Possessed by Al Swearingen
Apparently Salon.com's TV critic Heather Havrilesky agrees with me. She's fallen under Deadwood's spell as well and may even have been hilariously possessed by the spirit of Al Swearingen himself (or perhaps that of Cy Tolliver or E. B. Farnum, both of whom are almost as prone to similar profanity-laced monologues, albeit not as poetic as Al's), so much that she composed this week's I Like to Watch column in Deadwood-speak. Particularly amusing is her eerily accurate use of Swearingen-speak in her analysis of 24 ("Terrorist cocksuckers and the like," as she says about one of my favorite shows) or her take on the Fox family comedy American Dad--or , best of all, her deconstruction of Deadwood itself.
Too bad there are only three episodes of Deadwood left.