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Ken Houghton

On a quick glance at that list--that is, before the DVD option was offered--I would have answered yes, I saw True Grit. The one of which the Statler Brothers sang "True Grit's the only movie that I've understood in years," though, not the remake which, despite Mannion-recommendation, still seems like Rollerball or The Longest Yard or even Death Race 2000: remakes of movies that didn't need a remake.



His blog is call the "Plum Line," but Greg's surname is Sargent.


As you fellow movie buff, I saw Iron Man 2, Inception, part of Despicable Me, True Grit, The King’s Speech, and Shutter Island.

I did not see Tron Legacy, Clash of the Titans, Grown Ups, or Little Fockers, for obvious reasons. Clearly, these are teen movies or for juvenile young 20-something boys, written by white 27-yr old boys.

I did not watch Despicable Me all the way through because it bored me. I like a good animated movie as much as the next person, but it was just stupid. I did not see any of these movies in a theater, and I doubt the hoi polloi goes to the theater that much, since it's so expensive, never mind paying $6 for popcorn.


Oh, and speaking of Catholics, let's remember some critical history about immigrants who were Catholic and tended to vote Democratic because of unions, discrimination, working-class neighborhood organizations, etc: the Irish, the Italians, the late-arriving Germans (mid-1800s as opposed to the Germans who arrived in the 1700s to escape persecution by the Catholics); the islanders (Puerto Rico), the Central and South Americans, the Mexicans, some of the eastern Europeans or the orthodox Christian sects, which are similar to Catholics. These people make up a big part of the Democratic party.

Lance Mannion

Vandranor, not only did I goof up on Greg's name, I put the wrong link in there. I'm fixing it now. Thanks for the catch.


A recently-deceased uncle of mine claimed not to have seen a movie in a theater since Goldfinger in 1964.

Can't speak to his Regular Murkin-ness or lack thereof, though.

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