Sunday, August 20, 2006

the husband elaborates

Defending his adoption of Tony Soprano as a role model, the husband soliloquized today. "It's because Tony's at one end of a spectrum, and that guy from Harvard, you know, that guy who talks about race all the time?"

"Cornel West."

"Yeah, Cornel West. Tony Soprano is at one end of a spectrum, and Cornel West is at the other. And I feel like I'm at the Tony Soprano end.... I'm a nihilist. I am amoral. I have no morals. I don't think I can have any morals until I"m making a lot more money. It's like Tony says, he's doing it to support his family."

"Tony's also into organized crime for his own twisted purposes," I said.

"Well, that's what it looks like to us. But he's doing it for his family. I have to support my family. I can't afford to have any morals... until I have a lot more money [pauses to think]. Then I'll be able to give money to public TV."

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