Jan. 13th, 2012

trenchkamen: (Wow.)
Is this a joke?

No, seriously, is this Newt Gingrich's idea of hipster irony or sarcasm? I feel like I'm missing something key here, because he just attacked a political opponent for speaking French. He can't be serious. That, or this is one of those ads he hopes will work on two levels--some people will find that part funny, others will take it seriously, and it's the fact that I KNOW that there are huge blocs of voters who will take that as valid criticism that scares me.

Is this the only country where it's considered shameful and unpatriotic to be well-traveled and speak a second language? Do you know how much the rest of the world laughs at us for our staunch linguistic isolationism, and for thinking it's a waste of time to teach our kids second (third, forth) languages while it's easiest for them?

And no, I don't like Mitt Romney. That isn't the point here.

Also meanwhile, The Devil Inside, another POS "found footage" horror movie, tops the box office, while twice as many people went to see Alvin and the Chipmunks as they did to see The Adventures of Tintin, which was excellent, by the way. This is not the sort of vapid, uninspired shit your kids should grow up on.

You vote with your dollars. This is why we keep getting the same uninspired crap out of Hollywood.

July 2012


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