Friday, October 07, 2005

The Last Laugh

Everyone is looking out for the last laugh. Constantly searching for an edge, for a chance for it. That's what the whole game is about. The last laugh. The laugh at other people, unfortunately.

That's how I interpreted FW Murnau's The Last Laugh. But maybe everything is about getting the last laugh. For everybody. That's where the Republican Smirk comes from, the knowingfulness, the anticipation of the Last Laugh. GW's looking for the Last Laugh. Karl Rove is looking for the last laugh. That laugh. I hear the laugh. That's what is beautiful about Murnau's Last Laugh--is that it is a silent movie. The laughter is ringing in our ears the whole time. The real joke is that there is no last laugh only a last gasp.

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