The Corner is spending more than their normal amount of time talking about things that don’t involve current affairs (which, I suppose, is a good thing). I thought this was fairly amusing:
ABOUT ABOUT SCHMIDT–A READER BEGS TO DIFFER [John Derbyshire]
A reader: “ABOUT SCHMIDT was one of those awful sneering looks at Midwestern American values. Similar in philosophy to AMERICAN BEAUTY, another odious film, it portrays people like the Jack Nicholson character as empty buffoons who donâ€™t get it, who haven’t the capacity to get it. Schmidt spent his life doing what most of us do, he worked, married, raised a family, did service to his employer and community, and then found it all coming to a satisfying close toward the end of his life. Except this movie would have you believe that it was all for nothing, that his life was always empty and meaningless and this clod couldnâ€™t even discern its emptiness until the end when he was done with most of it and outside the envelope looking in.
Man. If that doesn’t sound like a daily reading of The Bleat…..