Al who now?

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First time as tragedy, second time as farce. (General grossness alert.)


  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Not the mama!

  2. It doesn’t even get a wikipedia entry. Does that speak to the quality of its obscurity?


    • Matthew Lickona says

      But it does have a Facebook page. Plus references all over the web.

      • Matthew Lickona says

        Or maybe it just speaks to the obscurity of its quality.

        • I didn’t like Marino’s character in Party Down but this could be good if only because they know it’s “bad.”
          Side note, I’m working on a draft of a letter to send to Gilbert Mag to praise Mr. Whit Sillman as possessing a body of work that could be deemed “Chestertonian.” Are you aware of any current scholarship (ha!) blogged or otherwise that mentions both of those men?
          I’ve just gotten back from the annual Chesterton conference (my first) and I’m brimming with excitement/energy/whathaveyou… I think I can probably figure it out on my own but I wondered if you or the other resident Stillman expert here had any knowledge you’d care to share to that effect.

          • Wit Stillman says

            I got nothin’. But the “Have you ever considered that you are the less fortuante?” is about as Chestertonian a flip job as you could wish for.

          • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

            I haven’t a whit. I suspect you are doing the pioneering work in the field of Chesterton/Stillman studies; you get to be the bottom-most of those giants on whose shoulders future generations of scholars may stand.

            • New Orleans says

              Sort of like you and Percy and DFW, eh, Angelico?

            • Initially I thought a letter would be in order, but the quotable nature of these films leads me to think this submission should be an article. If you’d care to read it I can certainly send you a copy.

              Now I’m starting to wonder what connections there could be between Percy and GKC. I have hardly read any Percy (just the Moviegoer, Thanatos and Ruins) so I’ll leave that be, but I could certainly see one of the Korrektiv giving a talk at a Chesterton conference discussing their findings…

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