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You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner taking business; we in the killing Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-booming.
~~~~Lt. Aldo Raine
A lot of folks are doing a lot of talking this morning about Robin Givens, Brad Pitt and Mike Tyson (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/04/18/mike-tyson-reveals-dicey-link-to-brad-pitt-in-las-vegas-show/), so it would be seriously remiss of me to not join in. And you know how much I hate being remissed. The only problem is that I have neither the specialized knowledge nor the desire required to do any gossiping.
So I'm going to split the difference and make everyone happy by simply letting Aldo speak for himself via my favorite line from Inglourious Basterds. Then I'm going to let the matter drop. Completely and forever. Without even first going into just how much more of Shoshanna you would have seen had those short sighted morons had the common sense and decency to ask me to direct it.
Then I'm going to address your questions concerning my use of Fox News as a source for the sordid Robin-Brad-Mike triangle. Someday. After you grow up and demonstrate that you can handle the truth. In the meantime, I'm going to be doing a bit of talking about a new TV show that debuted on HBO the other day called The Newsroom (http://www.hbo.com/the-newsroom/index.html) that I wasn't going to talk about because it's a typical HBO effort.
By that I mean that it has better than average acting, writing and production values that all add up to something that is promising but still lacks the vital "Must see" aspect that it should have. Of course, every time I start talking about how HBO can't do a series right they try to muddy the waters by throwing a Veep or Girls at me. Neither one of which is as good as Boardwalk Empire, which itself isn't as good as Californication, which is why Showtime is still king but the differences in quality are so slight that you might not even notice them and then you're just left wondering how and why the water is so muddy.
That's by design. The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy That's Out To Get Me wants it that way, so that is the way it is and you're just collateral damage caught in the crossfire. With nothing to drink but muddy water. But there is a bright side. The side that is by virtue of angering the Right making me talk about The Newsroom.
And that would be this scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI7Oq8y-jXA. That is the four minutes and forty-eight seconds that is compelling me to watch this series religiously, as if it were Californication, even though it's not nearly as good. I hope it has the same effect on you but what really matters here is the effect it had on Dennis Miller (http://www.dennismillerradio.com/) and his tens of listeners.
Why Dennis and not Glenn or Sean? Well, because I haven't surveyed the rest of the Right Wing Nut Rush Clones...Not because I don't mind wading through miles of nerve gratingly disgusting raw sewage in the interest of being complete and thorough...Well, OK, it is that but it doesn't matter.
Because all these guys say the same things, so Dennis, who is the least objectionable of them all, is good enough. And what he's saying is awesome. Because beneath the faux outrage that anyone would dare say that America isn't the greatest country ever and the even more faux outrage that anyone would believe it that he said aloud was the silent but very loud admission that it's all true.
If he plays poker the same way he delivers opinions, he must lose every-time. Even better than that, though, was the fear that was pouring out of him. Fear that more and more people are realizing that Will McAvoy is right and even more people will end up seeing that little four minute speech and start thinking about everything.
And that will inevitably lead to more articles like this: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/business/2011/05/right-wing-radio-run-course/38097/ but that's just the icing on the cake. The cake itself is that we Liberals who lose so Goddamn Always will be spurred to get our act together and be even more Liberal and get more of what everyone except for the 1% and their loyal slaves want done.
Think about that for a moment. The Progressive Movement could turn on a dime and became the big fresh vibrant and real vehicle of change that Ron Paul promises. Without the excess negative baggage. All because of a little speech that lasts less than five minutes.
That's not accurate, of course, but historians, who rarely if ever get these things right still demand a precise starting point for everything, especially revolutions, so why not make it The Newsroom? It's close enough for government work. And the truly ironic, Twilight Zone like twist to this ending, if it does indeed end like this is that the Conservatives will be just as well off as the rest of us. Because we don't see our happiness as being dependent on the suffering of others. We see it as being dependent on everyone being happy. You know, the way Jesus said it should be. Even us Progressive Atheists believe that. And someday, so shall the Conservatives.
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