Friday, February 13, 2009

Thinking Alike, Great Minds Or Not

Why I Love My Son

Not-so-little-R: walks into the kitchen. So there's this movie that's going to be on TVland, and it looks pretty good. In the ad, a guy says, "Tom, while being a very nice guy, is the devil."
MV: "Broadcast News."
Later, we watch my rapidly decaying VHS copy. He sighs with pleasure at all my favorite parts, like when Aaron sings and reads at the same time. And at this part--

Paul Moore: It must be nice to always believe you know better, to always think you're the smartest person in the room.
Jane Craig: No. It's awful.

--he turns to me and says, " It is awful!"

Why I Love My Father

At a Rufus Wainwright concert
Daddy: with trepidation Does he dress like Judy Garland when he does the Judy Garland material?
MV: He said on the radio that he wasn't doing any Judy Garland material tonight. He does allude to her in his regular songs--what's the movie when she sings "The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe?"
Daddy: "Meet Me In St. Louis."
MV: Really? No, this is different...The Gatling Girls? The Gilroy Girls?
Daddy: "The Harvey Girls"!
MV: That's it. I was thinking G, but it was H, right next to G.
Daddy: Of course.
MV: I've never seen that movie.
Daddy: Nor have I.

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