LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES:
i. Somewhere in the vast reaches of pop music knowledge that I acquired during high school, I have this factoid that I am unable to source: Mick Jagger once said his two favorite topics of conversation were comparative religion and political economy. I am not particularly of the belief Jagger would be much good at either ("so, Mick, what do you think of transnational private commercial arbitration?"). But imagine the various cool-guy rock-star answers to that question for as long as you can, but I doubt anyone would come up with that combination. That's just one of the paradoxes of the Rolling Stones: more than intelligent enough--they wrote a song based around Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, for goodness' sake--but not going to beat their listeners over the head with it.