Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Hunks of CSI: NY

March 4, 2015

(Nothing much of linguistic interest here.)

Watching re-runs of CSI: NY and appreciating three of the actors, who are notable hunks: Carmine Giovinazzo (as Detective Danny Messer), Eddie Cahill (as Detective Don Flack), and Hill Harper (as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes). The first two had serious early lives as athletes, and both are native New Yorkers (so their NYC accents on tv, though exaggeratedly working-class, have some origin in their personal experience). Harper, originally from Iowa, came to acting after a Harvard legal and public administration education (J.D. and M.P.A.).

CSI: NY actor A. J. Buckley (playing lab technician Adam Ross on the show), Giovinazzo, and Cahill, left to right:


And Harper:



Fabulous creatures on television

December 19, 2014

On ADS-L, an antedating for bunyip, a fabulous creature of the Australian aborigines, which I connected to a puppet character on American television, and that reminded Jon Lighter of the Flub-a-dub on Howdy Doody.