Ok, I know I said this before but I have been thinking about it a lot this 4th of July weekend. If you care about this country at all, you should take your friends and family to see “Spider Man 2”. . . . Ok, no, not really. It is a cool Summer movie but what I really want you to see is the big controversial film known as “Fahrenheit 9/11”.
I know I said it before but as the days have worn on I realized that this film is very important to see regardless of your politics. Even if you don’t agree with the views expressed or dislike Michael Moore or his tactics (and many people do) it is still a very interesting and compelling film that points out many facts that I don’t think people are aware of.
It also makes President Bush kind of look like an ass but I suppose that was inevitable given Michael Moore’s dislike for him. Is the movie perfect? No. Is it heavy-handed and overly emotional in many cases? You bet. Is it a balanced look at President Bush and his activities? Nope.
Does any of that really matter? No, not really. All in all it still manages to be interesting, preachy, emotional and entertaining all at the same time. Sure, there were a few things I didn’t like about it or that I would have done differently if I were the filmmaker. That happens to me all the time.
However, it is still provoking discussion and debate among everyone I know who has seen it even after several days or longer in some cases. To me, that’s a good thing. Can you say that about “Spider Man 2”? Probably not.
So, to recap, go see the movie. As I said, you might not agree with it or you might not even like it at all. Either way, whatever your reaction, it will make you think. And we could all use a little more thinking now and then, especially in an election year. You can check out more on Michael Moore here.
Oh, and John Kerry is supposed to announce a running mate tomorrow. Any bets on who it will be? Edwards, Gephardt, Steve Jobs? Maybe Al Gore or Bill Clinton? I don’t know but I kinda hope it turns out to be John Edwards. He seems like the right man for the job and for him, its a good move toward being President himself some day.
Keep on thinking and questioning. Don’t take things at face value. There are people out in the world who do not have your best interests at heart. Some of them are running this country. So, don’t be afraid to ask “why?”
It’s one of the main things the people who fought and died to form this country thought was important. I wonder what they would say if they were alive today? What George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or Ben Franklin would think. Now that would make for an interesting episode of Larry King Live.
One last thing. I really love my new desk chair. If you have the means, I definitely suggest getting an Aeron chair by Herman Miller. I know, it sounds extravagant but it has definitely improved my back in just a few days. So to me, that’s worth it.
Besides, it has a 12 year warranty so I won’t have to get another desk chair for 12 years. That seems like a pretty good deal to me. And it looks cool too and comes in black. What more could A guy who spends a great deal of time in front of a computer at a desk want?