Monday, March 19, 2007

Great Walter Reeds Ghost!

Alright, I'll be honest. Posts are few and far between. Why? Is it because my life is less comical than it used to be? [probably not] Is it because the little i know about politics isn't funny? [hardly]
COULD it be that i have stopped putting poptarts in the office toaster and thus igniting a localized fire which is only exacerbated by my futile attempt to reach into said blazing inferno of melting metal simply to savour the charred remains of my poptart breakfast??? [not so much, despite my best attempts]

turning to current events, today, or someday close to this one, marks the four anniversary of the war in Iraq, or as people more inteligent than I refer to it, the Four Year Clusterf*k of Mistakes and Generally screwy policy. Yup, just like the four years you spent in rehab just to find out you cant "take the weekends off," this ones got no end in sight. but hell, FREEDOM aint FREE, am i right guy?

The headlines at MSNBC asks the tough question, the hard hitting questions, the questions that have been asked REPEATEDLY over and over again to the point where it should be every americans duty to memorize the ingredients that go into the receipe for disaster:
1 part faulty inteligence+ teaspoon over-confidence+ and a hint of political circle-jerkn.

MSNBCs coverage includes a poll that says that less than 20% of Iraqis have confidence in Coalition forces. 20% of iraqis are also hooked on so much 3rd party prozac that they are confident that Coalition forces will not only succeed in stabilizing the area, but also defend the world of the monsters that live on the moon.

in times like this, there are plenty of ways to feel better about the war in iraq:
-Maybe Coalition forces are having fun over there
-Iraqi confidence poll numbers are still greater than Ishtars rating on rotten tomatos.
Personally, i think Ishtar is a friggin hilarious movie! I mean, you have Warren Beatty& Dustin Hoffman as lounge singers, who go over into Saudi Arabia or something, the cia and the kings men are after then for SOME reason. ITS GOLD! and that camel on the poster, he's blind - no joke either - blind!
- ok, maybe plenty isnt the right word. but seriously, if you havent already done so... check out ishtar on netflix or something... it will be enjoyable, trust me.

thats all,

1 Comments:

At 6:17 PM, Blogger Icepac said...

I'm totally with you on the topic of Ishtar - it's a great movie, very unfairly maligned. I think this is going to be a great year for Ishtar... the 20th anniversary will mark a big resurgence. There is a documentary film about Ishtar fandom in the works, the guy that runs the Ishtar fan website (http://www.ishtarthemovie.com/) is putting together a tribute CD featuring cover versions of songs from the movie, there's an Ishtar fan group, and possibly a US release on DVD (something the heathens in Europe have been enjoying for years). So shake off that square world, get with the countdown, and blast off to Ishtar!

http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ILoveIshtar/
http://www.waitingforishtar.com/
http://www.ishtarthemovie.com/

Matt

 

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