No More Really Dumb Slogan - in Britain Anyway
A few points I wanted to make:
1. I watched Borat this weekend and was really disappointed (as I was told I would be and had initially thought I would be). I wasn't that amped to see it in the first place but the forum that he chose could have been explored so much more responsibly - the new medium (reality hijinx to show a strange underbelly) for film he tried to display will more than likely end up tawdry. If he would have left out the cheap jokes revolving around shitting in a bush, jerking off to mannequins, and the naked fight was completely absurd then the movie could have had a more effective statement to make. I think the statement came out anyway - but it could have been profound - instead of what amounted to a good South Park episode or filming yourself pissing in the pool at the white house. I should have known it was bad when high school kids were quoting it everywhere I went.
2. Britain has ended the phrase "War on Terror"
as it's official slogan to their meaningless alliance with our really ridiculous country. I always kin the slogan "War on Terror" with something like "The fight against time" or "The plan to keep bees from stinging." It's just something that would never come to resolve.
3. The shooting today is just horrific. I know I'm getting older because I'm starting to become more concerned / affected by tragedies like this. I did however roll my eyes a great deal when the anchor on MSNBC raised the "crucial" question of bringing in metal detectors into every doorway in every educational institution. Luckily someone smacked the fucking stupid out of her mouth and said "If they want to kill someone. They are going to - there is no realistic measure you can take against something like this." It is more important to cure us as a people than propose a cell for us to sit inside that has "safety" written over its entrance way.