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Nana’s Legacy

Thursday, March 24th, 2005 · 1 Comment

WW05.jpg My grandmother founded Capitol Enquiry in 1973. At various points throughout my life, I worked for the company in different roles, including Webmaster in 1996, putting the company online for the first time (I built this version of the site in 1997), and producer, working on titles including the first version of Who’s Who in the California Legislature.

You just never know when Nana’s legacy is going to pop up.

Last night at Justin’s house before an evening of playing Champions, we were watching the beginning of Malibu’s Most Wanted, which is a hell of a lot funnier than you might think. The premise is that a gubernatorial candidate’s son, B-Rad, is a rapper who sports the gangsta ‘tude. Although his intentions are good, B-Rad keeps interfering with his father’s campaign and marring his chances at victory (a campaign poster at a women’s association rally: “Gluckman is down with the bitches ‘n hos”).

Not exactly the kind of movie that your grandma might watch, but I think Nana would’ve been down with it. So it came as a pleasant surprise — yet one that somehow made sense — when Gluckman’s staff members are seen in the background clearly sporting and flipping through copies of Who’s Who in the California Legislature. It was a good feeling and brought a big smile to my face.

(Capitol Enquiry is now owned and operated by my uncle and aunt.)

Just when we thought spring was around the corner, we awoke this morning here in Saratoga Springs to about a foot of snow on the ground. The snow-blowing fun never ends.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 seth // Mar 24, 2005 at 12:47 pm

    That’s a great story Gabe, but which champion decided to watch that movie in the first place?!