I thoroughly enjoyed this. I've never watched My Cat from Hell, but I would, probably. As it is, I'm going to stare in wonder at my own cat for a few minutes.
@janicek Yes, this. I read The Fountainhead right after I turned 17, and then Atlas a few months later (I didn't put it down! I finished it in three days WHEN I HAD SCHOOL!), and it was actually one of the things that made me realize I wanted to go to college and do for myself rather than just doing what my then-fiancé and parents told me to do (i.e. being barefoot, uneducated, and pregnant).
I can still read TF sometimes, but not Atlas. Like Nicole said, too many colors, oh man, and she needed an editor like we all need to breathe. And I think I can enjoy the philosophy more when it's just one guy rather than all the "makers" and the "takers" and whatall. Oh, and it made a lot of sense to me, too, that even altruism is selfish. And that's okay, I decided! Selective selfishness!
I am so, so making these the next time I host early modern reading group. Tonight they'll have to deal with salmon quiche. :(
Same concept for wedding arrangements, right? Short? Lovely? Can I really get away with not spending five million dollars at a florist?
"Had he ever met a cat? I have a cat, and I love her, but any idiot could tell you that the battle between good and evil rages between her ears every single day, and one would have to assume that exposure, however slight, to the forces of death, would tip the balance fairly decidedly towards Evil."
Truer words were never spoken.
Also, though, JOHN IRVING is, I think, much more obsessed. But I haven't read any King in a longish time. I'll have to reread this.
But more importantly, Nicole Cliffe, I want to read your thesis. Maybe *especially* because Marjorie Garber hated it?
@BadUncle foot panties! i love it! i will use it! (and my foot panties will show all the time, too, @jolie...but it's better than blisters.)
I love you so much for this right now. I mean that in the most academic way possible. You don't even know.