Thursday, June 24

I tried to catch everything, but the Hungarian text at the bottom of the screen kept snagging my attention and dragging it away from the English dialog. Sort of the inverse of the logophilic tendencies that usually make it so easy for me to watch subtitled films.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed The Ladykillers. As per usual, the Coen Brothers demonstrate a genius for quirk and a knack for hiring music talent.

In tangential connection, courtesy of the fine Christian folks at Bob Jones University, a George Washington quote:

The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible.

(Pretend there's a little cartoon here. It's George Washington reading a volume labelled something like The United States, 1798-2004 and thinking "Dammit.")