Classic Colbert. Enjoy the police state.
Exposing the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie.
Quite disgusted that The Simpsons let a glaring hit piece slip by, with Lisa Simpson leading the charge. Not only do they attack the opposition by portraying anyone who opposes Monsanto as crazy and ignorant, but the knife in America’s back comes when Lisa S. pledges to go do some “real research.”
This alleged “real research” turns out to be straight-up Monsanto GMO propaganda. No real research makes it into the program. No concern over labeling or even being allowed to know what we’re eating. No scientific study that brings up health concerns, such as those performed around the world where GMOs are tightly regulated — most of the civilized world.
The writers and performers should apologize to the nation and actually learn about what they are mocking. This irresponsible corporate propaganda is dangerous, reckless and pretty much cancels the show as a source of satire and intelligent debate. There was nothing approaching an intelligent approach to the issue in Season 25, episode 12.
True to my word, I put Sound of Noise at the top of the queue after watching Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Trailer From Hell. This is such an off the wall, off-beat import, from Sweden. I suppose it takes a certain personality to appreciate wacky satire, and of course the film didn’t do much at the US box office. Foreign numbers were difficult to hunt down.
But if you want to know what to expect, see this short film version they produced prior to the feature…
Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers
The film plays with the idea of art-terrorists, musicians challenging society’s expectations and the status quo. Deadly serious, like Red Brigades, these drummer-provocateurs go to absurd lengths in the name of art. The film also has a magical element affecting the tone deaf cop who’s hot on their trail.
Lagging slightly near the end, the best stunts are right up front as the project gets ramped up. Their first gig, in a hospital surgery theater, steals the show. Definitely pump up the volume.
Sound of Noise has that European perspective that confuses and repulses Americans. Good. No danger of a bad Hollywood remake anytime soon.
“Brother! If God! Spares this country! And do like the old creature said they’d have to raise up Sodom and Gamaddur and apologize to ‘em.”