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I've read a few of his historical novels and they were quite good. Haven't read his essays but if Esoteric thinks they are so terrible they must be pretty good.
but still rather gifted and certainly superior to overrated egotists like Mailer and arguably Capote as well.
On the other hand, Vidal was responsible for giving us the Michelle Bachmann we have today. I had heard Bachmann make similar comments before and it just underscored for me how vacuous Bachmann's conservatism is if that was her seminal ideological moment.
On a scale of 1-10, that movie was somewhere in the area of an 82.
Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann told The Daily Caller Wednesday that author Gore Vidal’s “snotty, mocking attitude” helped her realize she was a conservative.
When was Ground Hog Day? I always liked that one.
Palimpsest is one of the great literary works of the last quarter of the twentieth century.
Great 1980s comedies, in no particular order:
A Fish Called Wanda
Coming to America
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
The Naked Gun
Back to School
Nothing in Common
Back to the Future
Broadway Danny Rose
This Is Spinal Tap
Romancing the Stone
The Blues Brothers
You can make a lot of money in America telling niche groups what they want to hear.
This is about my comment on A Fish Called Wanda? What would you have preferred, old man, The Sunshine Boys?
That list doesn't include the greatest '80s comedy of all, Repo Man.
Lt. Gen. George Miller: I'm a voracious reader. I'm the Gore Vidal of the Pentagon.
Karen Clarke: Gore's gay.
Lt. Gen. George Miller: No, he's not!
Karen Clarke: I beg to differ, but...
Lt. Gen. George Miller: He's gay? 'Cause I've been saying that Gore Vidal line.
Karen Clarke: He is gay.
Lt. Gen. George Miller: [pause] Guess I'd better stop saying that then.
Speaking of funny movies
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