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03/15/2015

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Sam O'Vartea

Kubrick, not Kramer.

Lost in A**2

Although, judging from the book, Kramer's movie on the subject, On the Beach, is relevant.

I didn't see That Broadcast, but I did read Newsweek's description of Ms. Woods' skill in contortionism. But that was last week, already, wasn't it?

Lately, I've been thinking that we should cut a deal to help Iran develop it's nuclear weapon program. Since non-proliferation isn't working, try something else.

John Mara

I have a better idea for Clinton vs. Bush.

Let's have Chelsea against Jenna or Barbara.

Chelsea is 35 Jenna and Barbara will be 35 before inauguration day.

Mark Jackson

Not gonna be Bush. The Republicans have much scarier options in Walker, Cotton(!), and the guy who watched Seven Days In May and concluded that their mistake was bothering with the secret plotting:

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/11/8193751/lindsey-graham-military-coup

Mike Peterson

Thanks, Sam. A lot of good people involved in those three movies, but Kramer wasn't one of them.

As for Rosemary Woods, there was a cartoon on that, too, but it's not the same -- Woods was one more conspirator, and the element that bothers me is the arrogance, not the ability to inspire loyalty.

If you look at Damien Glez's cartoon carefully, he's got Chelsea penciled in.

And finally, my predictions on the prospects of an inarticulate, intellectually lazy preppy making the White House were so far off the mark that I no longer take solace when an absurd candidate gets the nod. Even, and maybe especially, one who promises, if elected, to overthrow the government.

Mike Peterson

(Incidentally, the reason you needed to be there to appreciate the moment is that we only discovered later that he wasn't going to get away with it. At the time, it seemed pretty likely that he would, at any cost. Retrospect is how it looks with all the spoilers in place.)

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