'Twas on this day in 2007 that The Agitation of the Mind came into existence. It took a while, but I've slowly built a core audience of readers and fellow bloggers. To all of you who've been on the journey with me - thanks; it's because of you that I keep this going instead of, I dunno, drinking stupid amounts of beer and bitching about the job.
Which provides me with a nice segue to 'Glengarry Glen Ross', a film I first approached thinking it was a documentary about single malt Scotch whisky. 'Glengarry Glen Ross' was one of the two highest ranking films in the Personal Faves poll I've been running over the last week.
The poll closed a few hours ago. The votes have been counted. The people have spoken. The allegations of multiple voting remain suspected but unproven. In a few minutes, I'll be watching 'Glengarry Glen Ross', marshalling my thoughts over a light lunch, then blogging a review. Afterwards, there'll be a quick trip to an idyllic island, a nice little getaway spot, where a bunch of Japanese high schoolers will be attempting to kill each other in 'Battle Royale'.
To summarise: work sucks and so does being a teenager. It's cut and thrust and knife in the back at the office, but it's sheer bloody murder on a school trip. Your career prospects are under threat when it's Alec Baldwin turning up from head office to give you a motivational seminar, and you don't even want to know the implications of having Takeshi Kitano as your teacher.
Welcome to The Agitation of the Mind's gleefully misanthropic anniversary special!