Saturday, November 13, 2004

Life imitates art...again...or still

OK, so I never was much of a fan of author/director Terry Southern - best known for "Easy Rider" and "Dr. Strangelove." I only vaguely remember the movie "The Magic Christian," which is neither about magic nor Christians, really.

But as this Washington Post article shows, Southern's art is very, very much the vogue, decades after he was largely declared to be a non-event in the media world. Reading this article, I wonder why one of these hopeless "reality" shows hasn't stolen a page out of Southern's playbook.

Or maybe they have.

[As an aside...if I'd known that "Dr. Strangelove" was (in the word's of Southern's web site) "John Kerry's favorite movie," would it have changed my vote?...hmmm....]

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