PSA in the USA
I know it's embarrassing that I was home watching SNL as it came on, but I'm old, get used to it. And, as much as I like to see a sketch go from the back of the show to the front, I still wonder if "What's Up With That?!" isn't at least a little bit racist. Or maybe it's just a critique of BET by writers who have no right to make it. EDIT: Or of other African-American media, by someone who knows them, with "BET" added for accessibility's sake. Whatever. I think it's hilarious, and for everyone who has ever made some touching, but ultimately dismissive, comment about "Shoals's brain," this week's WUWT came pretty close to capturing what it's like in there. Special guests Mike Tyson, tormented and then dancing, a mute Jack McBrayer, a fake John Stockton, the most pointless use of an African-American marching band (fake or otherwise) since Brewster McCloud, and of course, fake Lindsey Buckingham. Then afterward, the screen silently announced that Charles Barkley will host the first episode of 2010.
We can argue if you want, but please, shut up and watch it. It's really stupid. Might post further later if the book continues to piss me off so.
P.S. Relax, I am not going to see Avatar twice in three days just so I can get the 3D experience. I stand by Cinerama as the ultimate in hyper-real cinema. It just requires a little more imagination, and hits you more in the gut. Warning, drugs ahead: Call it the heavy opiate/psychedelic divide. That is my version of integrity when it comes to action movies with heavy-handed ecological messages and evil techno-industrial war monsters who any decent person would shoot through the face. Note: If the plants on Earth were transmitting data and contacting Jesus, they would be far bigger business than wood. And they would cleave the Right in two.