Sunday, April 09, 2006

Editorial: Hollywood is behind the Iraq War

Some will tell you the Iraq war was about Democracy. Others, Oil. This, however, is the REAL reason.

The American movie industry thrives on war films. Some estimates put the average box office yearly war-movie takings at as high or as low as 16.84 billion Mongolian Dinars.

However, pretty much all important 20th Century wars have been filmed to death already (pun intended). Hence the need for a 21st Century war.

Yes, Indeedy

As any film buff will tell you, Vietnam movies kick ass. Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket etc. What better war to start, therefore, than another extended pointless guerrila combat. Just as the previous Iraq war was exerable movie material, because it was short and the US won,the current one will be excellent (lengthy + unwinnable = good film).

In ten years, the movies will appear. People will sit and eat popcorn and watch, and those fat cat hollywood producers will be laughing all the way to the bank.

Various US governmental officials, Iraqi insurgency leaders and Hollywood film executives were unavailable for comment as of this morning.

1 Comments:

Blogger Christopher Willard author of Garbage Head said...

And nice picture of Barbara Streisand! Is she washing her hands or what?

12:42 PM, April 12, 2006  

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