Appreciating the relaxed genius of the late James Garner: Maverick, The Rockford Files & much more

This is the appreciation (obits are for suckers) that I think I most agree with (although my appreciation for James Garner and The Rockford Files is at least a further decade removed from Alan Sepinwall’s own).

But damn me, James Garner just was that good as Rockford, holy hell, he really was. And that theme song—I really don’t think of anything other than James Garner when I think of it. Perfect all around.

"My best Beloved keeps his throne
On hills of light, in worlds unknown;
But he descends and shows his face
In the young gardens of his grace."

Isaac Watts, from a little-known hymn that (Watts says) paraphrases Song of Songs 6. A stunning poetic sentence. (via ayjay)

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The theme from the classic western series, “Maverick”, starring the late James Garner.

Yeah. Oh, yeah.




No, seriously, what?

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It is indeed what society wants. And, really, craves.

It is indeed what society wants. And, really, craves.

(Source: pdlcomics)

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Nancy Drew Books You Haven't Read Yet | The Hairpin

A little old in Internet time, but worth it.

My favorite:

#27, The Ghost of Blackwood Abbey
Nancy decides to leave secular life and become a nun. It turns out the only ghost haunting Blackwood Abbey is the Holy Ghost! But one of the nuns is stealing from the abbey, which explains the missing candelabras.

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Peggy Lee and Bing Crosby – “Slow Boat to China” (by TheJazzStreet)

Well, if you’re going to have standards…

There’s something about this line that is just right.

Jimmy gets it.

I like your smile and your fingertips
I like the way that you move your hips
I like the cool way you look at me
Everything about you is bringing me misery


(Source: Spotify)

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Oh, just damn it.

All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long

I’m feeling it. Just feeling it.

(Source: Spotify)

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