February 28th, 2006

Patty Ess

the Cat ate my Fatima Prophecies

yesterday th'People were tawking about American Idol, a prime-time television program buoyed by insults and painful oversinging. and today? it was ... The DaVinci Code, an apparent paint-by-numbers re.write of Holy Blood, Holy Grail (itself based on a hoax perpetrated by Jean "look, ma, no hands" Cocteau).

the author is one Dan Brown, one i have not read. "but, Tim," you insist, "you will have a change of heart, surely, when you read him, i KNOW."

you know nothing of the sort. i will not read him. nor will i read .. Tom Clancy.

apples and etrogs? not really. Some believe - and it's both Ridiculous & Sad if true - that Tom Clancy novels led to the downfall of the Soviet Union. and Dan Brown, Suburban Templar, seems to think that his borrowed fictions might shake the Holy Roman Church to its foundations.

what are we to make of that? (huh? Huh?) -- well, Shelley (or somebody) once said that Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the World. -- very good, but .. that was then and This, as they say, is Now...

( perhaps Bad Novelists are the unacknowledged Etc & Etc. )

so how will the movie go? Tom Hanks as Pope, is it? Meg Ryan as Mary Magdalene? brilliant! but someone's got t'play Junior, no? flesh out the story, doncha know...

( Daniel Radcliffe? )
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