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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Delicious Irony

Alberto Gonzales resigned. I celebrated by going to see The Lives of Others, a German film about the evils of wiretapping and corrupt government officials. I liked the film, and felt a satisfaction with its depiction of small time heroism by a gray little man who didn't get caught up in the big gray crush of a broken system. Acting with decency and humanity when the zeitgeist pushes us toward self-protection, exploitation, and greed is a noble thing. Gonzales's resignation though, is likely a sorry attempt to save his lame ass from prosecution, or from going down with the sinking ship that is this administration. The Lives of Others helped underscore just how pathetic every member of this administration is.

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At 8/28/2007 11:10:00 PM, Blogger soapysteve said...

Gonzales was super bad. So I think you should celebrate his resignation a second time by going to see "Superbad!"

 
At 8/29/2007 05:46:00 AM, Blogger molly said...

I loved this film. It was so on the mark regarding how East Germany moved on. George was talking to a taxicab driver from the former eastern bloc once and discovered that he had been an engineer of some sort for the former regime and now had been reduced to driving a cab because where the old system had given him training and work in his chosen field, the new society wanted nothing to do with him. Anyway, that aside, it was so nice to see a touching story in that setting.

 
At 8/31/2007 01:10:00 PM, Blogger soapysteve said...

Totally. And the way the taxicab driver joins them at the party with his "McLovin" driver's license and they try to score chicks! It's what comedy is all about - a mix of belittling with some tender, touching moments.

 
At 9/02/2007 02:56:00 AM, Blogger molly said...

You're the mean kid, aren't you?

 

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