Thursday, April 09, 2009

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show...

A bitch is catching up on the latest Somali pirate breaking but sorta-developing so let’s get some awkward as hell interviews with emotional family members to fill time news.

I double-checked with my family’s resident pirate expert, C-Money. She claims that the Somali pirates tried to take the Maersk Alabama, occupied it for a spell, were overthrown by the crew, entered into some sort of negotiation for prisoner exchange but ultimately took the Captain hostage.

C-Money’s analysis – “Apparently they broke faith, but they’re pirates.”

I’m not sure if those are the exact details but it sounds pirate-ish to this bitch.

Anyhoo, the Navy is now on the scene and all eyes are on the pirate hostage takers.

A bitch’s prediction – the pirates will hold out as long as they can, so I anticipate a lot of awkward as hell time filler interviews in our pirate news future.

Moving forward…

Last night a bitch and C-Money got our documentary film watch on. We screened The Take (Avi Lewis Naomi Klein) and The Trials of Henry Kissinger (Eugene Jarecki).

I highly recommend The Take, which is about workers in Argentina taking over a factory that was closed down due to fubar economics. I found myself cheering in my couch-based area and fretting over the twists and turns of the worker’s struggle to gain control of the factory.

A bitch gives The Take four out of five fierce Afros.

I can also recommend The Trials of Henry Kissinger. I wasn’t nearly as familiar with Kissinger’s role in certain historical events as I thought I was…and this documentary has inspired this bitch to get my research.

This bitch gives The Trials of Henry Kissinger four out of five Afros.

Warning – The Trials of Henry Kissinger does feature a lot of Chris Hitchens, but he’s the political thinker Hitchens not the women can’t take a joke one.

Oh he’s still Hitchified but not so Hitched that one can’t watch the film for fear of a detour into the birth stories of the ancient gods…or random Kipling quotes.

Blink.

Toodles…

10 comments:

Dusty said...

Thank you for the movie reviews Shark Fu!

Dusty said...

Exactly how much Hitches? I can only take so much of that guy... ;)

Anonymous said...

I love how you characterize your reaction to Chris Hitchens. He's so smarmy/smart.

Adams said...

Right? I'm glad someone recognizes that that dude needs to come with a warning label. How many times has his mug popped up on a screen and you found yourself involuntarily groaning, " Aw, NAW..."

You never know which Hitchens you're going to get!

suiteSTL said...

I wish I had a priate expert in my family!

Lala said...

I may check the Kissinger one out, I don't really know much about him but I like history.

Rileysdtr said...

(cough - ahem? Hockey?)

Shark-fu said...

My nerves are fried and all I can say is...GO BLUES!!

More later...

Valkyrie607 said...

Christopher Hitchens is a complete ass but he's an entertaining and intelligent ass, so I find myself able to forgive him his assiness.

Thanks for the recommendations.

--eg said...

Love "The Take". I watched it in my gov/Econ class. "Life and Debt", about the negative effect of institutions like the IMF and the World Bank on Jamaica, is also really good too.