Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ted Kennedy

So, let me get this straight. They kill Jack. They kill Bobby, but they leave Ted alone long enough that even God can't kill him with cancer in any reasonable amount of time because medical science has progressed so very far?

It makes me want to push my endangered species turducken platter away from me in disgust.

Ok, anything, if done well, can be funny. Land mines, panda skinning, the lampooning of actors using mentally disabled folks as tools to get accolades. "Tropic Thunder" has shown, consistently to me, at least... that I have a twisted perspective on the world. Apparently, it's really fucking funny to a lot of people. I don't see how, but whatever.

If you think panda skinning is funny, you will find the movie funny. Go see it. I, myself, have seen enough.


Kimber said...

Panda skinning can be funny, but... I give up. The topic is really tired - for me anyway. I'm going to pass my copy along and wish them the best.

cassdawn said...

speaking of distasteful . . . before you lament which kennedys were taken and which were left behind. jack and bobby may have been worthy politically (to varying degrees)and how they treated people en masse but their treatment of people in the individual (mainly female people) was pretty deplorable.

to quote denis leary "Ted Kennedy. Good senator, but a bad date. You know what I'm saying, folks? One of those guys who gets home at four o'clock in the morning and goes, "What did I forget? Oh! The fucking girl! What's the matter with me? Jesus, where are my pants!? Holy shit!"

and with that i still maintain that anything can be funny particularly if denis leary does it. i mean - fer instance - *i* don't think your endangered turducken is funny. turduckens are gross enough to begin with.

but i'll let you know what i make of the movie in question. kim has sent it along because now i HAVE to see it.

and i blame all of you who took part in this debate. (yeah me included) cuz i never never never would have seen this movie otherwise.

kim - wish who the best?

chris said...

I don't know anything about that damn movie, or your friends that think you're pussy whipped (is that one word or hyphenated?). And I read somewhere that the best presidents are the biggest ferlanderers. I'm sure it was written by a man. I just want to thank you for letting me come to dinner and meet your dad and sister. Now I am privy to the inside joke about the bowl of mustard mistaken for melted cheese.