WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

 

Movie night

I went to rent some movies this morning. Last week I was twice unsuccessful in renting what I wanted: Home on the Range for the kids and the Ladykillers for me and wife. So today I went early and found the Ladykillers. I couldn't find Home on the Range at all, not even the empty placeholders so I went to the counter and asked. The movie was in the children section but all copies were gone.

While paying, I noticed on a billboard above my head that Fahrenheit 9/11 was this week's new release and it was guaranteed to be in stock. I jokingly asked the cashier:

"Man, this is the second week I'm trying to rent a movie for my kids and the only thing I find is F911, maybe I should rent it for them?"

She replied, "Oh, that's a very good movie!"

I said I was just joking and was somewhat surprised that somebody working in this business would praise this piece of propaganda in public. A few coworkers, some even with Ph.D.s expressed similar opinions but even educated people say stupid things over a beer after work.

She looked at me and said with a straight face:

"No, really, it is very educational."

I remained speechless, finished paying, and left in disbelief. Can porn be also considered educational?

On my way home, I wondered if this was just an opinion of a very young and very uneducated woman or whether it was the official line of the rental place. Maybe I should send an e-mail and ask.

Comments:
Enjoy the Ladykillers. And DO TRY and find the Alec
Guiness original. Both are great, but the original is
more funny and the remake is more ironic.
 
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