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Old 05-26-2002, 10:45 PM
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Who is your favorite detective?

A friend and I were comparing our preferences in tv/movie/book detectives earlier today. I like Daryl Zero (Zero Effect) and Nero Wolfe. He preferred Inspector Morse.

You don't know either of us, but I thought that was remarkably telling about both of us, and got to thinking it might be interesting to compare here.

I have a theory that our entertainment heroes illustrate our own unfulfilled wishes about ourselves. Does your choice of a detective say anything about you?
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Old 05-26-2002, 11:21 PM
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I wonder what that says about me... my favorite dectective was Cheif Inspector Clouseau!

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Old 05-26-2002, 11:42 PM
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Lisa: ck your spell check.
Doug, mine would have to be Jim Rockford, 2 Magnum PI,
Best for reading, Travis McGee by John D. McDonald (deceased).
I guess there's other too, but I can't remember right now.
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Old 05-27-2002, 12:18 AM
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Oops, I spelled Chief wrong! At least I spelled Clouseau right! Peter Sellers is one of my all time favorite actors. Completely lame and yet, he always seemed to make me laugh. I'm not one for slap stick humor - but the scene where he says "does your dog bite, and the man replies no... he then reaches his hand out to the nice dog and the dog snarled and nipped at him. He replied "I thought you said your dog doesn't bite... to which the man replies "it's not my dog"

Makes me giggle everytime!

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David Jansen and Harry-O was one of my favorite detectives.
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Old 05-27-2002, 12:37 AM
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David Jansen was quite cool, but that's not quite the roll I loved him in...............

Peter was a classic and I feel as you about slap stick, hate A. Sandler, though I just heard today, he was in a award winning film at Cannes.
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Old 05-27-2002, 12:58 AM
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Nick Charles -- smart, funny, good judge of character. Knew how to relax, enjoy life, succeed without changing his friends or spouse, and to maintain the trust of his dog.

Miss Marple -- female, old, smart.

John Steed and Lady Emma Peel -- cool, humorous, smart, adept at dealing with evil henchmen and killer robots, birds, etc.

Charlie Chan -- able to catch murderers in spite of #1 son.
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Old 05-27-2002, 01:03 AM
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Nick Charles -- smart, funny, good judge of character. Knew how to relax, enjoy life, succeed without changing his friends or spouse, and to maintain the trust of his dog.

Miss Marple -- female, old, smart.

John Steed and Lady Emma Peel -- cool, humorous, smart, adept at dealing with evil henchmen and killer robots, birds, etc.

Charlie Chan -- able to catch murderers in spite of #1 son.
Do you keep changing your avitar or am I having acid flashbacks?
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Old 05-27-2002, 01:10 AM
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Do you keep changing your avatar or am I having acid flashbacks?
Might be both.
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I think I'd vote for Peter Falk's Columbo character... and yes I often come across as bumbling and a little forgetful!

FUGITIVE: Speaking of John D. McDonald, did you ever read The Girl, The Gold Watch and Everything ? Not one of the Travis McGee series, but exceptionally entertaining -- and a very "out there" theme for a book written in the 60's.
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I think I'd vote for Peter Falk's Columbo character... and yes I often come across as bumbling and a little forgetful!

FUGITIVE: Speaking of John D. McDonald, did you ever read The Girl, The Gold Watch and Everything ? Not one of the Travis McGee series, but exceptionally entertaining -- and a very "out there" theme for a book written in the 60's.
Well, yes I did read it, but I don't remember it. I went through a period in the '80s where I read almost everything from certain authors, he was one. Also Michner, Ludlum, King, Koontz, Cusler, and lots more.
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