Friday, May 02, 2008

The Mark of Greatness

What do Clarence Thomas and I have in common? I'll give you a hint: it's not being black. Still can't guess?

Twenty years ago we both loved the movie "Short Circuit." As he writes in his memoir, My Grandfather's Son,

A few weeks later, the two of us went to an early-afternoon movie, Short Circuit. I found it hilarious, though Virginia seemed more amused by my laughter than the movie. (181-2)

Shortly afterward, they were married. No doubt thanks to the hilarity of Number 5.

2 comments:

Cristin said...

That is hilarious. (The book quote, not the movie. Sorry Steve Guttenburg.)

Erik said...

Jonny 5 is alive...! Seroiosly that was one of my favorite movies when I was groing up. Now thinking back on it, it is funny to think that Jonny 5 was made to hand carry a nuke down main street Moscow. Boo the evil ruskies. Speaking of the Reds, do you remember the movie Ruskies! Another 1980s classic.