Thursday, November 25, 2004
The film "Team America - World Police" tells the story of an overzealous gang of anti-terrorist "global peace" enforcers known as Team America. Much of the film is intended to be a parody of the Bush Administration's War on Terror. Most of the heroes and villains represent extreme caricature of both conservative and liberal attitudes towards the war, and American foreign policy in general.
The film also heavily parodies the cliches of other action movies. Despite Parker and Stone's boast that "George W. Bush, John Kerry, Kim Jong-il... will all be really, really pissed off when they see this movie!", neither Bush nor Kerry appear nor are even mentioned. While the protagonists are fictitious, the real names of several Hollywood celebrities and the North Korean dictator are used. None of them approved the use of their names and likenesses in this movie, for apparent reasons. (Wikipedia)
"America, Fuck Yeah"
"I am so Ronery"
"The End of an Act"
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Theo van Gogh (July 23, 1957–November 2, 2004) was a controversial Dutch film director, television producer, publicist and actor. A descendant of the brother of the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, he was murdered by a Muslim assassin apparently angered by van Gogh's work and criticism of Islam.
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