Re: Robert Zemeckis, Evil Genius

Bobby Martin (
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 22:10:26 PST

Hal Finney said:
>My wife can't stand "Forest Gump", for much of the same reasons you
>In fact, she gets very upset whenever someone mentions it. She really
>hates the idea that this idiotic guy has everything come out so well
>without doing anything to control his own life.

I couldn't disagree more. Gump responds to the ordeals life hands him
with perserverance, intensity, and a desire for excellence, far
exceeding the expectations one might have of his abilities. We would
all do well to emulate at least that part of his behavior.

He surely doesn't qualify as transhuman, but I nominate him for the
first transmoron.


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