Minor insight of the day

Posted in Whatever Else on February 1st, 2006 by bill

Separated at birth?

In the last week I’ve watched both Casablanca and Star Wars (the original one — I can’t stand to call it “Episode IV” or “A New Hope”). And all of a sudden it occurred to me that Han Solo is Rick Blaine: the cynical mercenary who turns out to be a big softie. It’s so obvious I can’t believe I never thought of it before. Did everyone else already know this? If so, why didn’t anyone tell me?