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[pct-l] McMurphy v.s. Ratched
Tom - sorry but I just saw "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" again. It's my
favorite movie. I identify strongly with McMurphy, and consider by the rules
people to all be variations of Nurse Ratched (or Hot Lips in M.A.S.H.) I've
also noticed that by the rules people have a lousy success rate when it comes
to mountaineering. When the rules don't work, they don't have a clue as to
what to do. And they are flabbergasted when they get in trouble even though
they followed all the "rules." My mountaineering philosophy is "no rules,
just decisions." Guess my only cure is a lobotomy. Till then, I'll take heart
that MOST people seem to sympathize with McMurphy instead of Nurse Ratched.
Guess that's why it won Best Picture in 1975. God how I love that World
Series fantasy scene where McMurphy nails that b---- to the wall! Best acting
I've ever seen
I sympathize with administrators who want what is best for the bears.
After all, the wilderness is their home, not mine. I just disagree that
simply promulgating a new set of rules will solve the problem. As I've said
before, canisters do absolutely nothing to deter a bear from entering my camp
when he smells the food in it. And he WILL smell the food in it. And he WILL
enter my camp if he realizes he has nothing to fear but fear itself.