Laddie Blah Blah

About me

Gender Male
Occupation Retired
Location Fairfax, VA, United States
Introduction Retired - do what I want when I want. Boy - girl twins, all grown up. Love 'em to death.
Interests Sports, reading, movies, cooking, KenCen, drama, ballet, opera, politics, law, economic theory, military history, national security issues, technology, Shakespeare, David Mamet, Alfred Hitchcock, Clint Eastwood, Brian DePalma, Stanley Kubrick, Billy Wilder, Elia Kazan, Tom Wolfe, Dostoevsky, the Bolshoi, John Ford, Eric Hoffer, Michael Lewis, and other stuff. Oh, yeah, National's Insider.
Favorite Movies Mulholland Drive, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Atonement, The Searchers, Red River, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Governess, In the Bedroom, Quills, The Last Seduction, Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket, Roman Holiday, Love in the Afternoon, Dressed to Kill, Ryan's Daughter, Dr. Zhivago, The Illusionist, The Grifters, Vanity Fair, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, True Grit (2010), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Of Human Bondage, Carrie (1952), The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, The Maltese Falcon, The Verdict, The Terminator, Patton, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tombstone, Deadwood (TV series), The Civil War (TV series), The Tudors (TV series), Boardwalk Empire (TV series), Legally Blonde, El Cid, Ben Hur, Body Heat, Divorce - Italian Style, Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly), Psycho, Measure for Measure (TV drama), The Professional, The Third Man, Strangers on a Train, The 300, Spiderman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and many more.
Favorite Music Rock, some jazz, classical, some country, R&B, Ray Charles, Ray Stevens, Johnny Cash, Stones, Led Zep, Sarah Brightman, Beethoven's String Quartets, Lynyrd Synyrd, Puccini, Mozart, techno, Mountain, Ozzie, Miles Davis, Eva Cassidy - if it's good I like it, if it's not I don't.
Favorite Books Blacklisted by History, Eichmann in Jerusalem, The Forgotten Man, The Perfect Spy, America by Heart, Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, Witness, Clever Girl, Ride the Thunder, Liberal Fascism, The Bureau and the Mole, 900 Days, Hannibal, Genghis Khan, Warriors of God, American Progressivism, Stalin - The Court of the Red Tsar, Napoleon, American Nations, Throw Them All Out, The Harlot by the Side of the Road, David, Radical Son, My Secret Life, The Ultra Secret, The Trial, Marine Sniper, Little Pink House, Infidel, Reckless Endangerment, The True Believer, The Big Short, American Lion, Carthage Must be Destroyed, His Excellency - George Washington, The Road to Serfdom, and many, many more. Truth is stranger and more interesting than fiction. I should know, I've read plenty of both.