Always (grin). Not really. I just think that through sleight of hand
and creative bookkeeping the politicians will be able to keep most of
the excrement off the rotating air movement device that long. You will
note I DID say large and cumbersome since we are currently missing
another opportunity to possibly save our bacon.
America is at that awkward stage. It's too late
to work within the system, but too early to shoot
The zinger is going to be inflation. I don't know how they're doing
it, but it seems to me like somebody is already cooking the books. I
reach that conclusion by comparing my recurring bills to the published
inflation rates. Beeeeeg diff.... and, once you print a trillion
dollars, what else can happen? Maybe there's a little delay...
velocity of money and all that... but sooner-or-later the whole amount
is going to hit the streets.
OTOH, some of the people who suffer the most (members of my generation
on fixed pensions... myself included) probably deserve it because it was
us, as a country, who put those clowns in office.
Not sure it's *every* director but it sure does seem to be popular to
rewrite history for dramatic effect. I remember a stink erupting over the
movie "Lincoln" depicted a Connecticut vote on slavery incorrectly:
<<The movie's error - first reported by Courtney on Tuesday in an open
letter to director Steven Spielberg - was how two of Connecticut's three
House members were depicted voting against the 13th Amendment. After
consulting the Congressional Record, Courtney found that all four - not
three - of the state's House members voted for the amendment.
In his letter, Kushner said that the methods of changing the nitty-gritty
details to serve a dramatic purpose are well within the standards for a
historical drama. "I hope nobody is shocked to learn that I also made up
dialogue and imagined encounters and invented characters," he said.>>
I have to laugh at this because anyone who's read a newspaper article about
a subject they are well-acquainted with (or are even a part of!) knows how
much the "alleged" reporters of fact get wrong. Names are constantly
spelled incorrectly, quotes wrongly attributed, technical facts obliterated,
etc. Those are part of perils of working under time pressure. Movie
directors tend to get stuff wrong on purpose for "dramatic effect" but the
end results are often the same.
My wife (USAR COL RET) and I had a knock-down, drag out battle with a
non-military shrink friend about "The Hurt Locker" - the film about bomb
disposal experts in Iraq. Either their military advisor was drunk or the
director was determined to damage her own film with some pretty obvious
mistakes that almost every serviceman/woman we are friends with caught and
complained about. My feeling is that if you don't bother to check your
facts and get the little details correct you're sabotaging your film.
Getting little details wrong makes people wonder if you haven't got the big
details wrong as well.
While our shrink friend insisted the changes were for dramatic effect,
anyone familiar with military protocol was irked by things active-duty
soldiers would never do. The taxicab that runs the roadblock? It would
have become a burning cinder long before it penetrated as far as it did in
There were numerous other errors, including the kid selling CD's being
allowed to set up so close to living quarters. Not allowed for obvious
reasons. Or the ease with which the lead actor was able to leave and return
to the Green Zone surreptitiously. Obviously if he could leave and re-enter
bypassing security checkpoints, a suicide bomber could enter the same way.
FWIW, this time I DID find the site that covers movie history "errors"
Jeez, you are not alone with your complaints against "Argo." (-:
My favorite lunar astronaut story supports that view. A reporter was trying
to get one of the Apollo astronauts to describe how he would feel if the
return capsule's engines had failed and he knew he had one only one hour
left to live. "How would you spend the last hour of your life?" His reply?
"I'd get to work trying to repair the engines!"
Not all of it. There was an Uther. But he lived long before the days of
plate armour and stone medieval castles.
He lived in the post Roman era.
But it is classed in with Snow White and Red Riding Hood in the UK.
No-one actually believes it , it is legend not history.
We draw aline between fact and fiction.
Unlike the Legend of Davy Crockett for example
Fervently believed to have valiently died at the Alamo by most Yanks.
Who was actually captured running away and executed by the Mexicans.
I love comedy, when I watch a movie dealing with historical figures such
as "History of the World, Part I", I laugh myself silly because I know
that there are a few people who will actually believe it's a true
representation of history. ^_^
That says nothing about him being "captured running away and executed by the
Mexicans" which was your claim.
It does say, "It is believed that many stories, such as the surrender and
execution of Crockett, were created and spread in order to discredit Santa
Anna and add to his role as villain."
"Running away" and "surrender" - even if that iwerecorrect - are two very
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The black man was just the one and no doubt worried about going back into
So, curry a bit of favour.
The majority (Mexicans) said he was executed.
Sixteen corpses and Crockets knife buried in one of them is just too
There is no report on how the corpses died.
They would just have shot him if he wouldn't surrender. No corpses. (Except
Why go near him?
Anyway, look at his picture. A fat git. How would he kill sixteen Mexicans?
(Did they have MacDonalds even back then)
So logically he was caught alive and being Mexicans and aggrieved, they
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