Friday, November 27, 2009
Rant #140: The Debates Rage On ...
Had enough turkey?
Now that we are beyond the annual glutton-fest—I am talking as much about the Thanksgiving holiday as I am about the post-Thanksgiving buying frenzy that I have alluded to in the past—now we can move onto more serious matters …
Such as whether you preferred Ginger or Mary Ann, or Dick York or Dick Sargent.
Yes, these debates still rage on 40 years after the fact, and I am here to reignite them. In a world where you have to be politically correct 110 percent of the time, I prefer to go the other way. I talk about anything that strikes me as important, and I really don’t care if people are offended.
So, I must say that I preferred Mary Anne over Ginger on Gilligan’s Island, and even as a kid, I like Mary Ann’s freshness over Ginger’s poutiness. Dawn Wells was the type of girl I wanted to bring home to mom; Tina Louise was the girl I wanted to---
We will leave that to your imagination.
As for the Dick (um, Darren) debate. I much preferred Dick York’s kind of out of control, messed up portrayal of Darrin Stevens on Bewitched compared to the more in control Dick Sargent portrayal of the ad executive on the popular TV show.
Of course, I much preferred Elizabeth Montgomery to both of them, but if I had to pick one, it has to be York over Sargent.
Hey, Sargent York, get it?
Anyway, these debates are more fun than worrying about whether we belong in Afghanistan or not, aren’t they?
Posted by Larry at 6:17 AM