I had an adult perspective. Do be aware that you are watching two actors recite those lines.  That trailer on the beach even at the time (1970’s) would probably not have been allowed by the Calif. Coastal Commission…

    South Park this season has been hitting it out of the park. I saw the special they showed on how they put out an episode. Start to finish takes six days and apparently the only things they’re not allowed to show is any thing actionable.

  4. Joe
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Start to finish takes six days and apparently the only things they’re not allowed to show is any thing actionable.

    Or Mohammed’s image. 

  5. Janet C
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    I think that falls under actionable. As in it will cause an explosive reaction!

  6. Cynthia Yockey
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    I learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1974 and continue to practice it. Please do not lump practitioners of the TM technique in with any other group. The TM technique is unique both in its practice and its results. It is the most-studied and verified self-development program in history, with over 600 studies verifying its benefits. It unfolds an individual’s full potential and is associated with becoming more successful and engaged rather than the opposite.

  7. darbromax
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:02 am

    Wow… First of all, you do know that people on TV are “ACTORS” right?   You do comprehend that they are real people right? You just took a giant chunk out of context …
     Maybe you should go back and read the whole chapter related to your idiotic comment…

  8. Joe
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    Doing mediation does not make you a cult new ager Cynthia. 

  9. Jeff McCabe
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Probably comprehends your a major douchbag, so he’s got that going for him.  I doubt he is the first, last or only person who associates a actor with the persona they portray in film or tv.  Strange that.