While spending another Saturday night watching Austin City Limits, this week featuring Modest Mouse, I had an realization. Has anyone seen the character Jimmy Wichard on the show King of the Hill? A Wikipedia entry describes Jimmy as:
a violent mentally retarded man; local color claims that he wasn't born retarded, but rather gave himself brain damage by spending an entire day staring into the sun; as Dale points out, though, he couldn't have been very smart to stare at the sun in the first place. He has had several jobs, including concession manager at the racetrack and modern artist.
Is there any chance that Jimmy's character was based on Modest Mouse's leadman, Isaac Brock? For some reason that is the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw him...
Yeah...I spent like an hour trying to find a picture of or video of Jimmy Wichard so people would get the reference.
Also, I enjoy this quote (again if you know the Jimmy character): When I saw the news story about President Bush declaring himself "The Decider," all I could think was, "Great, now we have Jimmy Wichard for a president..."