Michael Moore has reached the level of success and exposure where there are sites dedicated to hating him. There’s even a guy who wants to shoot a film called “Michael Moore hates America”. I don’t think he needs to worry about any of them being effective though, all they seem capable of is pouring out bile and insults and that favourite old phrase ‘liberal media’.
Just a few branched wanders away from blo.gs–
The Passionate Skeptic has found interesting commentary about the difference between French and American school meals and what it says about the two cultures.
Pixelforge wonders why we’re afraid of the chemical weapon boogeyman
The Daily Dystopian reminds us of the cowboy code
Rachel (or one of the other Gaggle of Girls) tries to Fisk Michael Moore, but just proves irony deficient.
The US midterms last year used electronic polling, which was great from a geeky point of view. But there were errors, a lot of errors. I’ve screwed up enough software to know that a few things will go wrong, more the larger the system. But, when most, if not all, of the errors are in the Republicans’ favour and so many of the companies providing the systems are owned by their cronies, you begin to wonder.
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I went to see Bowling for Columbine today. This is Michael Moore on top form, highlighting the lunacy of gun culture and raising other issues that aggravate the problem of violence. It made me incredibly angry, even though I’m on the other side of the Atlantic.
I’m currently reading about how the military weapons manufacturers lobbied and helped distort American policy just so they could keep on feeding at the trough, even after those policies were shown to backfire so horribly in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Perhaps the NRA is just the small arms industry’s way of keeping business flowing, arm them all and damn the consequences so long as the balance sheet looks good.
Michael Moore is in London to promote Stupid White Men and Bowling for Columbine and opening up to the Guardian.
The guy has been one of my heroes since I discovered TV Nation. He explains why that series isn’t going to return and how, rather than becoming complacent, success allows him to be more radical-
|But, he says, the money is about more than status. He leans close. “Back home we call it fuck-you money. OK? What that means is, the distributor of the film can’t ever say to me, ‘Don’t you dare say this in the interview or you better change that in the movie because if you don’t, you’re not going to get another movie deal.’ Because I already have my home and my family taken care of, and enough money from this film and book to make the next film, I’m able to say, ‘Fuck you.’ No one in authority can hold money over me to get me to conform.”|
I need some fuck-you money, where do I apply for fuck-you money?