π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ 𝐢𝑆𝐼 {π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ πΉπ‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ}: 𝑆𝑦𝑑 πΊπ‘œπ‘”𝑔𝑙𝑒.

The notorious and ultra-elusive serial killer dubbed {much to the displeasure of Grissom} β€œThe Strip Strangler” is eventually tracked down by the CSI MΓ¦stro, despite the β€œhelp” of the FBI. In this powerful scene, Gil confronts one Syd Booth Goggle (once considered a minor irritant, at best…), who turns out to be the deadly predator. A risky venture: no backup, and close quarters.

π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ 𝐢𝑆𝐼 {π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘‡π‘€π‘œ}: π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘’π‘™ π‘€π‘–π‘™π‘™π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ.

Actor Matt O’Toole gives a remarkable, bravura, iconic performance as serial killer Paul Millander, invoking dread, menace, yet some sympathy (of a sort…) as well. Highly intelligent, and courteous, with a traumatic youth-hood, to put it mildly, Millander nonetheless is that most threatening of characters; always he seems to have the advantage.

The Caledonian Antisyzygy: The Zigzag Experience.

Could it be any more random? Well. Rather than endeavoring to delve into degrees, finely calibrated as they do tend to be, of Randomness…..

If {when} {insert any word or concept} seems to be “almost a zigzag of contradictions…The antithesis need not, however, disconcert us. Perhaps in the very combination of oppositesβ€”what either of the two Thomases, of Norwich and Cromarty, might have been willing to call “the Caledonian antisyzygy”…..”

Perhaps. And under what precise conditions might these Thomases have been “willing”? Well.

Let us continue: “If therefore, Scottish history and life are, as an old northern writer said of something else, ‘varied with a clean contrair spirit’, we need not be surprised to find that in his literature the Scot presents two aspects which appear contradictory. Oxymoron was ever the bravest figure…

I see no reason, at this point, when things suddenly are so clear, at last…..to insert here a video.

{Followed by…Not.}

The Ween: Captain Fantasy. 𝛿 𝛿
Captain Fantasy: Ween. 𝛿.
Ween: Strap On That Jammypac. ∰ ∰

I’ll Drink These on My Way Out…

π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ 𝐢𝑆𝐼. π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘‚𝑛𝑒.

Brilliant performances—both very low-key, but extremely effective—by Ned Beatty and Taylor Nichols, which really get across what a sociopath is: for one thing, they generally don’t stand out. And, of course, there are other qualities….

The Mr. Cannon.

Somewhat unconvinced…

**The seemingly invincible Nielsen, and even the record-settingly acerbic Roy Scheider, succumb, in the end, to the resolute Detective.**

The indomitable, dogged, yet supremely courteous Frank Cannon (William Conrad) is unlikely to swerve, even momentarily, from his pursuit of the truth.

{NOTE: This post revised, and revised with a passion, July 3, 2019.}

Five-O. {The Hawaii…}

Crucial, unforgettable scenes & images from 3 iconic episodes: Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain; You Don’t Have to You Don’t Have To Kill To Get Rich…But It Helps; and the “Tin Idol” oriented Rest in Peace, Somebody.

{NOTE: Revised 7/6/2019.}