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.