Atlas Summer: Ayn Rand, WTF?
Balph? Are you kidding me?
“But how are you going to work an Equalization of Opportunity Bill for literature, Ralph?” asked Mort Liddy. “That’s a new one on me.”
“My name is Balph,” said Eubank. “And it’s a new one on you because it’s my own idea.”
Atlas Shrugged, page 133.
When I read that name, coupled with the cheeseball dialogue, I felt like Luke Skywalker in this Robot Chicken clip. (Sorry, I couldn’t find the original animated clip, but here’s a clip with the dialogue.)
Ayn, if you’re not going to take this novel writing thing seriously, I’m out.