Down with Dictators!


Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Mike Schilling says:

    Bananas was, by the way, adapted (quite loosely) from a very funny book called Don Quixote USA, about a naive young Peace Corps volunteer who bumbles his way into becoming the supreme leader of a Caribbean nation.Report

    • Is that true???!!!

      My parents had that book when I was growing up, and when I was in junior high I read about a quarter of it before putting it down, despite the fact that the mass market paperback edition they had had scantly dressed women on the cover. I remember that I hated the protagonist; I think I may have been too young to have appreciated that satire.

      I had no idea it was connected to Bananas the movie.Report

      • Mike Schilling in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        ‘Tis. My parent had, of all things, a Readers Digest Condensed Book collection that contained (most of) it. I’m not sure if I ever read the complete version.Report

    • ScarletNumbers in reply to Mike Schilling says:

      I love those Woody Allen movies except for that nervous fellow who is always in them…Report