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Friday, October 15, 2004
11:02 PM

Second viewing

I went with Jon, whose first reaction was that the film is unambiguously pro-Bush. I suppose you could get out of the movie that they'd see Bush as the lesser of two evils, but I don't think they're 100% for him. They're libertarians, they're not fundamentalists or ultranationalists or anything like that. Then again, consider their view of the world: there's three kinds of people. All of them are bad, at least in some ways. But it's unambiguous who they think is best and most valuable. Bush fits squarely in that category. I guess I just don't believe that there are only three categories. Where's the brain? Where's the heart? Hell...the liver? I mean, sure, at root it's a joke, and we're not really supposed to think that they see the world that simplistically. But it's a view of the world that's 50% more sophisticated than the views of both committed conservatives and committed liberals. And it's a view that's consistent with the ideology of pretty much everything else Trey and Matt have done.

Gizmodgery by Self is both dope and fresh. It was recorded using all toy instruments. It has inspired me to go blow $30 or so at Toys 'R' Us in the near future. Isn't it just the ultimate irony that once you're old enough to afford basically all the toys you want, you don't want them anymore? I mean, I bet you can get a lot of Legos for $30.

Mike, I think you would be surprised to see how few Legos $30 will get you.

I went shopping for a nephew the other day and was shocked at the prices.
There's an interview of Trey and Matt over on salon.com you might want to check out(if you haven't already). There are also quite a few letters responding to the ideas they express in that interview and the movie. I haven't seen the film yet but I find everything Trey Parker does disapointing when compared to his early masterpiece "Cannibal! The Musical." :)
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