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Mr. T, as He Relates to the History of Our Great Nation
Sunday. 1.14.07 10:30 pm
The other day, I presented my "United States Since 1940" history course with an episode from a landmark television show of the early 1980s... The A-Team (short clip available at the bottom of this entry). For those of you who have never experienced the audiovisual bliss that is an episode of this spectacular series, it was basically an 80s version of 24, with the one minor difference:
The A-Team: Killed a total of 7 people over the course of its 5 seasons. It pionered a style of 1980s non-violent television, where all bad guys were knocked unconcious or otherwise subdued in a harmless, honorable manner.
24: As of last season, main character Jack Bauer has killed a total of 113 people (at least), using such classic moves as:
-Using only his legs to snap the neck of an enemy
-Punching an enemy in the heart
-Severing the head of an enemy with a hacksaw
But I digress. Based on a shortened version of the episode "Bad Time on the Border", the class was actually able to sustain a lively academic discussion for the remaining 15 minutes of class. Did you know that The A-Team was actually an expression of contemporary American ideals of the early 1980s as influenced by the ascendancy of Ronald Reagan during the waning years of the Age of Limits? Neither did I. Actually, to be honest I don't really know what that means... but apparently its true.
Anyway, to conclude, I leave you with another featured video at the bottom of this entry, documenting how post-A-Team Mr. T plans to continue his historical role in American culture.
Thank you, that is all.
Don't worry America, your lives rest safely in the capable hands of the A-Team.
No matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to come up with an amusing comment for this one... Honestly, its like Mr. T has done all of my work for me.
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