Tag Archives: SOA

Summing Up Sons Of Anarchy

September 8, 2014

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Five days ago, affirming a racketeering conviction in Florida, Ed Carnes who is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit wrote an amazing sentence that would have been unimaginable six years ago. Carnes wrote: “In a case of life imitating art imitating life, Maynard Kenneth Godwin was inspired […]

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SOA Season Finale Tonight

December 10, 2013

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The season finale of Sons of Anarchy, the chick show about motorcycle outlaws that has become a standard line of voir dire questioning in biker cases, will air tonight. The fictitious club for which the show is named runs the illicit gun trade in an imaginary state named California. The Aging Rebel was too busy […]

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Sons Of Anarchy Season Six

September 11, 2013

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It is common now, in biker racketeering cases, for prospective jurors to be interrogated about the basic cable soap opera Sons of Anarchy. “Do you now, or have you ever watched the television show Sons of Anarchy? Do you understand it is fiction? Do you understand the difference between fantasy and reality?” The juror questions […]

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The Sons Of Anarchy Advance

September 10, 2013

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Whatever you do, don’t forget to watch the sixth season premier of that life-changing and important wonder, Sons of Anarchy tonight at ten on FX. Charlie Hunnam is in it. This is Charlie Hunnam’s world so it is now pretty much Charlie’s show. It was recently announced that he will star in the film adaptation […]

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Loathing Sons Of Anarchy

September 12, 2012

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Every year I review the season’s first episode of Sons of Anarchy. Every September I watch the show, think about it for a few hours then criticize it. And every year people write back to explain to me the two principal ways in which I just don’t get this profitable fantasy. On the one hand […]

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The SOA Advance

September 11, 2012

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The are a couple of ways to look at tonight’s fifth season debut of the FX television show Sons of Anarchy. On the one hand Sons may just possibly be drowning in hyperbole. On the other hand rather than drowning, hyperbole just seems to make this creation stronger. Four years ago when the series debuted […]

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FBI Blames Sons Of Anarchy

August 29, 2012

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The most interesting of the hodgepodge of federal allegations filed against members and associates of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in Gainesville, Georgia two weeks ago is the charge of “obstructing an FBI undercover investigation” made against Outlaws Regional President Larry McDaniel, Outlaw Sean King and Black Pistons State President Howard Brown. The obstructing charge references […]

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They’re Baa-Ack

August 28, 2012

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Sons of Anarchy returns Tuesday, September 11 – in case it is somehow possible that you care and you did not yet know. If you don’t care, The Aging Rebel’s annual review of Sons of Anarchy returns Wednesday, September 12. Most people find the review offensive, lame and ill-informed but some people enjoy it, too. […]

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Three Short Notes

June 18, 2012

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Some recent posts here about a couple of television shows, Sons of Anarchy and The Devils Ride, have attracted new visitors to this site so a little background might encourage them to keep coming back. At least 80 percent of the content on this site is mostly hidden. Since September 2008 – with a long […]

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Real Kurt Sutter Stands Up

March 24, 2010

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There was a popular television show in the mid-fifties called To Tell The Truth. Someone who was vaguely famous and two utter imposters would try to outsmart a four person panel. At the beginning of each round the three guests would rise and announce something like: “I am Kurt Sutter.” “No, I am Kurt Sutter.” […]

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Qui Es Mus Macho

March 13, 2010

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[email protected] writes to say: Rebel, Everyone is brave in front of their fucking keyboard. Rebel, and I use that term only as a handle, because clearly you are not one. Look it up in the dictionary, it’s that book on your shelf next to the “Wish I Was Somebody” Time-Life Series. A rebel is someone […]

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Attention Pretty Bitch

November 3, 2009

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And, now on the lighter side of the news. Way lighter. Despite all my most sincere efforts, Sons of Anarchy has still not been cancelled. In fact, it is starting to look like it never will be. Some guy in West Hollywood who is not Brad Pitt told me that Kurt Sutter’s homage to us […]

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Waiting For Samcro

October 9, 2009

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I am riding up through the high desert into the Eastern Sierras a week or so ago. The ride is always plagued with bugs. And, I have never owned a motorcycle with a windshield or a fairing or any of that crap so I am very aware of the bugs. At ninety miles an hour […]

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