Thursday, December 09, 2004

Shoot the guitar player? Don’t you just love the hungry metal freak with his empty wallet on a chain. I mean, what the fuck next? A lone gunman assassinates Lemmy? Are we ready with the conspiracy theory?

Forwarded by Master Bass Player Doug Lunn...
From Michael Moore...December 8, 2004
Dear Friends,
May I take a break from our post-election despairto share with you a little piece of happy/silly/cool news?"Fahrenheit 9/11" has been nominated by the People's Choice Awards as the American public's "Favorite Film of the Year." The five nominees were chosen from a poll of thousands of Americans in mid-to-late November. The other nominees for best film are "Spiderman 2," "The Incredibles," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (with Jim Carrey), and"Shrek 2." It is the first time ever a documentary has been nominated for best film by the People's Choice Awards. The People's Choice Awards are considered, among all the awards shows, to be the one which most accurately reflects the "mainstream" public opinion in the UnitedStates. OK, now, here's the best part: YOU get to vote!Online. Now. Just go to...
click on the little circle next to "Fahrenheit 9/11" in the "Favorite Movie" category and press the "vote"button. Voting is going on now and continues only through this coming Monday, December 13, at 3:00pm ET, so send an e-mail to your friends and let them know they can vote, too. Winners will accept their awards live on CBS on January 9. Now, normally I wouldn't make a very big deal out of something like this. It's nice and I'm honored, but it's not exactly the number one priority on any of our minds these days. In fact, when we found out we werenominated over a week ago, I didn't even think to tell you about it or put it up on our website. But then a group of top Republicans took out a full page ad in USA Today (and placed a similar one in the Hollywood trade magazine, Variety) proclaiming that "An election is over, but a war ofideas continues." The point of the ad was to say that while they, as right wing conservatives, were proud of getting rid of Kerry, there was still one more nuisance running around loose they had to deal with – me! They also issued a not-so-subtle threat to the Academy Awards voters that, in essence, said don't even THINK about nominating "Fahrenheit 9/11" for Best Picture. And Bill O'Reilly recently bellowed that if the Oscars recognize my work this year, Middle America willboycott Hollywood.
Yeah, well, vote away. I live in Hollywood and I so don’t want to be boycotted by all those Red States. (yeah right!) So let’s all vote it up for F-911. Since the news that 99.8% of all the indecency complaints to the FCC come from one Jesus-fascist web operation, it’s about time us blue freaks got in some practice in the cyber-shaping of bullshit "mainstream" opinion. Scoring Michael Moore a People’s Choice Award maybe not as much fun as when Howard Stern listeners got Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (God rest him) elected People magazine’s sexiest man of the year, but it’d be something to laff at.

Common dreams has on motherfucker of a scarey and succinct historical analysis...

Hipspinster has been writing some damned fine stuff.

CRYPTIQUESocial viciousness is oft cloaked by a sickening sentimentality. (He remarked as he hung himself with a yellow ribbon.)

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