Thursday, January 8, 2009


Don't worry, baby:
Even from across the store
I can hear your cries.

A quick thought about horror movies:
There has long been a connection between societal difficulties and the horror genre of cinema. George Romero's Dawn of the Dead was in essence a commentary on consumerism.* The gore of the Vietnam War brought about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.** The American culture's movement towards conservatism helped make Halloween, Friday the 13th, and other slasher movies popular.***

All of this makes me wonder what the up-coming movie Unborn is about. More specifically, what's up with all of the upside-down heads in the trailer? Do they mean something? Are they a response to terrorism changing how we view the world? Are they symbols of our culture being turned on its head by the popularity of Obama? Or did the director just have a thing for inverted noggins? I have a feeling that latter is true: the director just learned how to do that trick with CGI and wanted to get the most out of it. I'll bet in a perfect world, the director would simply fill two hours with video of various heads spinning every which way. And you know what? I'd pay to see that.

Anywho, that's it for today's missive. Please enjoy Today's Joke:
Joe the Plumber: War Correspondent
Joe the Plumber, the Ohio man who became a household name in the presidential campaign, says he's heading to Israel as a war correspondent for the conservative Web site
Samuel J. Wurzelbacher says he'll spend 10 days covering the fighting.
In an interview with WNWO-TV in Toledo, Ohio, Wurzelbacher says he wants to let Israel's "'Average Joes' share their story."

I'm not adding anything to this. The story is humorous enough on its own.


* - Citation needed.
** - Citation needed.
*** - Your momma told me this last night. Bam!

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