The word I've been guilty of abusing of late is "essentially."  If it were possible to exorcise this word from the English language through overuse, you could kiss "essentially" goodbye and pin the blame squarely right on my chest.. We saw A Bridge Too Far this weekend.  While stocked to the rafters with big names, the film left a bit to be desired.  For instance, it was wholly impossible for me to believe that Gene Hackman was a leader of Polish paratroopers.  Also, it was impossible to watch the film without continuously reflecting upon what a colossal mistake it was to let Montgomery plan the whole affair.  Montgomery may have beaten Rommel at El Alamein, but his Operation Market Garden was a disaster.  As Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands said, "My country can never again afford the luxury of another Montgomery success."  So, I'm watching the movie, and all I can think about is how this sort of operation should have been given to Patton.  He understood how to use armor and mobile units.  Montgomery was a buffoon and many of the people who died because of Market Garden died as a direct result of his inflated ego. "It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper."  -- Rod Serling