i watched The Blues Brothers again just now. It’s one of these films which shouldn’t work but is fantastic, i think partly a matter of pacing, partly its (relatively) low budget authenticity. There’s a subplot concerning “Illinois Nazis”, featuring the line: “I hate Illinois Nazis.” In general, i steer clear of castigating Nazis, as everyone knows they are the bad guys and i don’t like being fashionable; instead, i usually launch into harangues about Stalin and the Communists and classic left-wingers.

This is now my teaching method. i have abandoned all others.

i found this wonderful tribute to the Blues Brothers:

It features the line: “I’m fucking Hitler, dammit!” Enjoy.

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