Medium Large

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Posted in 1 by cesco7 on September 23, 2008


New Conversation with Dad: #7 The Clock
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  1. andy said, on September 23, 2008 at 3:19 am

    I agree with the tree.

    Should I be afraid?

  2. Nate said, on September 23, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Controversy!

    I especially enjoy the sudden and jarring transition between the tree’s presentation of his opinions as what Lou “feel[s]” to what he, in the last panel, claims to “know”. It’s as if his earlier attempts at humility in the presentation of his views have collapsed, leaving him to sink into the instinctive language of his own arrogant solipsism. It reveals, perhaps, why the other trees were unwilling to engage with Lou on the subject of Andersonian cinema, even while his language was so apparently civil: they knew that underneath he had no intellectual flexibility at all, and merely talked with others as an attempt to subject them to the force of his own views.

    On the subject itself, Anderson has certainly shifted over time in his message and his art. Lou’s claim strikes me as interesting and worth considering, even if it is, in my opinion, ultimately dependent on a very shallow understanding of the subject matter of his most recent two films. That’s okay! Lou may yet grow into right opinion on this matter, should he have a few wiser friends willing to stick with the debate.

  3. Elvis Dingeldein said, on September 23, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Yeah. Uh…what Nate said.

    I was SO going for the whole arrogant solipsism thing, myself, but since Nate shit all over that comment by beating me to it, I’ll go for the more obvious question: If Lou fell over, would he hear himself?

  4. manz said, on September 23, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    This really made me laugh. I enjoy reading Medium Large, even though I find them hit or miss in terms of tickling my funny bone. But when you get it, you get it just right. Thank you.

  5. David B said, on September 23, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Is there a spelling error in the last panel, or am i missing some crucial part of the joke?

  6. cesco7 said, on September 23, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    “Is there a spelling error in the last panel, or am i missing some crucial part of the joke?”

    My god, you’re right! I misspelled “Marciuliano.”

    Actually, I misspelled “loneliest.” Fixed it. Thanks for the heads-up.


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