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The purpose of this post is to supplement my rather thin “About” page.
1. If you ask me how to spell a word I will jump to the difficult portion and spell that.
2. I currently subscribe to three magazines: Poetry Magazine, Sporting News, Wired. I only pay 25 bucks annually for the three of them.
3. I have a super-human sense smell when it comes to my hands; on a bad day I wash my hands 30+ times.
Yesterday I rewatched Batman Begins with my boys and while it suffers some from repeat viewing there’s still some things that are gratifying about it. The primary thing is its persistent denial that the person deep down inside is the real person. Rachel Dawes (Kate Holmes ) says to Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) that it doesn’t matter “who he is” inside, but what he does that defines him.
In the face of such insipid irresponsibility that Hollywood gorges on it’s nice to see something that bucks this modern tenet.
Christopher Nolan (also The Prestige, Memento) is a very competent storyteller and he’s set up some nice elements to pursue in the next Batman movie (2008).