Thursday, September 18, 2008


I'd apologize for that heading because it's rude and sexist... but I find it funny. So bleep off! (Besides, the episode was about dogs!)

At one point during "The Finger In The Nest", 'Bones' and Angela were getting their knickers in a twist (There I go again!) over the disgusting brutality of dog-fighting and condemning men in general for the barbaric - I don't know, I can't even bring myself to call it a "sport".

Agent Booth tried to nip it, nip it in the bud by warning them not to "go all Xena, Warrior Princess" on him.

For the audience viewing at home? This was a reference to a TV show.

Within the context of Toobworld's reality? It was a reference to an historical figure.

Even if she started out in the Age of Legend, and even though her soul was totally dispersed after death so that there was never any hope of reincarnation, the name of Xena, the "warrior princess" echoed down through the millennia. And as she somehow was able to pop up at various points in the Toobworld timeline - the Roman Empire, France in the 18th Century - Xena was sure to be remembered by History as well as in Legend. (Getting involved in adventures with Julius Caesar doesn't hurt, either!)

For alls I know, Booth knew about Xena by watching the History Channel, as manly men do - like Tony Soprano.....

And so Xena is de-Zonked.

Toby O'B

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