Shared passion = strange bedfellows. I’ve never been that much of a Richard Roeper fan. I like his pugnacious personality and his take-it-or-leave-it opinions, but he almost seems opposed, at times, to metaphorical associations and undercurrents. And he did speak patronizingly to Kim Morgan, etc. Then again he really likes The Fighter. A conundrum. All right, here it is…fine.

Note: My apologies to HE commenters, but I was obliged to delete and repost this story, which originally ran Saturday morning, due to a ridiculous server clock/time stamp issue created by the geniuses at Softlayer/Orbit the Planet, which is HE’s internet service provider for the time being. As a result (and I really couldn’t help this) all of yesterday’s comments were wiped out.