A blind nut finds a squirrel now and then. It looks like an observation I left at NRO yesterday rang a few bells there. So far my comment has received 7 thumbs up, and that pleases me. I have already added it to my annual Gorehog Day contempt post, but in hindsight its message deserves more than to be an add-on to some throw-away humor.
Jonah Goldberg had waxed eloquently about the movie "Groundhog Day" nearly a decade ago, and has seen fit to republish it each year on February 2. This was the first year I'd read it, and it struck me that he'd missed something I thought I should share with his audience, and as I implied above, it seems to have struck a harmonious chord there.
I could not help but notice how Goldberg's examination (as have myriad others who've discussed the movie) somehow missed out on one
deeper ramification of Bill Murray's character due to him becoming so
well versed in so many skills and trades and professions. Knowledge that he was compelled to learn only from all the locals for whom he had nothing but disdain before his nightmare began. There was something more
there than him solely transforming from the the soulless, smart-Alec,
weatherman celebrity. The movie provided, maybe unwittingly, what may be an insight as to why someone like him could be transformed.