September 14, 2002
The Post Siskel Universe

For whatever reason, I dont think "Ebert and Roeper" is going to stick as a tv show title.

Its been a few years and most people I know still refer to it as "Siskel and... What is it again?"

Often, when I look at Roeper, I sense this has been a scarring issue. I can't help imagining he never ceases to pretend he has opinions, and does so with such a passionate conviction that his discomfort manifests, somehow, bewilderingly, as personality. I find his personality interesting mainly in its proximity to a fleet into madness, brought on by the imminent prospect of exposure, but I have to shut up about this kind of thing, as it helps no one, really.

Curiously, the Anglican way of dealing with the German language is to pronounce "oe" as "ay". Because I was theoretically born "Anglican", I'm on some level encouraged to be aware of a rather unfortunate meaning in R"ay"per's name. I wonder if this doesn't play a role in his weirdness.

Last week my Mexican film-school friend Mutante paid an all-too-brief visit and upped the ante by referring to them as "Roger and Raper." This brought me much happiness and joy, though the show's name has, in my mind, since been shortened quite simply to "Raper." I am a little sorry to say this here but I can't help it. I mean, look at them.

Posted by at September 14, 2002 03:22 PM

Miss, n.:
A title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate that
they are in the market.
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Posted by: Party Poker on November 4, 2004 11:46 AM .
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