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Thursday, January 20, 2005

The production manager of Two Front Teeth, Rob Content, is one of the most fascinating people I've met in a long time. He has a slew of masters degrees, a couple of unfinished Ph.D.'s (not that degrees count for much really, but it's fairly obvious to me that he's clever as well as learned), and is an expert (at least from where I'm sitting) on geopolitics. We spoke relatively briefly and broadly about politics last week. He believes that Nixon was in fact more liberal than Clinton. I have a terrible and terrifying wish to try to verify that claim; I'll start with my National Political System course this semester - maybe in ten years I'll see for myself exactly what he's talking about. I wish I had more time to have further conversations with him.

I did a quick Google search on Rob today, and came up with this fascinating review of Memento. Now I badly want to watch the movie again. I didn't pick up on any of those political nuances when I watched it (American Imperialism is not usually at the forefront of my mind when I'm watching a movie). I need to find out if I think he's right and whether or not I should be ashamed that I didn't catch it by myself.

Sometimes I think I'm only in the arts because the ultra-intellectual left is so well represented.
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