posted by coyote
The New York Times announced this morning that Love Story author Erich Segal has died.
Some of the younger among you won't remember this (extremely) slim bestseller. That is good.
Just take it as a salutary warning that when the inevitable weepy movie appeared in 1970, the world was blessed with Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw as nanosecond superstars.
And that, back in the day, Love Story and Jonathon Livingston Seagull almost completely defined the philosophical thought of a, ummm, certain generation.
All of which may explain why many things so often screech sideways, now that this ummm, generation is runnin' things. I'm just sayin'...