Monday, February 20, 2006

The political drama of 'Dude, Where's My Car?'

  • According to Jake Gyllenhaaal, "All films are political, no matter what."
    I agree, Jake. I mean, think about the underlying political message of "3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain."

  • Why, yes, I am immature; and I can't stop laughing at this.

  • Last night the child bride and I were watching the Olympics, and the NBC commentators made a reference to "speedskating-mad the Netherlands," and again I found myself wondering just how truthful the commentators were being. They are always claiming that these sports that we find to be obscure are, in fact, freaking huge in other countries. Do Norwegians really go completely insane for a bit of cross-country skiing? Is that Czech ski jumper really as wildly popular as they claim?
    To my knowledge, there are no Czechs or Norwegians reading my blog, but perhaps Astrid could answer my question about speedskating.

  • The critical side of me feels that the story of Lindsey Jacobelis is a metaphor for modern America.

  • Here's a random -- and probably overly simplistic -- thought: if the reason Muslims are protesting a cartoon stems from the fact that it is against the rules to depict a holy prophet, why is it OK for Christians to have pictures of Jesus, who is also accepted as a prophet?

    Ryan said...

    Every movie is political? Did he come to that conclusion before or after he made BUBBLE BOY?

    Curly said...

    I've heard that Americans are really into football, but every American I've asked about it prefers Ice Hockey, or Soccer.

    Dave Morris said...

    Don't try to understand the cartoon thing. My brain hurts trying to figure it out.

    I am laughing hysterically over that picture! I am concerned for myself.

    Jenny said...

    Strictly speaking, Islam does not like artists to create any image of human or animal form. I once knew a young Muslim student who made a beautiful clay head for her final exam only for it to mysteriously 'disappear' the next day.

    Turned out she had got upset about creating a blasphemous artwork, stolen the head from the exam office and smashed it. True!

    Chris Cope said...

    Yeah, that's what I thought. It seems to me, then, that Muslims should be doing a whole hell of a lot more protesting.

    TotallyHappened said...

    I really, really enjoyed that picture. I don't care how immature I am.

    Astrid said...

    Yes, the thing about skating is most certainly totally true. We, Dutch folks, are fanatic about speed-skating, except for me that is. The news this morning said that a very large number of people here saw Timmer win the Olympics yesterday, but when the news came that she had won the gold medal apparently even more people clustered to the television-set. I, however, have not seen a thing, except for her enormous picture on front of the newspaper. Does this answer satisfy you, Chris?

    mo** said...

    You keep this up you're shit is gonna get kicked in the fuck man.

    Goo said...

    heh, you said shit and fuck.

    the olympics have made me a new fan of curling. seriously. it rocks.