Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen...

...I'm on vacation and trying to write (or not write) about My Favourite Year, the fratboy dismissals of Obama in the US (check out the National Review for a good example or three), the sheer idiocy of Stephen Harper calling an election because he's bored and because it'll be harder after a few pending court cases, Pauline Kael, Sidney Lumet and why The Verdict holds up better than it should almost 30 years later, a meeting with an old high-school friend and why it was sweet rather than weird, the ratio of energy some people put into apologies vs. actually not screwing up on a regular basis...and so on. And yet, all I can think about is this:

Underrated, and still flawless. Mr. Elvis Costello. And the vaction's going just fine, thanks.


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