Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ratko and Skip and Hank

To answer a question I asked last week: 2004, Serbia stopped paying Ratko Mladic’s pension in 2004. He wants it reinstated.

Mladic’s son is named Darko. It’s like that family wants to turn out generation after generation of Bond villains.

At the other extreme, this week, on HBO’s movie “Too Big to Fail,” I heard the happiest, funnest name ever: Skip McGee, of Lehman Brothers. Hey, everyone, it’s Skip McGee! they must say every time he walks in a room. Mladic would have turned out very differently if his parents had named him Skip.

William Hurt was pretty good as Henry Paulson but his... face... didn’t quite match up.

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