This week's topic is:
All of the following are lit. But are they American?
1. A Farewell to Arms
2. The Great Gatsby
3. The Scarlet Letter
4. A Tale of Two Cities
5. To the Lighthouse
Extra Credit: The English Patient
The Weekend Football Round-Up
It was a terrific week for college football, if you happen to share my predilictions.
#9 Oregon 53, Washington State 7. What this game lacked in excitement, it made up for in a certain joyful ass-whupping.
Oregon State 31, #2 California 28. Oh my. Oh my. What this game lacked in ass-whupping, it made up for in excitement. One of the most thrilling games since last year's.... oh, never mind.
#6 Oklahoma 41, #11 Missouri 31. Damn straight.
Add to this a dethroning of those damn LSU Tigers, and a jolly romp by the Kansans over Baylor, and I was a very happy little football enthuasist.
The Meaningful Pause: a Marital Drama in Two Lines
michael5000: "Would you totally drop me like a hot rock if you had a shot at John Cusack?"
The Truth Was In Front of Us All Along
I found a box of VCR tapes of the X-Files in the basement this summer, and I've been watching them all before throwing them out.
Back in the day, I was as confused as everyone else about the season-to-season story arc of the X-Files. But this time around, I've got it all figured out. The trick is, everything makes sense as soon as you realize that "the Cigarette Smoking Man":
...is really W.H. Auden.
OK, that's enough out of me. See you later.