"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Girl Thursday - Robin Weigert

My next door neighbor and I have started watching Deadwood.  It's great, with tremendous (albeit profane) dialogue and wonderful acting.  Perhaps the best role and the best acting is done by Robin Weigert as Calamity Jane, the foul-mouthed, mannish woman-scout and frontierswoman who follows Wild Bill Hickok into Deadwood.   Weigert is, of course, secretly very attractive:

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