Saturday, May 01, 2004


Al SwearingenThe Deadwood message board has some classic lines that rival the show's best. Deadwood, for those of you who don't subscribe to HBO, is a fantastically written mini-series. It's based on true events that took place in what became Deadwood, SD during the days of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. The central character of the "camp" is Al Swearingen, played brilliantly by Ian McShane (you may remember him from Sexy Beast). He's a vicious, money-hungry SOB who owns the combined saloon, whorehouse and casino. History recalls that he made between $5,000 and $10,000 a day from his operation in Deadwood. That's probably the current equivalent of $500,000 to $1,000,000 -- a day.

"As a base of operations, it is f**king hard to beat a saloon.", Al Swearengen

Swearingen, talking about the 'Hoopleheads': “Sometimes I wish we could just hit 'em over the head, rob 'em, and throw their bodies in the creek."
Tolliver, feigning horror: "But that would be wrong. ”

From the messageboard:
> Does anyone know what "hooplehead" means with any f**king certitude?
> Near's I can figure, a hooplehead is an ignorant, backwoods, dim-witted, slow-thinking, muddle-headed, addle-brained, limp-d**k, dumb-ass c**ksucker.
> But we use the term with great affection around here.

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