Ayn Rand loves Phatso Brown?

I was listening to John Batchelor the other day, interviewing author Anne Heller about her new book ‘Ayn Rand and the World She Made‘. Fascinating stuff, but then again Mr. Batchelor’s program is one of the most interesting and well researched shows on the radio. Guaranteed to make you 20-40% smarter!

Which explains why its on at 10 pm on Saturday night! At least its back on the air after a hiatus of a couple of years, so I can’t be too bitter!

ANYWAY, I learned a few facts about Ms. Rand that made me go hmmm…

Who knew we had so much in common! Let’s see:

Born in a bleak, cold land. Check!

As a child, she was always interested in more ‘serious’ subjects. Check!

Did not suffer fools gladly. Big check!

Came to the US aged 21 and arrived in New York. Stamp check!

Kicked ass on the dance floor. Not quite, but honorary check.

Changed her name for artistic purposes (real name Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum). Super check!

Believed that one must never compromise one’s artistic integrity (embodied by Fountainhead protagonist Howard Roark). Ahoy and check!

Was an advocate of Reason. Check!

Always complained that NOBODY ever helped her when she was starting out. T-Rex sized check!

Also complained about how hard it was for her to get established in her field. Uh-huh!

Wrote Anthem. Not strictly check, but I have written quite a few of those. So check (out Booty, FTTP, Bassenstein, Lo Phat etc. etc.)

Her first published work (and claim to fame) took her seven years to finish. Getting there.

And the resemblance is uncanny!

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2 Comments

  1. It looks like you are a true pro. Did ya study about the subject? lawl


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