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Friday, March 8, 2013

Bellisario's Maxim

Hello Gentle Readers,

I've just wrapped up the latest draft of The Gray Ghost Inn, and thought I'd take a moment and bask in the joy of being a writer.

Or alternatively, I could just talk about NCIS. Yeah, I'm going to do that.

See, you got to understand, I love me some NCIS. I named everyone's favorite ABD detective Abbey partially on America's favorite perky goth.

I do a Google search for "Perky Goth" and get Salvador Dali. FTW!

But, here's the thing. That show doesn't make sense. I don't mean why five ridiculously good looking people all fight crime. That's TV, I accept that. 

Pictured: Who your Mom thinks about when reading Fifty Shades of Grey

What I can't accept is why this same group of people have to investigate every crime ever. Seriously, it's NCIS. There should be a lot less murder and a lot more property theft. 

"Someone is downloading bootlegged copies of The Walking Dead 
and only I can find out who!" Tuesday at 8

But, then again, it's a Donald P. Bellisario show. For those who don't know who that is, it's the guy who brought you JAG, Quantum Leap, Airwolf, and Magnum, P.I.
 And introduced the world to Jeff Mackay

Bellisario, when asked about the inner workings of how time travel works in Quantum Leap once said "Don't examine this too closely."

Just another day at the office. Nothing to see here.

Which, I'm all for. I mean, after all, should we really question why on Magnum, P.I. a man uses a billionaire's money, a fast car and an awesome helicopter to fight crime. Wait a second...

Jay Mims can pat his head and rub his stomach at the same time. He also owns a hat. He writes books and is far funnier on Facebook then in real life. He is terrible at Twitter. His next book "The Gray Ghost Inn" is due out Fall 2013.


  1. *giggles* Almost makes me think I should watch NCIS. I never have. I just have several shows I already watch... but I DO mostly watch crime or mystery solving stuff... and Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey... so sue me. But intrigue is my favorite. Though I do like a little Urban Fantasy (just finished what Netflix has on Lost Girl--that's pretty good stuff). Man, though, I loved Magnum PI... and he was on right before Hart to Hart in the 80s, yes? Which I liked for both obvious and less obvious reasons. In Bones they always end up solving everything, too... even though Bones should really be focusing on VERY cold cases as an anthropoligist. Ah well...

    Come to think of it, they give a lot more latitude in TV than books. I wonder if that's what we should be writing...

    1. I would gladly watch your mystery series. Though, I do like the idea of Bones solving really old cases. Could call it "Extremely Cold Case Files".

      "Someone killed this Babylonian girl. We only have the rest of our lives to solve this case. DUN DUN DUH!!!!"

  2. Congratulations of finishing up the book! Can't wait to read it. (I love "Quantum Leap" and no, I didn't over analyze the science of the show!)