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The State of Evil

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Mar 2, 2003 | 5:53 PM EST

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What if George W. Bush had made the case against Iraq at the State of the Union Address? A satirical revisitation of W's speech on the Axis of Evil and the War on Terror.

1. It's about 10 mins long ... sorry plot development. If you have too short of an attention span to wait for the payoff, well it's your loss. You'll be missing snipers and Bambi's stunt double and a hard-drinkin Dick Cheney with a snowboard (oh my!) otherwise.

2. This is Political Humor. It is nuanced and involved. If you consider "Political Humor" to be an oxymoron, much like the phrases "Deafening Silence" or "Military Intelligence" then you're not going to enjoy this. Save your time and move on to another movie.

3. If you have the profession in your profile listed as "Terrorist Hunter" or you consider FoxNews to represent the zenith of journalism (and not another oxymoron), then you're not going to like this either. i don't hate you but surely you will have issue with me and this piece. Likewise, save your time and move on to any of the myriad terrorist shoot-em-ups, and jingoistic films on this site, so you can work out some of that misplaced rage.

4. If you're still here after all of those warnings. Good luck and happy watching.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice satire

Although I candidly disagree with your view of Bush and the war, I must admit I chuckled throughout the piece and loved the absurdity of the argument. Keep up the good work.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

not to be misunderestimated

Brilliant moral satire--almost feels like I'm reading a Kurt Vonnegut novel...almost. You do a good job of grasping and not letting go of the audience's attention for the whole ten minutes. Nice job of mimicking W's speech patterns too. Excellent overall.

Voltaire would be proud.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Bravo for a first attempt

I say Bravo. Not because I agree with your message. Just that you are saying it. You bring to the forefront of the viewers mind the morality of current US foreign affairs. The clear absurdity of Bush's premise is so much so, that it bounces the viewer between irritation and humor. Whatever it's purpose, the clip forces the viewer to conjure, at least for a moment, a more appropriate substitution, that reflects the logic associated with the action in Iraq. To the liberal it would be a recipe of raw imperialistic designs mixed with a pinch of pure mean spiritedness (Bushism, I am sure) for the perfect conspiracy. For the conservative, a righteous endeavor to free an oppressed and naive people from a dictator and themselves.

As for me I am somewhere between, where I think it is ok to kill for oil. I would prefer to pay for it, but if they are going to dick around, well, we have Rumsfield for that. I own two vehicles and cannot function without gasoline. I also know where plastic comes from and do appreciate the fact that me and mine don't die every winter because I have the energy to heat my home. I claim no moral high ground, so I guess you could say I am somewhere in the sea of shit that lies between the two safe precipices of thought. I am cool with that.

With that, I thought your piece thoughtful and interesting. You have forced people to realize that watching and listening to world leaders and events is meaningless without at least a brief, pensive, introspective moment. Again, Bravo.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Forest fires require trees, so trees are evil.

Best conclusion ever.


Rated 3 / 5 stars


More Bullcrap than you can fit in most movies! Twas funny, but a little on the boring side. Never underestimate the boredom of politics!