Hoodwinked into the movie theaters by Oprah Winfrey.

Do you see how I included her last name?  That’s the way we practice civil disobedience here at Condalmo.

I, for one, love love, and love loving love.  It’s all I need.  The Loving Excerpt, emphasis added:

CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has picked "Love in the Time of Cholera," the epic love story by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as her next book club selection.

"If you love love, this book is the best love story ever," Winfrey said Friday on her daytime talk show.

The novel by the Colombian-born Garcia Marquez was published in 1985. Set on the Caribbean coast of South America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it tells the tale of a woman and two men, and an unrequited love that spans 50 years.

"It is so beautifully written that it really takes you to another place in time and will make you ask yourself how long could you or would you wait for love," Winfrey said.

Punchline: Stedman.  Oh, and:

She noted that a film adaptation of "Love in the Time of Cholera" is scheduled for November release. The movie starring Javier Bardem and Benjamin Bratt was directed by Mike Newell ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire").

It would be better with Oprah and Stedman in the main roles.  Does Stedman act?  Maybe Oprah, Frey, and Franzen.  I know Frey acts.  Clearly, I have yet to read the book.

GgmarquezYou know what would be fantastic?  Get Marquez on the Oprah show with a LongPen (seen atDalek_4 right), have Oprah kick in for a few thousand LongPen Receptacles (I don’t know what they’re really called, and can’t be bothered to find out) at bookstores across the country; everyone in America gets to have Marquez’s autograph and share in the communal joy of all having "met" the great man.  At the same time!   

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