Monday, January 23, 2012

The Most Random Fact I Could Find

On this day in 1570, James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, was shot to death by a supporter of Mary, Queen of Scots. It was the first recorded instance of assassination by a firearm.

As far as I can tell, the 1st Earl of Moray has no connection with the Moray eel.

 I hope my mom doesn't see this, because Moray eels
seriously, seriously freak her out. Seriously.
But I didn't really look that hard for a connection, so maybe there is one. *shrugs*

In the 1971 film Mary, Queen of Scots (which kicks ass and you should totally watch it), James Stewart was played by Patrick McGoohan, who happens to be my favorite actor in the entire universe.

The second most awesome Catholic ever. After Jesus.
 Oh, and my second most-favoritest actor in the universe? James Stewart. Weird, huh?

I am so freaked out right now.
Anyway, Patrick McGoohan created and starred in "The Prisoner," the Best. TV show. Ever.

You either totally get what this picture means or you don't.
 "The Prisoner" was remade as a basic-cable miniseries in 2009, and it was a piece of crap. Jim Caviezel played Patrick McGoohan's starring role of Number 6. He did an OK job considering he was in a piece of crap.

Little pink houses for you and me.
And by the way, the Village isn't real. WTF?
Caviezel also famously played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, directed by Mel Gibson.

Here Gibson explains to Caviezel that Jesus is all bloody
because giant Jewish crabs attacked him.
 Gibson also directed and starred in Braveheart. He played Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace.

Who some say also founded the Blue Man Group,
although this may be apocryphal.
Co-starring with Gibson in Braveheart as Edward Longshanks was...Patrick McGoohan.

Who has gotten awesomer since just a few paragraphs ago.
 By the way, when Patrick McGoohan starred in "Secret Agent" (aka "Danger Man," aka the Second. Best. TV show. Ever.), he refused to carry a gun, preferring to show John Drake using his fists and his wits to defeat the bad guys.

Also by looking really hot.
 And on this day in 1570, James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, whom McGoohan portrayed on screen, became the first known public figure to be assassinated by a gun.

Still can't find a connection to the eel.

Yes, really.
 And that's the most random fact I could find today. You're welcome.


  1. your page came up as a mcgoohan alert in my email today. just wanted to let you know that i am in total agreement concerning your views on best and second best tv show of all time. check out his costumes and sword fighting in man with the iron mask, and an all time favorite is kings and desperate men, a superb movie with great music. he is beautiful at any age!


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