History repeats the old conceits,
the glib replies, the same defeats...
~Elvis Costello, "Beyond Belief"
There is no trap so deadly as the trap
you set for yourself.
~Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
Bret Easton Ellis has a new book, and if you've not read Less Than Zero, you should. (Skip the movie except for the scene in which a young Robert Downey Jr.'s character is performing felatio in a kimono.) This newest novel features a supporting character Trent, "a bisexual philanderer." Shock! Gasp!