is long, so brace yourself (so is the issue). Whats new.
Why Don Johnson sucks and Magnum rocks, and the confounding question
of heliotrope vs garlic (see Henry James, our back cover).
Magnums Hawaiian shirts and tight ass shorts may be out of stylebut
no matter what year, whatever bad movie, series, or other
Don Johnson vehicle, his sleeves are always rolled upwhether he
is wearing a tee-shirt, sports jacket, or Madras shirt, and whether
its 78, 84, or 2000.
Magnum = Ferrari: Lets get this straightthis is the first
time that a foreign car is used in an American TV series, and every
time he pulls away from Higgins or a Divorceé, the theme song
plays. (Composer name). Even when he has amnesia or that little
feeling. Magnum, and lets understand, Robin Masters
Ferrari, have been resurrected by A & E. 11:00 & 5:00 daily.
In god knows what, Don Johnson, the character, always has a vintage
American car that becomes the new resurrection mobilecompletely
unavailable and unaffordable to a person of his characters tax
bracketand he is immediately seen driving illicitly to someone
half his ages house either from Baywatch, Party of Five, or better
yet, the namesake for the long forgotton 1/2 hr 80s soap Ryans
Hope. Music provided. Do you remember the Miami Vice theme song much
less that to Nash Bridges? Nash Bridges is now a nitely staple of the
Reruns. Its so weird when they reun things before they are even
oldnot oldbut historic. Somehow Don Johnson is never old
or historiche is a fossil getting remarried to Melanie Griffith,
Tippi Hedrens (from Hitchcocks The Birds) daughter, and
anyone else from Baywatch or Aspen. Hes the remarried fossil.
But then maybe thats gossip.
Magnum is just getting not married on Friends and/or some
new Political TNN project probably based on gossip and/or Clinton and/or
Kennedy and/or a combination of the two. Perfect for a Ted Turner productionespecially
Segue: in New York everyone rewrites their own history: Don, Magnum
. . . Jesus Christ! Ashley Bickerton has been 32 since I moved to New
York and I was 21 in 86. Seriously, it was reported in the New
York Times that he is 32 from 87 to 97. I dont get
Back to Magnum vs Don Johnson.
Magnums friends are dope. Real people who whenever something goes
down, miraculously figure it out, and come to his aid. But Magnum is
Dons . . . are out fucking Antonio Banderas (need I say more).
And they are real. On the cover of Paper.
Have I become a Conservative . . . nooooo.
Just a diehard (great Sears product & Willis enthusiast) Magnum
fan, and Don Johnson critic . . . So, now, heliotrope or garlicand
from where the quote is derived; The Next Time. Henry James. Edda James,
Olga James at the Moulin Rougeon the cover. Jamesthe same,
but only because of a surname or even furtherthe type. The surname
or new type Jamesnot nearly anything one can recognize
as yours or oursbut how about the prename: James.
The new super model, not be confused with our historical author, blues
legend, or long lost songstress, much less our two 80s Super
Heroes. Names and characters. Theresomething about the identity
of one name type and what it signifies: heliotrope or garlic (what could
be the plural of heliotrope, much less, what does it meanand the
significance of its dominance over garlic?). To Tell the the Truthwhich
contestant fools the audience vs those easily figured as impostors.
Which James will stand up? Which Magnum? Which heliotrope?
Our curated projects stand up. Surprise, frolic, excavation, presentation.
This zingmagazine does nothing its previous issues havent, but
continues what can only be determined as, yes, a search for heliotrope
or garlic. The recognition or choice is yours.
Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that,
even at the time, I perfectly knew I was.
Henry James, The Turn of the Screw
New York, New York