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Dylan, I think you underestimate the resources that I am capable of bringing to bear upon any attempt at making me feel guilty. But, like a magic trick that loses its luster if performed too often, those resources are for emergencies, and I'm willing to hold them in check in the interests of allowing the meme to spread.

But just this once, mister.

So, lest I be accused of simply taking memes at face value:

Who would be your top 5 people, living or dead or cinematic, that you'd want to see blog?

1. Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) from Memento. I don't know that his blog would be all that interesting, but at least he wouldn't have to blog on his skin anymore, right? The big question, then, would be whether you'd need to read a second, black-and-white blog in forward chronological order, just to understand his...

2. Roger "Verbal" Kint (Kevin Spacey) from The Usual Suspects. But only if he promised to blog from a laptop, and never to blog from the same place twice. Oh, and of course, it would have to be pseudonymous.

3. John Doe (Kevin Spacey) from Se7en. A Spacey double shot? Has there ever been a more accurate portrayal of just how messed up you have to be to write that much every freakin day? And to think that these two performances came in the same year. There's your orality and literacy.

4. The Landlady (Qui Yuen) from Kung Fu Hustle. In blogspace, no one can hear your Lion's Roar.

5. Lola (Franka Potente) from Run Lola Run. I can't think of a better example of someone who could have used a cameraphone, a Flickr account, a GPS tracker, and Googlemaps to better advantage.

So there's your five. And I didn't even have to resort to Star Wars jokes about escape podcasting.


"...of course, it would have to be pseudonymous."


Thanks for sacrificing to the betterment of the meme!

How about Kevin Spacey's character in K-Pax? I'd probably read that one. Or his character in American Beauty? Someone should start a group blog composed of all these characters; that would be a pretty cool slice'n'dice remix dealie.

...hard to top Leonard Shelby --that is, if he remembers he has a blog. And can't argue with Franka Potente.

How's about some film crazies?

1. Jack Torrance from The Shining --it'd be visually pleasing if content-weak.

2. HAL from 2001 --sticking with Kubrick, I'd like to read HAL sing Daisy.

3. Dennis Hopper as the Photo Journalist from Apocalypse Now --poetry and acid and Cambodia, and that was before filming.

4. Travis Bickle --he was blogging in the 70's, man.

5. Chief Bromden from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest --you know he's dying to say SOMEthing...

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