Friday, October 12, 2007

Firday Fvie

Song: The Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil. Too obvious for a special-forces-in-a-helicopter scene, but not for my Friday Five. No Siree. Comedy or Tragedy? - Tragedy (obviously)

Book: Jonathan Coe, What a Carve Up! Claire has recommended this book for, well, forever, and I finally got around to reading it. It confirms two of my thoughts about Claire; 1. that she has excellent taste; and 2. that she's as mad as a bag of cats. Comedy or Tragedy? - Tragedy. It's pretty damn funny for a tragedy, but tragedy it is.

Film: 300. I haven't seen it yet but got the DVD today. Still we all know the story from Herodotus and it's not like it's the first time it's been filmed is it? Comedy or Tragedy? - Well, they've all been dead for over 2000 years, so I say Tragedy.

Food: Rock Cakes. It's always Rock Cakes. Comedy or Tragedy? - Comedy. With Rock Cakes it's always Comedy.

Wild Card: The Stan Roberts IMDb page. Comedy or Tragedy? - Comedy. If you follow it through you can see it's also a tragedy, but that's because it stops being a self-contained narrative and spreads out into the rest of the world which contains both, and other things that don't fall neatly into those two categories. Not that any of them did. Time to return to the rest of the world for a while.

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