Sunday, August 28, 2005

Weekend at Latka's

Too fine a weekend to spend inside at the keyboard. There may be a hurricane hitting the nation south of here, but the air has been calm here, and the sun out, with temps in the 80s at most.

Actually, I did spend some time inside watching the Season 1, Vol. 1 DVD of Taxi, which came in the mail the other day. Lilly was taken with it, especially the character of Latka. It was difficult, make that impossible, to explain to her the joke of Latka being from an unspecified authoritarian nation somewhere east of the Iron Curtain.

“Do you see the letters Latka gets from home? They honor barbed wire on the stamps.” -- Tony Banta (Tony Danza), talking about the prospect of Latka's deportation.

Fortunately, you can appreciate Latka without one particle of outdated geopolitical knowledge.


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