Clarence Thomas and Saving Private Ryan

This week's New Yorker includes a humor column riffing off of this remarkable fact:

Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since Feb. 22, 2006. . . .

“I have on many occasions or a number of occasions when things were becoming particularly routine gone down to my basement to watch ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ [Thomas] said. “I can’t tell you why that particular movie, except we have it and it’s about something important in our lives—World War II.