Peace through victory - the American way.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

And the Americano goes to ....

This post has been rated "R" for language. And for putting the image of puppets having sex in the mind.

"Team America: World Police." It's funny. It's topical. It's a musical with marionettes. It's got marionette sex. It skewers the Hollywood conventional wisdom. It's a great parody of an action movie. It's got a great soundtrack with songs like "America: F*** yeah!" "I'm so Ronery" and "Montage." (I defy anybody who has heard "Montage" not to think of that song when watching another movie with a montage scene in it. It can't be done. The song came unbidden to my mind during the montage scene in "Million Dollar Baby." I was the only person in the theater who laughed.)

Finally it's got a great speech on human nature in its final scenes about there being three (not two, three!) types of people in this world: "dicks, pussies, and assholes" and that because the world is an imperfect and dangerous place sometimes it needs a dick to f*** the assholes in order to protect all the pussies. The speech should be required reading for Europeans. They might finally say the two words they owe to the United States for the 20th Century and for taking out the Taliban and Saddam: "Thank you."

-tdr

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