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Sep 27, 2008

"I know Henry Kissinger. Dr. Henry Kissinger has been my friend for thirty-five years."

Perhaps you caught the debate tonight?  I got a chuckle when they were disagreeing on Henry Kissinger's stated or likely opinion on engagement with Iran.  When McCain said, "I wish Dr. Kissinger could listen to this conversation," I expected Obama to reply, "He probably is listening to this conversation." 

When McCain repeated, "Henry Kissinger and I have been friends for 35 years," I wished Obama could have done like Woody Allen did shortly after 1:55 in this clip from Annie Hall:

One thing about this clip that surprises me on re-viewing.  The Columbia guy says less about McLuhan than I remembered.  And McLuhan is less comprehensible than I remembered.  Have you read any of his work? I tried once (in ~1991) and understood nil.  For me, the medium had no message.

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Comments

What a treat it was to see this bit again. Thanks for the link!

Annie Hall is one of my top 10 favorite movies, but gosh that's been on my list a long time. I identify more now with a much older Diane, as I recall a scene with Jack Nicholson, a turtleneck, and some scissors.

Posted by: --Lisa S. | Sep 28, 2008 9:21:26 PM

I liked, "I've got a bracelet too." I mean, are soldier's moms going around giving out real jewelry type bracelets, or those rubber Wriststrong type things? I wanted Obama to say, "I've got a bracelet too. Matter of fact, I've got some hoop earrings. And an Add-A-Bead necklace. And some Speedos under my pants here. All that say that if anything has gone right in the Iraq war, it's because the military has managed to figure some things out depsite the lousy policy of the civilian administration. I've got a freaking nipple ring that says that the best way to honor the troops is to work as hard at policy and diplomacy as they do at killing and surviving. 'Cause while they may get paid to die, or to risk being killed, our policy makers don't get paid for making up realities that fit their ideology."

Posted by: Elrond Hubbard | Sep 29, 2008 11:06:43 PM

Guilty. Did, in fact, read The Gutenberg Galaxy. Remember finding it rather useful for broadening the number of paradigms through which I could see the world, back when learning was just really fun.

Posted by: Doc | Sep 30, 2008 8:26:03 AM

Thanks for making my day. Too funny!

Posted by: ACW | Oct 1, 2008 8:24:30 PM