Has everyone out there seen the 1989 Cameron Crowe movie Say Anything, starring John Cusack? I remembered it this weekend when my brother alerted me to Cusack's appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann (about his new movie, War, Inc.).
A quick aside: I can now add videos to the blog! Super cool.
Anyway, the interview's interesting, although I worry about John's voice. Is he still smoking, I wonder? It sounds like he may be--which is fine, I like smokers--but I am a bit concerned about his health. But I digress. A couple of weeks ago at the library somebody asked for the movie Say Anything, which put me in the mood to watch it again (which I did, in video form, using a video I bought in, and have packed through every move since, high school).
Say Anything and Lloyd Dobler do lead, tangentially at least, back to reading. Consider Chuck Klosterman's book, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, and his first chapter about how Lloyd Dobler ruined girls of his generation for real boys ("It appears that countless women born between the years of 1965 and 1978 are in love with John Cusack. I cannot fathom how he isn't the number-one box-office star in America, because every straight girl I know would sell her soul to share a milkshake with that motherfucker"); Hank Stuever also wrote about the Lloyd Dobler Phenomenon for The Washington Post.
So here's to you, Lloyd. And you too, John. Even though Chuck Klosterman doesn't think I know the difference, I DO know you're not actually Lloyd (and vice versa), but anyone who can form a sentence like "if the Democrats say impeachment's off the table I think that's very troubling" on a news interview program is worth my continuing devotion.