"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
As we don't subscribe to HBO, we're a couple years behind on the critically-acclaimed shows, and catch up with them finally on DVD - The Sopranos, Rome, and now, Deadwood. Great series. Man, do they cuss up a blue streak. (Language advisory)
[O]riginally the characters were to use period slang and swear words. Such words, however, were based heavily on the era's deep religious roots and tended to be more blasphemous than scatological. Instead of being shockingly crude (in keeping with the tone of a frontier mining camp), the results sounded downright comical (Milch says it "…made everyone sound like Yosemite Sam").
HBO now has a mini-series coming out on John Adams. Imagine if he talks like Calamity Jane!