Monday, January 18, 2010

A Close Shave, Oldboy

Posted By on 01.18.10 at 06:43 AM

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Omaha Morning World-Herald, May 13, 1895. Even as tied-to-the-tracks dramas go, this story's a weird one. Or even as real-world precursors to Park Chan-wook films go, for that matter.

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"Dastardly"—that is indeed the only possible adjective here. Show me a track-tier, I'll show you a dastard.

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Well connected and defined statements used to draw a lot of water in this town but gone are the days, alas. I mean, I make 'em all the time, but it gets me nowhere when I try to have my persecutors arrested.

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It strikes me that Mr. Musch had terrible luck with barbers. Also, he would have been Musch in more than name if that train had hit him.

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