RIP, Larry Hagman.

The actor died Friday, at the age of 81. Mr. Hagman is best known for his central role in I Dream of Jeanie, Dallas, and helping to smash a wooden stake through the festering Commie heart of the murderous, tyrannical Ceausescu regime:

For those without video access: the short version is that the aforementioned unlamented regime actually allowed Dallas to be seen on Romanian television, under the mistaken impression that their slaves would watch it and conclude that capitalism was bad. Instead, the Romanians decided that Dallas (among other things, to be sure) demonstrated that this capitalism thing was looking… kind of nice, actually. They just needed to shoot themselves a couple of dictators first.

Which they did. All in all, not very smart of the Ceausescu regime, but then Marxism always was intellectualism for stupid people.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Rest in peace, Larry.

5 thoughts on “RIP, Larry Hagman.”

  1. Southfork Ranch was a few miles from the town I grew up in – I had friends in high school who worked out there as tour guides. I’ve been to Europe a few times, and it almost never failed that when I’d tell people I was from Texas, near Dallas, that they’d mention the TV show.

  2. JR was such an icon. I wonder what “legend” we will be mourning 30 years from now. It was a really cool show.

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