Saturday, April 6, 2013


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Since I missed Thursday night's opening of the new TV series, Hannibal, I used Hulu to play it on my computer. Where there's a will  there's a way.

Did I like it? Well, it's going to take a few more episodes before I can know that. The role of FBI criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, fit my mental picture of the man to a T. The part of Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) seems to work... so far, anyway.

One strike against the show's casting, however, became apparent immediately; Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Jack Crawford, head of Behavioral Sciences at the FBI in the part is a monumental mistake. An overweight black man sporting one of those stupid little patches of hair below his lip is too far afield from the earlier depictions of Crawford. Especially the Jack Crawford that appeared in Silence of the Lambs. Suspension of disbelief only carries one so far.

So, did I like it? Will I continue to follow it each Thursday?  Who knows?

Time will tell.



On April 6, 1917, two days after the U.S. Senate voted 82 to 6 to declare war against Germany, the U.S. House of Representatives endorsed the decision by a vote of 373 to 50, and the United States formally entered the First World War.




-  No longer needed or useful; superfluous.
 -  (of words or data) Able to be omitted without loss of meaning or function.
unnecessary - needless - excessive

Redundancy, in linguistics means the construction of a phrase that presents some idea using more information, often via multiple means, than is necessary for one to be able to understand the idea.

In rhetoric, an unnecessary or unessential (sometimes unintentional) repetition of meaning, using different and dissimilar words that effectively say the same thing twice.

In Pleonasm, the use of more words or word-parts than is necessary for clear expression.

Note: Pleonasm examples are black darkness, or burning fire.



William December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr.
(born April 6, 1937)

 American actor, artist, singer, and writer best known for playing the character of Lando Calrissian in the movies Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

(born April 6, 1947)

American actor, voice actor, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his role as Cliff Clavin in Cheers and his recurring supporting cast roles in Pixar films.

Mary Lucy Denise "Marilu" Henner
(born April 6, 1952)

 American actress, producer and author. She is best known for her role as Elaine O'Connor Nardo on the sitcom Taxi from 1978 to 1983.

Merle Ronald Haggard
(born April 6, 1937)
 American country music song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. He is perhaps most remembered for "Okie From Muskogee".


Good FBI officers are not noticeable. You would never look at them.
--Ridley Scott

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