Thursday, August 17, 2006
Blackballed

Okay, how about a little experiment, huh? A little hypothetical question? Okay. Imagine you and your friends are going to attend some fantastic movie marathon, but the programs are pre-arranged. You've got two programs to pick from:

Program A:

1. The American President
2. The Princess Bride
3. Meet the Fockers
4. The War of the Roses
5. Wall Street
6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
7. Romancing the Stone
8. Tell Them Who You Are
9. The Jewel of the Nile
10. The Game

Program B:

1. It's A Wonderful Life
2. Dave
3. Dodgeball
4. Tango and Cash
5. The Greatest Story Ever Told
6. A Smile Like Yours
7. Casper
8. Casper: A Spirited Begining
9. Dennis the Menace
10. Easy Wheels

I know, they seem pretty random, but that's your choice. So which do you pick? A or B?

If you picked A... well, you must be a dirty, stinking liberal who likes to kiss Osama with tongues.

Apparently.

I contend that this is further evidence that liberals are just smarter, more creative motherfuckers. We get the best bands, we get the best writers, we get the best comedians, and now we get the best -- or at least, on average, much better -- movies.

Suck it, Republicans.

But here's what I don't get: why It's a Wonderful Life -- a movie that demonizes a free-market, profit-driven banker and lionizes a self-sacrificing guy who just wants to make life better for immigrants and poor folks (hell, George Bailey is damn near a socialist) is the #1 conservative movie, and the fucking Bible, with Charleton Heston, John Wayne, and Pat Boone, is only #5? That doesn't make any sense at all.

PS: The Top 100 Conservative Movies list is here, and trust me, it doesn't get any better.

PPS: Seriously, though, I've never seen such a bizarrely arbitrary "ratings" system in my life. Look around the website and you'll see what I mean.
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