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25 June 2004 @ 10:39 pm
Fahrenheit 9/11  
I went out to see the abovementioned movie with Rando and some other friends.

I knew Chimpy was an assmagnet.

But I didn't know it was that bad.

I came out feeling like i wanted to get bombed, smash something, cry, down a pint of Ben & Jerry's, and pass out. All at the same time. It's an incredibly powerful movie. The extent and influence of the good oil boy network disgusts me beyond belief. You must go see this.
Current Mood: the most bizarre mishmash ever
That Chickmadamewoselle on June 25th, 2004 10:25 pm (UTC)
where is it playing? i really want to see it
radhardened on June 26th, 2004 06:53 am (UTC)
You can find out where it's playing here.
sinistarfithsinistarfith on June 26th, 2004 07:52 am (UTC)
Both the Garman and Premiere theaters are showing it.

Though, after seeing it at the Garman, I'd recommend going to the Premiere as the Garman had some issues sizing the projection properly (lots of subtitles were cut off for the majority of the showing).

The crowds were larger than I expected, though. It's like every liberal in Centre County was hanging out together. :)
lemeanie on June 26th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
That's what I felt when I read the first chapter of "Dude, Where's My Country". I would have continued reading it, but I need a gallon of vodka to properly handle my feelings. I'm going to see the movie soon.
zerielzeriel on June 27th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
I dunno, I haven't been able to stomach Michael Moore since "Bowling for Columbine". After all the misdirections, misleading editing, and outright fakery in that one, I can't take anything he says the least bit seriously.

I suggest some research--Bush is bad, but Moore is one of the biggest liars in the political world today, and deserves to be treated as such.
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on June 27th, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
I understand your skepticism, but it's a much different movie
Content-wise, Fahrenheit 9/11 is far above Bowling for Columbine. For the most part, its material speaks for itself. Most of said material (information from the 9/11 commission, articles from major newspapers presented so you could see that Moore wasn't yanking a quote out of its original context, uninterrupted video footage of veterans with their limbs blown off complaining about how Bush had cut funding to VA hospitals, and so on) would be damn difficult to fake. (Ironically, the only flat-out fakery I recall was on the part of Bush's handlers, who sent Moore an altered copy of Bush's military record after Moore had publicly accused him of being a deserter. Moore had obtained a copy before his accusation. On the second copy, a very telltale associate's name had been blacked out.) There is nothing comparable to, say, that scene where Moore made it look like he walked into the bank and was handed a gun right there on the spot.
quufer on June 27th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Attack Dogs
Moore is pretty much the equivalent of Limbaugh on the left. He exaggerates things to a large degree and sometimes makes things up out of whole cloth, but the bias is never hidden but instead very obvious. I'm not all that fond of attack dogs, but I suppose that if Limbaugh exists you need a Moore to (somewhat) balance him out.

I was just thinking the other day that ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" is essentially Crossfire for sports junkies. But at least - so far - PTI doesn't simplify things to only two possible positions per issue.
zerielzeriel on June 27th, 2004 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Attack Dogs
I don't listen to Limbaugh either. On the left-right spectrum, I'm up. =P
quufer on June 27th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Attack Dogs
Good choice