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Longshanks is dead! Long live the king.

Patrick McGoohan as Longshanks King Edward I in the blockbuster Braveheart

Patrick McGoohan as Longshanks King Edward I in the blockbuster Braveheart

The actor who once turned down the rolls of James Bond and the Saint but later went on to become one of the UK’s highest paid stars, has died at the age of 80.

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McGoohan made his name with Danger Man, a TV spy drama that was first broadcast in the UK from 1960 to 1968. He played secret agent John Drake, who worked mainly for NATO but often questioned the ethics of his missions. Photograph: Everett Collection/Rex Features

British actor /director /writer Patrick McGoohan, who oddly enough, was born in the US, raised in Ireland and played Number Six in the cult TV series “The Prisoner,” died Tuesday January 13 2009, in Los Angeles after a short illness according to his son-in-law, film producer Cleve Landsberg.

Who is Number One? You are Number Six. I am not a number!

Famous for his portrayal of the unnamed secret agent known only as Number Six, a character that would ultimately imprison McGoohan, due to type casting, is about a secret agent who resigns his commission suddenly and wakes up to find himself in a prison disguised as a holiday resort known euphemistically as The Village.

Portmeirion is a village in Wales, built by architect Clough Williams-Ellis. He wanted to build a place designed in harmony with the surrounding landscape. Built in 2 phases, with a delay caused by the WWII. Now a private resort open to visitors. Location of the British TV series "The Prisioner," filmed there in the 60's.

Portmeirion is a village in Wales, built by architect Clough Williams-Ellis. He wanted to build a place designed in harmony with the surrounding landscape. Built in 2 phases, with a delay caused by the WWII. Now a private resort open to visitors. Location of the British TV series "The Prisioner," filmed there in the 60's.

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Following the success of Danger Man, McGoohan and George Markstein created The Prisoner, an innovative, surreal series blending elements of spy novels, sci-fi and psychological thrillers. Originally screened in 1967-68, the show did not attract big ratings but has influenced TV directors and film-makers. Photograph: ITV/Rex Features

Raised to Cult status.

The cult of The Prisioner spawned many books, college courses, a quarterly magazine and documentaries.

60's cult tv series "The Prisoner"

60's cult tv series "The Prisoner"

McGoohan at his LA home last year

McGoohan at his LA home last year

A partial filmography includes: Ice Station Zebra, Scanners, Silverstreak, The Phantom, Braveheart.


see also:  Patrick_McGoohan, Patrick McGoohan in pictures: The Prisoner, Danger Man and more, Why ‘The Prisoner’ Endures

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updated: January 4th, 2011

Let’s do a little back-tracking shall we, and try and pick up where we left off in the closing days of aught 8, and the start of 2009.

Interesting parallel

George Ure, over at urbansurvival.com has posted an interesting chart that graphs out the DOW from 2000 to date and compares it with the same chart from 1929 through 1940.  It’s a nearly perfect replay!

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Second Depression Tracker chart complements: UrbanSurvival.com

see also:  2009

~~ NEWS FLASH: OBAMA NATURAL BORN CITIZEN ~~

One more time for those of you who might have missed it. I give you: Obama’s birth certificate.

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President Obama's birth certificate as observed by FactCheck.org representatives.

President Obama's birth certificate as observed by FactCheck.org representatives.

Barack Obama (born 1961), 44th president of the United States, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a U.S. citizen mother and a British subject father from the Kenya Colony of the United Kingdom.

Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Oahu. Not in Kenya! Barack Obama, the Kenyan –that was his dad. Get over it.

Individuals who insist on believing B.H.O. II, is not a natural born citizen, after all the evidence supporting the facts of his origin –then they are feeble minded, tinfoil hat, conspiracy nuts. And another thing, Mr. Chic Young –they are (also) racists!

McCain, not natural born?

John McCain (born 1936), who ran for the Republican party nomination in 2000 and was the Republican nominee in 2008, was born of two U.S. citizen parents at the Submarine Base Hospital of the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone.[32] The former unincorporated territory Panama Canal Zone and its military facilities were not regarded as United States territory.

Good thing Senator McCain didn’t win the 2008 Presidential Election, he was born in the Panama Canal Zone. — not a state in the Union. Not a protectorate, like Puerto Rico or American Samoa, an independent nation, the point being, the US Constitution says…

The United States Constitution requires that Presidents (and Vice Presidents) of the United States be natural born citizens of the United States.

see also: Obama Birth Certificate, GOP headache: The birther issue, Native SonWas Obama’s “Certificate of Birth” manufactured?, Obama’s Birth certificate: Hawaii Governor Abercrombie’s Birther mission

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Hello Word Press! Good-by YAHOO! 360

Just too buggy

This will be my first log/blog entry on this site. As you may know YAHOO! has in their infinite wisdom or should I say lack there of, decided to abandon 360. I just can’t take the stress of losing my work there because of a bug/glitch –so I too shall flee.

Ado. YAHOO! 360, for we hardly knew ye. Can’t take any more of your s**t!

Yahoo! 360° is a personal communication portal operated by Yahoo!. It is similar to other social networking sites and while text on the site still describes it as being in beta testing, in fact development has ended and the site is no longer actively supported. Long after support ended, the promised replacement social network site has never materialized.

see also: YAHOO! 360 WIKI, Frankensteam’s Log Blog

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