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Fahrenheit 9/11

I finally had a chance to see Fahrenheit 9/11 yesterday, and I took it; even if my houseguest had been talking about going to see I, Robot all week. As I was the one treating her to this outing, she had very little choice but to grin and bear it, but in the end, she wasn't disappointed -- although now I wonder if I might not have been better entertained if I'd opted for the other film instead. Not that it was bad, mind you -- but it certainly was a lot less light-hearted than I was actually in the mood for. Michael Moore has an axe to grind and grind it, he does...repeatedly. I think I would have gotten the message if the film had been shorter, too. But I'm glad I went to see it: repetitive in part or not, it did help to highlight some things that I hadn't been aware of before, e.g. exactly how closely business and politics are intertwined under Bush's administration. But was it really necessary to show a picture of someone smoking cannabis to introduce The Netherlands in the 'Coalition of the Willing'? We do do other things as well, you know! ;-)



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Sep. 13th, 2004 05:10 am (UTC)
But was it really necessary to show a picture of someone smoking cannabis to introduce The Netherlands in the 'Coalition of the Willing'? We do do other things as well, you know! ;-)

Really? Damn! *cancels holiday* ;)
Sep. 13th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
Oh yes -- occasionally, we also shoot up, or snort cocaine (all while standing in a field of tulips in our wooden shoes)!

What? You don't fancy it then? ;-)
Sep. 13th, 2004 11:50 am (UTC)
Actually, that sounds kinda fun ;)
Sep. 14th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh yes; it's the tulips that make it so much more fun! Or...perhaps it's the Gouda, or the raw herring?
Sep. 13th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
We loves our national stereotypes, we does.

I thought Moore grated enough on my nerves in Bowling for Columbine, as I'm one of those crazy people who actually likes facts.
Sep. 13th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure there were plenty of facts in this one...but it's all in the interpretation of them, isn't it? E.g., it is a fact that there are drug addicts in this country. That doesn't mean that drug addiction is the overriding characteristic of its people, though...At least, not that I've noticed.
Sep. 13th, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
Indeed. As in the U.S. has gun toting fanatics etc...

Ah, but you're too close to it, living the hallucination. ;-) See your reply to the comment above. Just as I'm a blonde, vapid nymphet à la "Superstar" or countless films... Also, completely humourless, angsty and suicidal and the whole Ingmar Bergman enchilda. Also, we have polar bears on the streets. Because people say so. Never mind that we don't exactly have a short trek to the Ice Sea. ;-)

And hey, tulips are beautiful. :-)
Sep. 13th, 2004 09:11 am (UTC)
Hey, you there, yeah, the tall vapid blonde in the genuine ice bear coat? Hello!
Sep. 13th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)
*tackles you*

Hi! Whee! Just found out that a friendly painter will start on my kitchen tomorrow morning. Most of my books are in the flat already, hee!

Hope you've managed to clear up the web site issue. :-)

Yes, I know. So, the most important question is, do you have a mill in your back yard? ;-)
Sep. 13th, 2004 10:01 am (UTC)
Website still unreachable. I'm providding alternate urls now. Sigh...

Windmills, tulips & weed. What else did you expect?
Sep. 13th, 2004 10:14 am (UTC)

Canals! ;-)
Sep. 13th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
Canals, check. Gouda cheese!
Sep. 13th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
Ooh, icon! Lovely. Just saw ep 2 of Tru Calling yesterday. Hmm.

Ah, yes. Couldn't not mention that. ;-)

I've a brand new icon too, made by sdwolfpup because I watch too many genre shows. ;-)

Maybe we should stop spamming gamiila? ;-)
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