Magnum, P.I. : "Infinity and jelly doughnuts"

"Infinity and jelly doughnuts"

When Magnum meets Mac on the other side, Mac tells him "Time has little to do with infinity and jelly doughnuts"...is this supposed to make any sense ?
When Magnum starts to talk again for the first time after his coma, he somehow repeats that to answer Mac about time as he thinks Mac is still around....Higgins asks if someone understands what he said and Rick says it has no meaning at all....

LNA "the girl that walked the earth" 86

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Hmmm...I always thought of it as two ends of a spectrum. Infinity is the epic, the profound, the ultimate, unknowable truth of the universe that many 'seekers' are seeking. Whereas jelly donuts are the guilty-pleasure indulgence of everyday, mundane life.

So the phrase "infinity & jelly donuts" encompasses everything under the sun, from the most profound to the most mundane.

It's a way of saying, We can never really comprehend how the universe actually works. It's like the famous quote from Hamlet:

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."




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That's an interesting way to look at it tourmalyn.

I still like to use the line when someone mentions time.

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It's a good line.

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Perfectly stated. I was thinking along the same lines, but you explained it better than I could have.

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I could use a jelly donut right about now!

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Additionally, Thomas used to bring Mac (the real Mac, not Jim Bonnick) jelly donuts whenever he wanted him to give him information from the Naval Intelligence office. I've always thought it had some kind of reference to that too.

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It means EVERYTHING now that this board is ending.








"Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it."

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It is a catchy saying. In its own way it is wise as well.
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