This morning, while reading the Bangkok Post outside a certain BonCafe near my guesthouse in Bangkok, I had to LOL. Writing about the movie “Iron Man” the Thai reviewer/humorist says “Iron Man saves a bunch of Afghan families…highlights Hollywood’s obsession with heroes, a yearning for the cure and maybe a strange antidote for guilt, and thus Iron Man is both noble and naive, like a democrat.
In a review of Street Kings he starts out “Unlike Bangkok, where all policemen are pure and uncorrupted, LA, in this James Ellroy story…” and ends with “If it had been a Thai film, the police would have wanted to censor it. But here enjoy.”
Then turning to my email I find that somehow I have gotten onto the RNC mail list requesting donations. A letter from John McCain states that by the end of his first term he will have solved all of America’s problems and the Iraq War will have been won.
Riiiight! Politicians think we are stupid…and maybe we are.
Tags: Bangkok, Iron Man, John McCain, movies, Street Kings, Thailand