Sunday, August 27, 2006

Is Ned Lamont Way Too Into "Memento"?

All he needs to do is take off the tie, and Lamont is sporting the trademark cream suit / blue shirt combo that Leonard Shelby sported for most of Memento, after swiping it from Jimmy Grantz. (Okay, so I helped Lenny try on Lamont's tie to complete the match.) Maybe Lamont wanted to suggest in dramatic fashion that his prior votes for Republicans are all but lost to his memory, and that he is single-minded in his determination to track down and avenge himself on the mysterious stranger who broke into his home state and supported George Bush.

As long as Lamont is sartorially bringing up the analogy, we could easily take it further:

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