Thursday, May 29, 2008

Go Speed Racer, Go!

Egads, I have a new favorite movie and it's the Wachowski brothers' rendition of Speed Racer. The movie is such an amazing piece of work. How good is it? Speed's characteristic gasps of astonishment can be heard throughout and the movie still rocks.

The colors are blaring and vivid. The directing of conversations and announcers is perfect and innovative. The fight scenes add a nice anime touch and the car fight scenes are ludicrous and downright kickass. The casting is perfect and even Spritle and Chim Chim add to the movie. My only complaint is that Rain just needs to stop going "whoo!" in every scene he's in.

It's a live action cartoon; it's supposed to be ridiculous.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jon Stewart interviews Douglas Feith

Jon Stewart is my hero. This is his uncut interview with Doug Feith, undersecretary for the Department of Defense, who wrote a book detailing the government's reasons and justifiability to go into Iraq. The main theme brought up by Jon Stewart is that we were misled through a media and PR campaign without providing the public with internal doubts.

One of the best points brought up was this video of Dick Cheney in an interview from 1994 stating how Iraq would be a quagmire if the US were to invade, giving substantial amounts of detail regarding the power vacuum that would inevitably happen.

The current administration's argument that history will judge Bush in a more fairer light is absolute bullshit meant to dissuade people from actually getting pissed off now. Well, the people who bother considering what this war is costing us in terms of money, international influence, and military strength. And I think that's what this administration has done better than any other presidency: to take advantage of American purposeful apathy.