Here's a silly piece from the L. A. Times finding connections between the Anglo-Saxon poem and the cheesy swimsuit series. Interesting note -- both Baywatch star David Hasselhof and holier-than-thou Xtian plunderer Mel Gibson have been charged with drunkeness this week.
My favorite part of the article:
"Beowulf": Grendel has been likened to a troll.
"Baywatch": In thickness and density, Hasselhoff's hair is certainly troll-like.
This is all in service of talking about the Icelandic film Beowulf & Grendel, which I still haven't been able to see. Maybe before it disappears...