Friday, October 14, 2005
Am I The Only One...?
Am I the only 80's geek who grew up wanting to be Magnum PI? The question came up last week while talking to some friends when I was out in Los Angeles. Most Dudes wanted to be Superman, Joe Montana, or some baseball player... but none mentioned Magnum.
I don't get it. He was the perfect hero/role model for the Pac Man generation.
1) He was a Vietnam veteran
2) He was a bachelor living in a mansion in Hawaii
3) He always had the girl
4) He drove around the island in a Ferrari
5) He always got the bad guy
6) His best friends owned a bar and a helicopter
7) Hawaiian shirts were worn daily
I challenge any graduate students out there studying pop culture to write a comparison of heros and role models from the 1980s. Magnum PI would come out on top.
The Real 'El Capitan'
posted by El Capitan at 12:09 PM
The funny thing is, there's very few places on The Islands where you can even get that car into more than second gear for more than a mile. What's hilarious is to see old, bald, fat guys driving around in a rented Dodge Viper on Maui where most of the traffic moves at island pace - about 40mph or less,and you see bumper stickers that say, "Take it easy bruddah, dis ain't da Mainland."12:27 PM
Fear not. I too wanted to be Magnum growing up. I mean who woulnd't want to help teach a babe how to swim in the wading pool and smile a cheesy grin while doing so?
lol! I always loved Tom Selleck (SP?)
Go El Magnum!