Thursday, January 03, 2008

The trouble with Kansas

I've downloaded Celtx and started using it to prepare a screenplay. It has a number of sample projects, including L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. So, now I'm reading The Wizard of Oz. And this seemed like a pretty cutting comment on Los Angeles.

The Scarecrow listened carefully, and said, "I cannot understand why you should
wish to leave this beautiful country and go back to the dry, gray place you
call Kansas."

"That is because you have no brains" answered the girl. "No matter how dreary
and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there
than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like

The Scarecrow sighed.

"Of course I cannot understand it," he said. "If your heads were stuffed with
straw, like mine, you would probably all live in the beautiful places, and then
Kansas would have no people at all. It is fortunate for Kansas that you have
Happy New Year!

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