House, HB

Happy Birthday Dr. Gergory House/Hugh Laurie. (According to wiki Dr. House’s b’day is on June 11, the same day as the actor who plays his part.)

One of the most fascinating and intriguing male characters on television in years. (The only three other male characters I liked on TV were Jeremy Brett as Holmes, Leonard Nimoy as Spock and Pierce Brosnan as Remington Steele.) Love your wit, sarcasm, cynicism, say-it-as-it-is-biting-brutal-honesty; your puzzle-solving obsession, your efficiency-over-emotionalism, and the complex depth underneath the hard surface. INTJ man extraordinaire.(It is sad at times that as a female INTJ, we can often relate and identify so much better with the male fictional counterparts in their inner natures, (minus their misery) since women of this type are so, so small in number and hardly any are shown in the media, especially on TV……oh well! Maybe only Lisa Simpson & a few of the female detectives in Law and Order….)

Student: “You’re reading a comic book.”

Dr. House: “And you’re calling attention to your bosom by wearing a low-cut top.”

[the student covers her chest with her clipboard]

Dr. House: “Oh, I’m sorry, I thought we were having a state-the-obvious contest. I’m competitive by nature.”

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Sidetracked Alert: Happens often to most of us, I guess. And so much better explained graphically by uber-geek & unconventional cartoonist Randall Munroe of




4 thoughts on “House, HB

  1. Hugh Laurie is an outstanding actor. His facial acting can totally cross the t’s and dot the i’s in a scene.

    His character in House is incredibly analytical, although he needs to take a pill sometimes >:P. Although House has balls of brass, I couldn’t imagine being that grouchy all the time and continually spitting in the faces of those around me (even if they did deserve it). The complexity of his character is quite a spectacle to behold, however.

    Did you ever see Hugh in the television series Jeeves and Wooster? If not, check it out, it’s witty.

    • I have in fact watched that series (P.G. Wodehouse having been a long time favourite)…and a silly film he was in as well. He’s a brilliant actor.

      House of course is inspired by Holmes – so how could I not like the similarities? ;) Don’t like his personal life too much though, but love his analytical mind and no-nonsense unconventional ways of working. I love these characters – incredibly brilliant and complex inside and capable of deep lasting love, but rather tough outside. (INTJs…? ;)

      • The unconventional ways of working speaks to me on a deep level. I have been guilty in the past of writing code that writes code in order to shave time off of a project that was getting out of hand. As one of my colleagues (who is freakishly analytical, I might add) likes to say “there is no box.” ;)

        As a point of survival, I have learned to sell inside the box and work where there is no box. Imagine getting a project manager with a bad “authoritah” complex to understand why you spent 16 hours writing something that did 36 hours worth of work on the critical path, haha, futile *face-palm*!
        That being said, there is a time to work outside the box and a time to work inside the box.

        There is a certain catharsis to watching House call people on the table and argue his point, and then boast about how he knew what the problem was.

        “incredibly brilliant and complex inside and capable of deep lasting love, but rather tough outside. (INTJs…? ;) ”


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