Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Why the killer won't be revealed, maybe
From: (Cisco's Buddy)
Date: 1990-04-25, 00:40

In article <54233@microsoft.UUCP>, adamba@microsoft.UUCP (Adam BARR) writes...

} Here's something that I think nobody has mentioned...the sheriff's
} name is Harry S. Truman. I seem to remember that there was a U.S.
} president named Harry S. Truman, sometime in the late 1800's (I
} think??). Is this a coincidence or is Lynch trying to tell us something?

God help us. I knew the state of American education was dismal, but...

Harry S. Truman was President from 1945 to 1952. He was Vice-President
under Franklin Delano Roosevelt and ascended to the Presidency after
FDR's death. Truman was the one who decided to have the atomic bombs
dropped on Japan. His other claim to fame was winning re-election in
1948 after newspapers, convinced that Truman was going to lose, already
printed up papers announcing the victory of Thomas Dewey before the
polls were closed.

Harry S. Truman was also the name of an old gaffer who refused to leave
his home when Mt. St. Helens was about to blow its top, consquently
becoming one with nature, so to speak. It's far more likely that this
is the TP Sheriff's namesake than the President is.

(Well, the Sheriff's parents probably named him after the President,
but Lynch likely gave the character that name because of the volcano

-- "How different in my native willage. Soft music. Wiolins. The happy people sitting on their balalaikas, playing their samovars." --- jayembee (Jerry Boyajian, DEC, "The Mill", Maynard, MA) UUCP: ...!decwrl!!boyajian ARPA: boyajian%ruby.DEC@DECWRL.DEC.COM