I really appreciate you folks who seconded my ambivalence about À Bout de Souffle and recommended other French gangster and/or Godard flicks. Bande à Part is on its way; I'll have to twiddle my thumbs until someone releases Le Samouraï on DVD.
In the meantime I recommend Nik's PowerPoint presentation about his tomato (2.7 megs). Your science class makes you grow a tomato, your tomato turns out stunted, you are forced to create a presentation about your stunted tomato in PowerPoint, which of course is directly linked to the decline in critical thinking across the industrialized worldthis is what you do. Learn about tomatoes.