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"Murphy was an optimist!"

WWASD April 15, 2006 9:18 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Boston Legal, Daily Life, Philosophy, TV / Movies
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My favorite television show is Lost. My 2nd favorite is Boston Legal. One of my favorite characters on Boston Legal is Alan Shore portrayed by James Spader (starred in Stargate the movie).

So I have this new anger management plan. Whenever a situation arises with the children, or a phone call (call), or anything else, particularly if I feel myself starting to boil, I pause and ask myself, "What would Alan Shore do?" I did this for several weeks with much success before confiding my plan with my wife. Now she is aware and periodically calls out, "you’re doing it now!" with a grin. I tilt my chin up slightly, give a Mona Lisaesque smile, and reply, "of course I am."

This morning I forgot to ask, "What would Alan Shore do?" It really does make a difference! So, next time the tension hits, just ask, "What would Alan Shore do?"

See also http://boston-legal.org and http://jamesspader.org/.

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1. ben - April 19, 2006

I’ll have to watch Boston Legal. I often find myself wondering what Edward Grey would do (“Secretary”)

Oh, look, that werd is misspelled…

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