Happy Birthday Richard Dean Anderson!






Why I Like That RDA
- An Author's Conversations With Her Muse
[With Apologies to Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham"]


Hello ... ? Muse, are you still here? It's three o'clock in the morning and I wanna go to bed. Aren't you supposed to be helping me write this thing ...?

"I'm right here."

Well? Literary assistance, please? That's what Muses do, isn't it?

"I'm having trouble with the concept. What are we supposed to be writing again? Care to explain?"

We're composing 50th-Birthday wishes for RDA. What's to explain?

"A lot. For instance ... what's an RDA?"

Duh! Richard Dean Anderson! MacGyver? The guy with the duct tape? You spent the past fifteen years living in a cave, did you?

"I am a MUSE. We don't watch much TV."

Jack O'Neill? "Stargate SG-1"? Ernest Pratt -- ?

"Oh! 'Legend'! I loved that show. Now I know who you're talking about. Which still doesn't explain what's possessed you to wrack your brain into the wee hours over a birthday missive to someone you don't even know. What's so special about him? Why do you like this ... RDA?"

Why do I like that RDA?
Just why he thrills me, I can't say.
But, yes, I like that RDA.

"You say you like this RDA.
You like him with the hair of gray?"

Especially with hair of gray!
My God, I'd take him ANY way!
I do so like that RDA,
And I could watch him act all day.

"Would you prefer creative Mac?
Or do you like sarcastic Jack?"

Although I love the creative Mac,
I quite adore sarcastic Jack.
His cynical air! His caustic style!
For cryin' out loud, that great profile!
And oh! that sexy hair of gray!
My God, I'd take him ANY way!
I do so like that RDA,
And I could watch that fox all day.

"Now, this may sound unorthodox,
But fifty's kinda old to be a fox."

Unorthodox? You bet your socks!
How can you say Rick's not a fox?
No fox is Mac? Un-sexy Jack?
You're giving me a heart attack!
That grin! Those eyes! Those cute lil' ears!
Those broad, broad shoulders, oh, my dear!
And Rick in skates, out on the ice?
Well, hockey never looked so nice!
The man's a fox, a fox first-rate,
As luscious at fifty as at thirty-eight.
And oh! that sexy hair of gray!
My God, I'd take him ANY way!
I do so like that RDA.
And I could watch him act all day.

"You've told me RDA's tip-top,
And handsome, too. So can we stop?"

You asked why I like RDA.
And I'm not quite done, so listen, 'kay?
He's made me cry, he's scared me well,
He's snared me in his actor's spell.
I like his style ... his talent's legit,
He does what he does ... the way he does it.

"You liked that strange, obsessive Ray?
He's schizo! Bonkers! All the way!"

Oh, I could take stud-muffin Ray,
That Laurie chick, she blew it, hey?
And the way he ate those strawberries,
Those lips and that mouth -- oh, jeez-Louise!

"But Ray's deranged! Pure lunacy!
And what about the cruel Bradley?"

The mean and scary Bradley flake,
Of unsound mind, but such beefcake!
Strange as it sounds, I liked Bradley.
And nutcase Ray! Muse! Let me be!
And back to the subject, if we may,
Re the sexiness of RDA.
I fear your skull has taken knocks,
Why can't you see that Rick's a fox?
Quite foxy as creative Mac,
And silver fox sarcastic Jack.
That awesome smile that thrills his fans,
Aw, man! Those gorgeous pianist's hands!"
And oh! that sexy hair of gray!
My God, I'd take him ANY way!
I do so love that RDA.
And I could watch him act all day.

"And Captain Holland's infected plane?
With him, from flight I would abstain."

When Holland's in charge, no plane need be!
This hunky Captain could fly ME!
And stud-muffin Ray! And Bradley beefcake!
Of such a meal, I'd love to partake.
Your logic, Muse, is such a crock.
'Cause there's no doubt Rick's still a fox!
His years as the creative Mac,
And now, as trouble-seeking Jack.
That inviting mouth, those eyes still say
"Come hither, girl! I'll make your day!"
And oh! that sexy hair of gray,
My God, I'd take him ANY way!
I do so like that RDA.
And I could watch him act all day.

"So, you think that RDA is hot,
And you think he's a fox. NOW can we stop?

But I'm not finished, Muse. Okay?
You got me started, I must say.
Tony Kaiser's easy on the eye,
And Dexter ... well, I'd give him a try.

"Dexter, hmm? I doubt you're sane.
Any others that you'd rush to claim?"

Fireman Michael fans my flame,
Tony steams me up. Holland does the same.
Ray and Bradley make me weak in the knees,
And oh! -- O'Neill's "Foothold" striptease!
Now, really, Muse! You're in a box,
You've got to see that Rick's a fox.
The handsome, sweet, resourceful Mac.
The seriously hot and luscious Jack.
That sexy squint, those libidinous lips,
The smile that gives my pulse rate fits,
And oh! that sexy hair of gray,
My God, I'd take him ANY way!
I do so like that RDA.
And I could watch him act all day.

"You really like this RDA?"

Well, duh! Like what did I just say?

"You also like that Ernest Pratt?"

Oh, Ernest's such a pussycat!

"And what about that Bill Parrish?"

The angsty Bill is quite delish,
And Tony, too is a yummy dish!
And Ernest's an awesome, funny dude,
With such wisecracking attitude.
And fireman Michael fans those flames,
When Holland's around, who needs a plane?
Strawberries and Ray -- Bradley's psycho grin,
They've put me in a hormonal spin.
Muse, is your head still full of rocks,
Or do you finally see that Rick's a fox?
It's blatantly clear in cute young Mac,
And hard to miss in the maturing Jack.
That seductive voice, that cute lil' giggle,
And heaven help me, that sensual wiggle.
And oh! that sexy hair of gray,
My God, I'd take him ANY way!
I do so like that RDA.
And I could watch him act all day.

"You like that RDA, you say.
You like him and the guys he plays.
You like his looks, you like his voice,
So he's your first and final choice?"

You betcha, Muse! And I must say,
I really like that RDA.
I like him and the guys he plays.
I like his looks, I like his voice.
And he's my first and final choice.

After one last point, I'll let you be.
It's clear that you're beginning to see ...

I really like that RDA!
I do! I like him, Muse, I say!
And Bill, I'd be "maternal" for,
To Tony, I'd come back for more.
And close to my heart would Ernest be --
I'd keep him away from that darn "tea."
And fireman Michael fans the flames,
When Holland's in charge, who needs a plane?
And stud-muffin Ray! And Bradley beefcake!
Just too much heat for poor me to take!
Bradley and Tony and Mac, oh, gee!
They're all so very hot, you see!
Muse, now that your view's no longer blocked,
You'll see that Rick is SUCH a fox!
So yummy as young, creative Mac.
And yummy still, as the '90s Jack.
That 'bounce' when he walks, those verbal zingers,
And oh my gosh! Those long, long fingers.
And, yes! That sexy hair of gray.
My God, I'd take him ANY way!
I do so like that RDA,
And I could watch him act all day.

For acting talent that won't go away,
And all the charm you do display,
And the inspiration you've sent my way,
I wish nothing but good to you this day.
To a lovely, warm guy, I'd like to say,
Happy 50th Birthday, RDA!

With love and birthday wishes from
Debbie Dickerson of New Jersey
falcon27@bellatlantic.net





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