Wednesday, January 19, 2011
THE MAGNUM P.I. ESTATE: WINTER RESPITE
It's pretty dreary in NYC today. The snow has mostly melted, except for a few dirty clumps here and there. And of course now the streets are littered with cigarette butts, Coke cans and dog shit people didn't pick up in the snow. Somehow people think if their dog shits in the snow it doesn't count. It's the New York version of, "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
The point is, I woke up in need of some sunshine. Of course, with my finances in their usual pitiful state, I did not hop on a plane and head for sunnier climes. No, I chose the broke writer's route of looking through some old photos of Hawaii. Some from when I lived there, and some from trips I've taken in the past couple of years. And I thought I'd share the photo above with you, in case you're in the same boat I am. You know, the boat that isn't headed toward a sun-drenched tropical island. This is for those of us in a leaky dinghy.
So what you're looking at is the Magnum P.I. Estate (Robin's Nest) on Oahu! Ah, it's magical.
When my pal and I were visiting Hawaii a couple years back, we lived up to our Magnum P.I. fanatic status and made a special pilgrimage there. Yeah, we couldn't actually get on the estate. So we lurked around like a couple of Magnum crazed hooligans, trying to get a peek through the chain link fence.
But in case you need a refresher, here's what the estate looked like back when everyone's favorite mustachioed private investigator lived there with Higgins and The Lads:
What a great show. I think my favorite episode was "The Jororo Kill". Magnum hunting down a cross-dressing international assassin! Does it get much better than that?
Tell you what--as an added bonus, here's the "lost" episode of Magnum P.I. created by myself and three other writers and performed at a past Mama D's Arts Bordello show. I wrote the first section and passed it on to Mike Ser. He wrote the next section and passed it onto Peter Olson. He then passed it on to Tim O'Mara:
The Curse of The Kok'A'No'Work'A
Enjoy! How's THAT for adding a little sunshine to your life?