23 July 2006


BBC America is showing some Avengers episodes, with captioning and everything.

The episode they're showing right now even has Christopher Lee. Diana Rigg is going to open up a can* on him later in the show, I believe.

*Explanation for Musli's benefit: a can of whoop-ass.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to take advantage of the commercial break to open my own can on the residents of Zozo.


Blogger Muslihoon said...

Oh, you mean not a can of Speghetti-Ohs? ;-) Thanks for the explanation, though. I'm glad someone caught on how culturally illiterate I can be.

Can you tell me a little about what Avengers was/is and why it's cool?

12:38 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

yes...when I get home from work today. *makes reminder note on whiteboard*

Actually, I was just teasing you a bit...I don't think the phrase "open up a can" is all that widespread. The main reason I use it is that I used to belong to an online community of Astros fans that often referred to opening up cans of "orange whoopass," in homage to the hideous rainbow uniforms the Astros used to wear (various shades of orange and yellow). Said hideous uniforms didn't coincide with any of the years the Astros were good, so I'm not sure what the thinking behind that was, but oh well.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

Ok, Avengers. This was a British drama from the '60s. The wikipedia page gives a lot more detail, but essentially, John Steed and Emma Peel (there were a couple other women who worked with Steed in earlier/later seasons, but Mrs. Peel is widely recognized as the coolest) were two secret agents in Britain, who fought various scifi-type villains.

Mrs. Peel is cool because she is a highly intelligent, witty, and attractive woman with serious fighting cred. She is most emphatically not a damsel in distress. Here's a pic of the famous black leather catsuit.

She's just cool.

I find myself suspecting that Miss Parker (from The Pretender), who is also cool, may have been based on her to a certain extent. (Hairstyle, dress, and some personality traits are very similar.) The main difference is that Miss Parker has a much harder edge than Mrs. Peel.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Muslihoon said...

Ah! Your namesake. Makes sense now why you'd like the Avengers so much. Thanks for the explanation!

8:28 PM  
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