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Anything you need to share or want advice on...

I'll start with a confession of my new addiction.


I've been working into the early hours recently and have been stopping for a break around 3.00 am. Cup of tea, ham, cheese and tomato baguette and some junk television to freshen myself up with. Flipping channels a few nights ago, I came across 'Dog The Bounty Hunter for the first time. For a reserved Brit such as I - this was an education.

First, there was the hair to deal with. Sneaking suspicion Dog and Beth are getting through more bleach in a month than a lavatory attendant. The clothes were interesting - the element of surprise seems to be key to an arrest - but I'm not sure these two could look any more conspicuous. The sound of creaking leather alone must alert the fugitive to Dog's lumbering approach.

Then there was the hardened criminals sobbing in the back of their black SUV and thanking Dog or Beth profusely for the opportunity to turn their life around....followed by group hugs and prayer. The latter seemed very touching - but slightly at odds with wrestling the guy to the ground screaming "Freeze Motherfucker!" minutes earlier. It seemed an odd hybrid of Terminator meets The Waltons.

The problem is - I'm hooked. 3.00 am can't come soon enough for this treble bill extravaganza of handcuffs and hairspray.

And...I'm started to find Dog attractive.

Any counselling much appreciated guys.

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I met Duane in a hotel lobby in Scottsdale once. I immediately recognized him and asked if he was working on something there. He looks the same as on the TV, except he was wearing a hat with a bandana underneath.

He said: "no, just a pleasure trip."

I'm sure he was lying.

He's shorter than I thought he'd be, maybe 5'3"?

As far as the attraction goes, dunno, maybe 'rub one out?'
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Does every state do bail bonding?
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Does every state do bail bonding?


Yes. It is a lucrative business.
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I think there is a syndrome for this, I believe it is called the-chick-in-Star-Trek syndrome, I mean she's alright, but there may be a few other transactions people would want to make from their spank bank before they got to her (I believe that is the most politically correct way to talk about these things).

But the thing is, because she is the only female in the show she is rated higher than what she would be compared to other people of the woman variety by people of the woman-attracted variety. So when people watch a bit of late-night-Star-Trek, afterwards they may utilise her in a transaction to soil their sheets with (I believe that is also the political correct way to discuss these matters).

My advice to you would be to watch the show in prime time and then watch a show with more-suitably-attractive-to-your-taste-people towards your bed time.
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Sound advice Dr Pickle.

You're right - I think it's the lack of sobering comparison that's messing with my sexual compass. I mean, when the cupboard is bare, Marmite and pasta shells seem like a delicious culinary combination.

Although... my first crush as a child was Dan Heggerty as Grizzly Adams. I wanted to marry him. I wanted to live in a log cabin on the side of a mountain and cook flapjacks for raccoons...rinse Grizzly's long johns for him in a sparkling stream...make his grits 'just right' and pick him pretty mountain flowers to arrange in a jam jar on our little wooden table.

Now, there are similarities here. Muscular, softly spoken men with sun-bleached locks the texture of wire wool. Perhaps Dog might be evoking warm childhood feelings with that gentle, velvety tone.

Last night, he said "Don't you worry baby girl" to his captive drug baroness, but really.... he was talking to me...

(sigh.)
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I met Duane in a hotel lobby in Scottsdale once. I immediately recognized him and asked if he was working on something there. He looks the same as on the TV, except he was wearing a hat with a bandana underneath.

He said: "no, just a pleasure trip."

I'm sure he was lying.

He's shorter than I thought he'd be, maybe 5'3"?

As far as the attraction goes, dunno, maybe 'rub one out?'
5'3 is disappointing...I'd tower over him.
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("...where the graces go those goblins follow..." smiled the goblin)

the heat of summer had abated somewhat, somehow the goblin seated in the bistro on this his second dayoff was still going over the ramifications of work anew, where work was his pride, oh yes his beloved "time filler" as it was then, yet without work he had no pride and it seemed like nothing took its place, sighing "...you see slot, most autopsies only read of those minor details, where in truth most folk actually die of their retirement, but doctors are so loathed to write the obvious, so they write out those minor details instead...", the slot looked back up at the goblin and repeated "...the point of life is not longevity goblin, its point if there is any point is simply to find the answer to whatever question it is within the time remaining, but death lets you come up with that question there, lets you clutch to your answer too if you feel that it's the right answer there, and even lets you ignore the question entirely if you so wish to do so now, only calling "time up" at some point, where the question evidently remains here while evidently do not...", "...but what's the question slot..." asked the goblin knowing he had thought about it many times, "...well if it helps goblin it's probably that which is truly you that isn't your dailylife around you...", and with that the goblin in his cowardice just yearned for the continuity of his dailylife all the more, just he so wanted to be his dailylife still

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That's a right pretty story... now I think I'm in love with Dog also. Can we share?
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:46 AM
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I remember reading about Dog years ago in Vanity Fair.

He went to Mexico and hunted down this wealthy heir who'd been arrested for drugging and raping women -- they let him out on bail -- millions of dollars -- I think, and the guy took off on the day of trial.

I think that was his initial claim to fame. The guy seems to be the real deal, but so much is edited, reenacted or just faked in those reality shows, I'm kind of skeptical about the show itself.

I Googled it and read he's 5'7." It's on the internet, so it must be true.
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That's a right pretty story... now I think I'm in love with Dog also. Can we share?
For sure. Mine is not a jealous love.
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I remember reading about Dog years ago in Vanity Fair.

He went to Mexico and hunted down this wealthy heir who'd been arrested for drugging and raping women -- they let him out on bail -- millions of dollars -- I think, and the guy took off on the day of trial.

I think that was his initial claim to fame. The guy seems to be the real deal, but so much is edited, reenacted or just faked in those reality shows, I'm kind of skeptical about the show itself.

I Googled it and read he's 5'7." It's on the internet, so it must be true.
I wondered how he was received over there - is he liked or ridiculed?

There seems to be a real warmth to him, but as you say, so much is often just for the cameras.

On a dreary day, it strikes me as an exotic and fun lifestyle - getting to dress up and play hide and seek for a living. I'm quite tempted.

If rural England loses its charm for me, I may come across the pond and set myself up as a bounty hunter. I thought I could call the business 'Graceful Bondage' and dress up as Cat Woman for work wear.

If you guys could lend me your spare bedroom whilst i'm house hunting, I'll happily do the gardening.
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I think Dog is one of those larger than life kinda characters. He's good TV. I see as many memes mocking him as praising him. But, he has an a TV show that's run for a long time so he must be doing okay. And hey, I've never watched a full episode of one of his shows but I instantly recognized him when I saw him.

I have a long time customer that is a Private investigator. He does some leg work for bounty hunters and parties interested in some way with people who've jumped bail, etc. he says it's 99.9% boring work. Dog kinda makes it look more exciting than it probably is.

Lots of going through paperwork and records, making phone calls, and internet searches, I'd imagine.

You're welcome to our guest room, but there won't be any gardening at my house😀 my wife would probably not let you cook or clean either.

We've been getting notices from our homeowners association that the outside of our house needs to be painted, though, so there might be some opportunity to be useful there😀
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Kind of agree with BP.

I never had the impulse to ridicule him -- that's too strong, but initially, I had a hard time taking him seriously.

There is something about him that seems sincere though, like he believes there's something good that can come out of what he does.

And I don't think I've watched an entire show either -- not really my cup of tea.
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And Grace -- I wonder what you think of certain British TV series...

There are a couple that my wife likes -- Midsomer Murders and Murder in Paradise (?) -- they both want to make me smash the T.V.

There's another one called Detectorists -- now both of us like that one -- I think it's really sweet and funny.

And Broadchurch -- the first season was very good.

Oh, and Wallander -- that's one we both like too.

P.S. -- I guess you all have had American T.V. for a long time. Thanks to Netflix, we're just recently getting a decent variety of your series. Looks like there are quite a few good ones.

Any others you can recommend?

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Midsomer Murders is affectionately chuckled at...largely because there have been so many gruesome murders in that village, there's only the post mistress left!

My favourite is 'Wire In The Blood' if you can get it.

Oh, and 'The Vice'.
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Ha ha Grace. Yeah -- it's like that bucolic village is the murder capital of the word!

In defense of the better half -- she's into the most cerebral of TV offerings, but she likes to unwind with a bit of fluff.

And did I mention -- I don't exactly get up and walk out of the room...

We can pretty much get anything -- we'll check out "Wire in the Blood." The title alone makes me want to see what its about.
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Oh, we love it too - bit of a national treasure.

I have a secret passion for watching old episodes of Colombo.

I love it when he delivers the bumbling, head scratching apology and heads for the door - then turns and says "Oh and one more thing..."

GOLD!
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My wife and I used to love Doc Martin. Think it ended too soon.
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My wife and I used to love Doc Martin. Think it ended too soon.
My GP has a similar nature to Doc Martin....instant cure for hypochondria.
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My wife and I used to love Doc Martin. Think it ended too soon.
Yeah -- we watched that and really enjoyed it. I agree it felt incomplete.

Have to admit, I had a bit of a TV crush on Louisa...
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Yeah -- we watched that and really enjoyed it. I agree it felt incomplete.

Have to admit, I had a bit of a TV crush on Louisa...
You definitely need to watch 'The Vice' series then - she stars in it, alongside Ken Stott.
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Cool!

And I just think I figured out my thing for Louisa!

I married a sassy brunette preschool teacher with an accent who can put up with a very difficult man...
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Cool!

And I just think I figured out my thing for Louisa!

I married a sassy brunette preschool teacher with an accent who can put up with a very difficult man...
Stick to that story and your good lady won't object to you ogling the t.v!

Just checked - series 8 of Doc Martin is coming out this autumn - and series 9 to follow.
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Found a trailer for you:

https://youtu.be/tHrIF-bWyss
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Stick to that story and your good lady won't object to you ogling the t.v!

Just checked - series 8 of Doc Martin is coming out this autumn - and series 9 to follow.
It's OK. We acknowledge our TV crushes. She had a thing for Don Draper on Mad Men.

And there are a few similarities.

I'm not on Madison Avenue, but I got my start in advertising. Plus, I'm superficially charming and I care a lot about how my hair is parted...
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Found a trailer for you:

https://youtu.be/tHrIF-bWyss
Ooh, cool. That looks like it might be right up our alley...
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I don't know Mad Men - or Don Draper.

I'll have to google.

He might wean me off the follicly-flamboyant Duane Chapman....
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Grace -- do check it out.

I'd say along with The Sapranos and Breaking Bad, it's one of the best series ever.
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Grace -- do check it out.

I'd say along with The Sapranos and Breaking Bad, it's one of the best series ever.
I loved the Sopranos. Such a shame James Gandolfini died.
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