Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

10 Jul 2003, 11:27 a.m.

On the train to Denver I saw a part of…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

On the train to Denver I saw a part of Daredevil, which was hilariously bad. But I also saw and really enjoyed Chicago. I'll have to talk more about the fascinating narrative and argument of Chicago, but for now let me say that I would enjoy wearing a pin-striped suit in which the stripes glitter, and that I loved some of the songs. "Mr. Cellophane" is really fun, as is "The Cellblock Tango," and a fragment from "Nowadays" is currently stuck in my head.

You can like the life you're livin'
You can live the life you like
You can even marry Harry
And mess around with Ike

Of course, Leonard heard these lyrics and expressed astonishment that a woman from the 1920s would encourage you to marry Harry S Truman and have an affair with Dwight Eisenhower. "I like giving 'em hell," he pondered.