Sunday, December 12, 2004

This Peoples Choice--More Choices Please

I have been looking at the Yahoo News feed on my sidebar for the last few days wondering what case the good folks at The Nation might have for voting for Fahrenheit 911 as the peoples choice for best movie. I finally decided I might as well take a look.

The Peoples Choice Awards are considered, among all the awards shows, to be the one which most accurately reflects mainstream public opinion in the United States, so it would be a big deal--at least on the culture front--for an avowedly left-wing film to win the contest. It would also help continue to establish political documentaries as commercially-viable products, which makes it much easier for small, independent films to find funding sources and distribution outlets.

Great. Don't vote for what you think is the best movie but rather vote to send a message about supporting independent films of social importance. Won't that make for impressive banter at your Manhattan cocktail parties this holiday season. It's the big picture you see, it doesn't matter that the film is a pile of misleading manufactured crap, we have got to support grassroots movements for change. The ends will always justify the means when it comes to the peoples best friends on the left.

If you want to go vote, here are your other choices for best picture.

Spiderman 2
I have not seen it, I understand it is not unwatchable.

The Incredibles
Never heard of it.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Shrek 2
Have not seen it either but I doubt it does anything to support grassroots movements for change and that is what it is all about with the peoples these days.

Supposedly they came up with these choices by polling thousands of ordinary American peoples. Bullshit.

Also, you might like to know that Michael Moore has urged the peoples in an open letter to vote for him. You can almost see him sitting at his computer, munching on cheetos and Dr. Pepper trying to figure out how to overide the one vote limit. Mel Gibson whose film The Passion of the Christ did not make the peoples cut for best movie, but is up for best drama, has not urged the peoples to do anything. I guess he just doesn't care about grassroots movements for change.

I can't wait for the broadcast, I am on pins and needles to find out who the peoples think should win for best smile.

This man does not care about grassroots movements for change.