Revenge Fantasies for Idiots: Johnny Brick (They Shot My Dog)

Photo by CamelCommodore. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Gianno Reese is Johnny Brick, a retired brickmason who just bought a whippet puppy. The film deals with deep philosophical questions about the relative value of human and animal life, and it arrives at the obviously correct answer: one dog’s life is worth about twenty human ones.

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Matthew Thiele

Matthew Thiele

Teacher. Satirist. Scholar. Published in Slackjaw, Points in Case, McSweeney’s, Ben Jonson Journal, and elsewhere. Definitely not a robot. Or an alien.