I picked a great night to watch There Will Be Blood, which is loosely based on Sinclair’s ‘Oil!’ unlike the film, the book apparently explores the son’s empathy for oilfield workers and his belief in worker’s rights. I thought the film- with it’s conflict between Eli the minister and Daniel the Oil Baron- also nicely symbolized the two main modern branches of the GOP, or, as I like to call them, the Greed and God wings. But they’re by no means mutually exclusive, as the film, and likely the book, accurately documents.
lennonist commented on the blog post Zenyatta! An LA Woman Runs For The Roses & History
Off topic but important: Sharktopus on FX in 10 minutes!