Administrivia: 18 April 2021

First up, I think we would all be amused to see this. I know I was.

I think we have pretty well established that fuck is Glasgow native Rory McCann’s favorite go-to cuss word, possibly followed by See You Next Tuesday, the latter demonstrated with lyrical fluency here:

In other news, and better language (for those of you who got the vapors), Google gave me this:

Meet the actor that became the ‘heart’ of Game of Thrones and he’s got some great stories

The only reason this got sent across my radar is it mentions Rory in a sentence. Here:

Aside from this, who else knew that in real life, Rory McCann (The Hound) has a history of looking after chickens (Thrones fans are probably immediately thinking of that scene)…

Oh, that’s just classic. And given everything I’ve heard about Rory in passing, like as not Rory and this guy Andy were chatting randomly between scenes and Rory regaled him with personal stories. Because oddly, given his reputation as a recluse, that’s what Rory does. That’s how he inspired Annie Griffin to write The Book Group, which kickstarted his whole fucking career in the first place. It’s so him.

I’d just about kill to be his biographer, but that’s not gonna happen, so this is close enough, I guess.

Oh, and I was delighted to learn I have the documentary the article mentions. I will have to watch that at some point and see if Andy mentions Rory any more. I like the show well enough, for all its flaws (not a dig at Rory, more a dig at book-to-film culture), that I’ll likely enjoy the rest of it too but I’ll be looking for that in specific.

Meanwhile, Breaking Bad continueth apace. I’m on season 5, either in the middle or close to it. Last call. I get done with this, I’ll go more in-depth on The Irregulars and see just how many times Rory shows up. A lot of you are ahead of me by now but I’ve been trying to avoid spoilers. All I know is Rory has been hitting my Google Alerts far too often lately to have only been in the story twice. Or maybe I overestimate the worth of entertainment media. I guess we’ll just have to see.