Monday, June 05, 2006

Layman movie review: An Inconvienient Truth



Three items of Observation and commentary:

1. Al Gore uses a Mac. Yay!

2. Al Gore's Inconvienient Truth may be the saddest movie I have seen since Bubba Ho-Tep. I thought Constant Gardener was pretty damn sad, but it was also this beautiful love story, so it had a lot of hope and idealism to it. Bubba Ho-Tep, though, once you stripped away the laffs with Bruce Campbell and the goofiness of the story, just had an overpowering atmosphere of decripitude to it, this weighty sadness about how everybody gets old and useless and forgotten and then they finally die. Inconvinient Truth, though, was sadder, still, because, of course, it is true. Worse even than the environmental and global warming stuff is the reminder that Gore is the guy who should have been the president 6 years ago, and, but for a corrupt and partisan Supreme Court and a bunch of scum-fuck lawyers and play-dirty Republicans, Gore would have been. And the country and the world would be in much, much better shape.

Instead, Idiot America –or nearly half of them– elected a mental and moral cripple. Anybody who hasn't seen Inconvienient Truth, I advise you to, and then I urge you to play the following game: Imagine if George W. Bush was actually up on stage instead of Gore, expounding on ANY subject for an hour and a half. He simply could not do it. In fact, I doubt George Bush can get through an entire paragraph without invoking 9/11 or regurgitating his same old no-bearing-to-reality talking point. I bet I couldn't even talk about 9/11 or the "liberation" of Iraq," or tax cuts, or any of his favorite subjects, for more than ten minutes, before he started repeating the same old shit and then gibbering like a baboon. It's just devastingly sad, because Bush is such a miserable fuckwit, and Gore comes off -sure, maybe a little stiff, but nowhere as stiff as the media of 2000 led you to believe (and so what if he was?)- as an intelligent, articulant and compassionate person. A politician with a brain, who actually gives a damn about something, and is out to make a difference, whether he holds a public office or not.

Of course, the Inconvienient Truth of the movie, and the sad reality, is the world, and the environment, is utterly screwed. I saw some jackass on Fox "News" spewing the usual bile, saying environmental wackos like Gore are just trying to stir up controversy because they "hate capitalism." Here's the thing: Even if Gore is wrong on Global Warming, and all common sense and science says he isn't, it's an undisputed fact that oil is gonna run out, and it makes sense to pursue other fuel alternatives, better sooner than later.

If Gore is right --and he IS-- than the people in government, like Bush and his croneys and stooges who have denied, ignored and exacerbated Global Warming, along with the Doublespeak paid liars at Fox and their like, are committing literal crimes against humanity, and they will be responsible for a cataclysmic amount of human suffering and death in the decades to come. I hope, when that time comes, with Global Warming is undenibly upon as and people are suffing and dying in droves, people will remember the naysayers, the people who's actions directly led us down this terrible path, who had the political power to make or influence change, and how literally laughed at and denied and decried the warnings and the science so they could line their own pockets, when the world is a desert, and we have no water and everybody is frying like an egg, I hope we still have the energy and requisite bitterness to storm the old age home that houses these villains and beat them savagely to death with tire irons!!

3. Al Gore has no earlobes.

16 comments:

Red Hot Mamma said...

How odd that you would notice the size of his earlobes.

Anonymous said...

For the record... The "Industrial Revolution" started a number of years before George W. Bush. To blame Bush for Global Warming (Is it natural?) is like blaming William Jefferson Clinton for infidelity? I don't see their impact on either.

Anonymous said...

AL GORE IS A FRAUD AND GLOBAL WARMING IS A MYTH.

Benjamin Adams said...

I CAN TYPE IN ALL CAPS TOO! IT MAKES MY OBSERVATIONS SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT!

& U R TEH HAWT!!!

Anonymous said...

Ignorance is bliss, and Americans are a blissful culture! Fortunately the ignorant are like dumb grazing cows. They will follow once something becomes popular. My prediction is that Al's movie will make an impact on our collective consiousness, and he will run for president again under a global warming/environmental platform. I would love to see the Republicans fight against that one. Even if they won, they would win at the expense of digging their own grave, and alas the science behind global warming will be in the fully explained to the masses.

Anonymous said...

Hi there here is a link to a 10 minute movie I made about Global Warming on YouTube. It is a mash up between a Global Warming special Tom Brokaw did for Discovery and a Tiesto dance hall classic. It is for everyone but I call it Global Warming 101 because focused at the kids who don't know or can't get it in their thick skulls the seriousness of this event. It's not completely our fault we just have to be ready to fix everything all the adults in charge have ruined for so many years.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CjyFiZ7pxB0

Anonymous said...

Great way of putting it!

if all Bush Lovers, just starting to get a real education...without cheating....then you might be able to stand up and do what Mr. Al Gore has done... He is a great speaker...and is not afraid of the truth....

go ahead...and love what you are...

remember.... Trust Believe but Verify...only then you can Testify

Just....don't forget US is killing more then any other nation ever did...by Poluting the Environment

Hannah said...

I can NOT believe that someone can be so narrow minded as to think that global warming is a myth. Open your eyes! Face the truth.

Anonymous said...

The only comment I have is I noticed Al was a Mac user also which by the way use less power than the average PC's. If FOX and Bush cannot accept that something is going on and choose to lie we should not be alarmed that is their MO in fact when FOX or Bush say something isn't happening that should be the first clue that we are in serious trouble and we need to do something now. I personally since seeing the movie have had a reality check and discovered just how wateful my lifestyle was. I've been working on eliminating or reducing my carbon output by adding solar to my home and have decided to give up the the Z4 BMW for a Smart ForTwo as soon as they hit the market in the US. I also feel that it is easy for people to deny it but just in case Al is right which I think he is do you really need to drive a hummer? We the people need to step up and make the hard changes and demand that GM, Ford, Honda, Toyota, BMW, and all the others provide us with the minimum standars that China has imposed by 2008 not 2050 or later the consumer has the power. We also need to make sure that our government gets daily reminders that green is good and will grow the economy not kill it. I have one question for the writer how green are you and have you made any changes to how you live to make a change. I have and I will do everything I can I already use CF bulbs and I run the AC at 74 in the summer in Oklahoma and the heat at 65 in the winter originally to save money but now I see that it will also help the environment. I have also done an audit of my home usage and have discovered that less than 30% of my 2200sqft is actually used on a daily basis my home needs a family not 2 guys and 3 dogs and we need a smaller home less than 1000sqft and closer to 700sqft. So by the end of this year me and my partner are going to downsize the house and move to the "ghetto" more small families need to move back to the core of the cities to the smaller homes update them and comit to a greener life. If we all would consider our needs and not our neighbor we would all live in smaller homes and drive smaller cars. Lets all take back the "ghetto" and make it green. We have also purchased to scooters for the short intown here and there trips 75MPG. I could continue forever about our plan but the base is lets find the most efficient everything and switch or change to it. We unplug the tv's, vcr, dvd, surround, microwave, and computers when not in use this alone dropped the electric bill over $40 per month. Lets all do everything we can who care if FOX Bush or Gore is right that doesn't really matter, I'm saving money something everyone can agree is a good idea. I also haven't changed a light bulb in at least 2 years.

Anonymous said...

look at it this way. if the environment is bad and getting worse, global warming is the only the cause. it can go anyway it wants. if you believe the theory of the currents in the ocean shifting and causing the earth to enter another ice age like that stupidly rediculous movie the day after then the rich wont have thier money long. ill be stealing it to keep my family warm and watch them freeze to death as a pack of ravenous ZOO wolves naw at thier exposed limbs with frostbite, fungus, and...lol thats funny.

Anonymous said...

hey poster with the energy efficient change over. you do realize that honda was the 2nd in the list of cars that improved emmissions on the cart Gore posted in that movie?.....for the noticably impaired....

Anonymous said...

just a little F.Y.I for everyone. the Co2 isnt the only thing making it hotter outside. im an HVAC technician and when i went through college my professor, off the record, said that 1 reason the climate is getting warmer is the A/C systems. the systems remove the hot air from an area and put it into another. the outside. so if the hot air is moved to the outside then the outside will have more warm air. temperature increase. kind of sad. m not disputing global warming. i know its real. im just stating the A/C systems play a part as well as the Co2.

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