Thursday, June 26, 2003

Long Live Perdita Durango

I’m watching "Wild at Heart" for the second time, but not even Marietta Fortune’s lipstick-smearing, curly elf shoe toiletside meltdown can keep my attention when I read that Strom “Skeletor” Thurmond is dead. Thank God. He was a reanimated corpse of a senator — a country fried ghoulish reminder of the racist American I can only hope is dying out. The good senator’s death aside, I think I like "Wild at Heart" after all, and not just because I can scan for "Twin Peaks" alumni.