March 29, 2003

Currently on ISC:
Another musical number, with an orchestra and a chorus and some older
male lead vocalists. A guy runs out in the middle of the song waving an
Iraqi flag and making an impassioned speech, presumably about how
America ain't shit and Saddam is going to kick some ass. It's obviously
prerecorded, but the orchestra looks very skilled, with the violinists
furiously bowing away or whatever the verb is, and the singers are
these very distinguished 50ish guys. And I'm thinking, "These people
have so much talent and skill, and their whole lives they've been
forced to play nothing but love songs to that douchebag." Then it's a
brief little news report about American anti-war protesters. Looks like
you've found your audience, kids. More man-on-the-street interviews.
One young man says his little brother was shot in the back of the head
for drawing an eyepatch on one of the 47 Saddam posters on their block,
and he can't wait to get rid of the murdering son of a bitch. Just
kidding!

Posted by Jim Treacher at March 29, 2003 07:31 AM
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