Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

16 Nov 2001, 0:05 a.m.

"Oh, now we see the violence inherent in the system!" What…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

"Oh, now we see the violence inherent in the system!"

What a great movie, Holy Grail.

Before the film, Robin and I should have done reading for our classes, but instead we talked about books we'd read and books we wanted to read and recommended to each other. I haven't yet read Brothers Karamazov or Crime and Punishment, but Robin had never read Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams or Jared Silver's Guns, Germs, and Steel. How can a history major never have heard of Guns, Germs, and Steel? Don't ask me.

Robin also recommended to me Harold and Maude, a film I first saw mentioned in a list of recommended movies that Mike Parsons wrote for the Tokay Press.