The family saw the decades-old movie Repo Man (written and directed by Alex Cox) again the other day. We were struck by the similarities to one of our more recent favorites, Fight Club: the dark nihilism, the stiletto-sharp humor, the techno-literary hybrid vigor, and the delightfully dense dialog. One of our favorite quotes out of context:

An ordinary person spends his life avoiding tense situations. A Repo Man spends his life getting into tense situations.

If gauged by my stress level, in recent years my attempts to be an ordinary person have been increasingly unsuccessful ...

(see also DialogueDensity (21 May 2002), RealGenius (23 Jan 2003), ItIsImportant (29 Jan 2003), ...)

TopicArt - TopicLife - 2003-03-10

(correlates: ListenToHim, FasterForward, MirrorImage, ...)