Sunday, July 16, 2006

You can't handle the truth.

Walking from the air-conditioned theater into the 90+ degree heat outside was an interesting epilogue to Al Gore's eco-disaster film "An Inconvenient Truth." I've tried to compose a coherent essay on the film but it just wouldn't come together so instead I have a list of random points and comments:

Where was this guy during the campaign of 2000? The Al Gore then was
serious but wooden but this Al Gore is animated, witty, passionate. If this was the guy running for president then, it wouldn't have been a split decision that went to the courts (and the world would be a better place for it). He starts off the movie with “Hello, I’m Al Gore and I used to be the next President of the United States.”

Al Gore. Emperor of the MoonAnd speaking of animated, the "Futurama" crossover movie trailer is a lot of fun. And the sedeprecatinging humor of Al Gore's appearance in one of the episode shows how he has matured. He even uses a "Futurama" clip in his movie. Of course, it all makes a lot more sense when you find out that his daughter is a writer for "Futurama."

I give a lot of credit to the official movie website. The link for reviews does not take you to a page of filtered or hand-picked favorable reviews. Instead, it takes you to Rotten Tomatoes where the reviews are what they are. And that happens to be currently rated at 92% favorable.

Our Fearless Leader (and I mean that in the most derogatory manner
possible) was asked whether he would see "An Inconvenient Truth." He said that he wouldn't. On the other hand, Bush did read Michael Crichton's novel "State of Fear" in which global warming is portrayed as a political hoax. He reportedly loved that book and brought Crichton to the White House to talk at length about it. Apparently, Dubbya is basing his environmental policies on the work of a novelist. No, that's not true. Dubbya has come to a conclusion without any scientific input whatsoever and then promotes those viewpoints (like Crichton's) that already match his own. Leadership unhindered by the thought process.

There are only 475 days until Dubbya is no longer the President.

See this movie. Save the world.

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