"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

CNN.com - Did you hear the one about 'Brokeback'? - Feb 7, 2006

CNN.com - Did you hear the one about 'Brokeback'? - Feb 7, 2006

'"Most gay groups find it fairly benign, and note that in any case, the movie's overwhelming publicity can only be a good thing.'"

Glad to hear some groups aren't going over the deepend.

'"Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, says he's sick of it: "It may be funny, but there is a real element of homophobia. It's making jabs about sex between gay men."'

Not suprised to hear some are going over the deep end. Everything has an angle that can be considered funny, sometimes comedians go overboard, but it is all in fun.

Personally I believe its success (what there is of it) can be attributed to its being jammed down our throats by Hollywood.

Mark Steyn had a very good piece in National Review recently on his "Happy Warrior" column, which ends with, "For the culture to exempt certain groups from being the butt of the joke is one of the cruelest things you can do to anyone."

The column is a good read, as always, and the suit brought against Scotland Yard that begins it will blow you away.

Links to spoof "Brokeback Mountain," trailers: here and here.


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