I remember reading War and Peace for the second time. Every incident in life had a parallel in War and Peace. My friend Vanessa popped out of her tight dress? Hélène Kuragin did the same thing in War and Peace. I had a fever? Prince Bolkonsky had a fever.
There are no earthquakes in War and Peace that I recall, or tsunamis, or nuclear reactor meltdowns. So my mind goes here instead:
"You can't put too much water in a nuclear reactor."
First, "The Gaddhafi Look," now this. I have seen too much SNL and read too little W&P.
That's the skitingest opening line I can remember reading. (Bookmark in my copy stuck at page 113 for the past 40 years.)
Posted by: Big Dot | March 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM
W&P parallel to my life - I couldn't remember anyone's name there, either.
Posted by: ~~Silk | March 13, 2011 at 04:46 PM
Big Dot - I KNOW! I toned it down at first and then thought, go all out.
~Silk - I did get all excited that Prince Bolansky was alive when before he'd been dead, but actually his father died.
Posted by: TheQueen | March 13, 2011 at 11:36 PM
I was thinking about the sketch where President Carter (played by Dan Akroyd) fell in love with the only other nuclear mutant giant created by a meltdown, the cleaning lady (played by Garrett Morris).
Posted by: Tami | March 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM
Tami - Yes! I forgot about that one!
Posted by: TheQueen | March 14, 2011 at 09:53 PM