One of the guys at Swork loaned me 42nd Street Forever Vol. 2: The Deuce. I have vol. 1, and it's fun, but the second one is so much better! Most of the movies on the first one are just sleazy, gross things you'd never want to actually watch, but Vol. 2 really makes me want to track down a lot of the movies. Even Dirt, a 70's documentary about various kinds of off-road racing stuck between a bunch of drag race and car chase films, looks like it would be fun to watch. But the one that most blew me away was Sugar Hill.
This may just be the perfect movie. And look, TCM is showing it Friday night, just in time for my birthday! In fact, I'm going to watch it Memorial Day as part of a 70's triple feature. And then, on the morning of my birthday proper (Tuesday), they're showing Sam Fuller's hard boiled noir Underworld U.S.A., which I've been wanting to see for ages. Thanks for the presents, Ted!
P.S. - I finally modified the post for the "Wyatt Tape" with Bob's complete liner notes. I was wondering why he never sent them, but it turns out Yahoo! was putting them in the spam folder or something. The formatting's all fucked up, but fuck it.
As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."
Now, let me start by saying that I don't believe that Hillary Clinton meant what she seems to mean in the above quote. In fact, if you listen to the audio (I heard it several times over the weekend), those commas should probably be elipses. She sounds like she was trying to remember the exact phrase she was supposed to use ("hard-working white Americans"), rather than emphasizing their color or implying that only white people are hard-working, or whatever you thought the first time you read it. But this argument that she has been making as the point of no return gets further into the rear-view,* that the only votes that matter are the people who voted for her, puts her in a position where, sooner or later, she's going to phrase it just slightly wrong and end up sounding like a racist, because it's pretty close to the edge of racism to begin with.
The Republicans have played this sort of politics for decades, keeping poor whites so worried about the idea that poor blacks or poor immigrants might be getting something they don't deserve that they don't notice the rich guys walking off with all the money**. That Hillary has now joined her campaign to this kind of politics marks her forever as an unacceptable candidate.
*I was going to say something like "as the chances of her nominatino get slimmer," but that's bullshit. She has very clearly lost. It's just a matter of how long she's willing to stick around with no chance of winning.
**Seriously, this needs to be emphasized: "58% of the benefits of [McCain's proposed] tax cuts would go to the top 1% of Americans. Not the top ten percent, not the vaguely defined "rich", but the top 1%. That's just extraordinary."
This movie is wrongheaded in about a dozen different racist, sexist, colonialist ways, starting with the fact that Hedy Lamar plays a native African girl (a lusty temptress) with her whole body tinted. And the white guy who's in love with her is all excited when the missionary tells him that he parents were Arabs--she's one of us!
My name is Chris Oliver. I'm a stand up comic, writer and English (ESL) teacher living in Los Angeles. With my wife, comic Bobbie Oliver, I am the co-proprietor of Tao Comedy Studio. I direct the web series Saving Face (starring Bobbie Oliver and Sally Mullins), host the comedy/talk show podcast Psychedelicatessen Radio (with Bobbie) and host the music podcast Sleestak Lightnin!!!. I was born and raised in Stuart, Fla. (Jensen Beach, to be more precise), a small, beachy suburb north of Palm Beach on the Atlantic coast. Went to LaGrange College in GA. Got married after graduating and moved to Athens, GA. In '97, we moved to L.A. Psychedelicatessen is the name of a band I was in in high school and college. You can find links to my comedy videos, podcasts, web series and more right below.