So, I should be writing more of my knight rider fic that I'm like, halfway through writing. I really should be.
Instead, I've been watching Law and Order like it's my fucking job (honestly, I think I've watched more L&O of various stripes this week than I have actually worked...) and started writing a shameless bit of Porn with More Plot Than I Intended crossover between NCIS and L&O just because the thought of McCoy and Gibbs together? That's swoon worthy. Part of me kinda wants to write another x-over where DiNozzo gets to work with Munch, in awe of this legend of the b-more police.
I also just dropped $150 on tix for King Lear. Because Sam Waterston is that fucking awesome.
The sad thing about watching L&O reruns, however, was the discovery that Michael Moriarty went absolutely bonkers sometime during his last season on the show, got fired, and is now living the life of someone one missed dose of Risperdal short of being the inspiration of an SVU episode himself. Like, got fired for threatening to sue Janet Reno crazy. Like, currently writes crazy "moderate" (read: right wing) editorials about how America is a fascist state and wrote a screenplay entitled "Hitler Meets Christ" which he wrote, directed and starred in as Hitler.
Dude's writing seriously comes across as having all the cans in the six-pack but missing the plastic thingie that holds them together. It's not word salad, doesn't present with any of the clinical bits of psychosis, but has that defnite "there is something wrong with this person" vibe just from what he writes. I work with crazy people on a daily basis (seriously, try having a phone conversation with an unmedicated schizophrenic who's in full word-salad mode while trying to get information from them. You learn how to deal with constant non-sequitors and figure out how to pluck the relevant information out fairly fast. Generally, it's in there somewhere, it's just...not in a logical order, cause their train of thought took a left turn at Albuquerque and they didn't) and they are more sane than Michael Moriarty. Most of the time, they're at least aware that they have a problem. (Which honestly surprised me-there's this stereotype of people who are mentally ill being unaware of it, but nearly everyone I deal with knows they have a problem, it's just for whatever reason they chose not to medicate/treat) Michael Moriarty, however, things saying things like
"Following the 2008 Olympics, Communist China will take the gloves off. Mirroring the 1936 Berlin Olympiad, the veil of friendly appearances will drop and Japan will be invaded and conquered by Chinese and North Korean forces.
Avoiding World War III may very well necessitate an all-out Second American Civil War. Marxism has infested and infected every organ in the American body politic. It is preposterous to think that the ungodly trinity of Marx, Engels and Lenin could even approach the depth and glory of the Judeo-Christian triumph.
With the patience of Job and the miraculous faith and courage of a young David, The Realists will investigate, reflect, prophesy and surgically expose, with pinpoint accuracy, the inevitability of Marxism’s self-destruction.
For the biblically-inclined, I believe we are in the middle of Revelations. The Beast (Marx) will hold sway, reveal the megadeath nature of the Marxist religion, and leave such a record of holocausts that Marxism will forever be remembered as man’s last and most diabolical attempt to play God"
And thinks that it's perfectly sane and rational. Sure, it makes sense in a purely...literate sense. It has a definite point, is structured, and can be undrstood...but the point it's trying to make is a little out there.
Then again, this is from a man who moved to canada in "political exile" and then considered running for the US presidency.