Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, February 14, 2011 8:44 pm

Quote of the Day


… from Kung Fu Monkey, actually two years ago, on Atlas Shrugged, which is relevant now that the trailer’s out (and, hell, no, I’m not going to link to it):

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

We’re also now being told that the movie version of Atlas Shrugged will be filmed in three parts. No word on the other 27.

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4 Comments »

  1. Lex, if you’ve not already read it then Tobias Woolf’s ‘Old School’ -http://www.amazon.com/Old-School-Tobias-Wolff/dp/0375401466
    (which I trust you will find enjoyable for all sorts of reasons) includes an hilarious demolition job on Rand . .

    Comment by Nick — Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:39 pm @ 12:39 pm | Reply

  2. Damn, I just can’t spell Wolf, Wolfe,Wolff properly, can I?

    Comment by Nick — Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:42 pm @ 12:42 pm | Reply

  3. Nick, that’s been on my list for a while. Given that (I hope) I will begin a master’s program in August that will take 2.5 years to complete, it may be there a while longer. But I will get to it.

    Relatedly, I think you will enjoy this. I know I did, I know that means I am a bad person, and I know that I don’t care.

    Comment by Lex — Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:05 pm @ 1:05 pm | Reply

  4. Ho ho ho! Exploding post-apocalyptic claymation goats . . . you just can’t get enough of that kind of thing. Well, I can’t . . .

    Comment by Nick — Tuesday, February 15, 2011 2:24 pm @ 2:24 pm | Reply


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