D. A. Howe

I Write What I Like

“The truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry.” Overheard in a Washington D.C. bar by author Michael Lewis.

I missed The Big Short when it was first released.  After I missed it at the multiplex, I read some great reviews and purchased the Blu-ray edition as soon as it came out.  I’ve just watched it for a fourth time.  It’s a movie that serves as a reminder that running with the crowd, going with the flow or just ‘being like everyone else’ isn’t always the best course of action.

The topic of the movie may be the start of the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) but at its core it’s all about the usual human foibles: greed and stupidity.


2 thoughts on “Great movies you should watch (if you haven’t already): The Big Short

  1. Comptess says:

    “The truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry.”

    Funny you should quote this… It’s national poetry day next Friday and I thought I might have a nosey at one or more of the events going on. I’ve had this niggling thought for a while that I should lean a bit more into poetry, expand my wordsmithing techniques and such like. I like the idea of saying more in fewer words. On the other hand, listening to people reading their poems…I might just fucking hate it.


    1. ? says:

      I used to write poetry. I actually got a poem published a very, very long time ago. But I’ve never read them out loud because I think reading poetry takes someone like… Patti Smith. Patti Smith should be hired to read every single poem ever written.

      Forward through this video until around 3.07 🙂


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