Team America

Thursday, February 9, 2006

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I'm sitting here trying to work. I have my headphones on watching a Photoshop training video on the PC. I stop it from time to time to try what they are teaching on the lessons. Wayne is watching the movie 'Team America' as per my request because I never cared to ever see it (probably because I have always hated South Park and was forced to watch it every week when I was with my ex-husband who was a fan).
I can't help but hear bits and pieces of the movie and I'm finding myself conflicted. Part of me wants to laugh at it, but at the same time the other part of me (the part that is an American living outside the country and feels the need to defend my country's bad behavior) wants to be offended and annoyed by it. The side of me that wants to laugh is winning.
What's strange is that I'm well informed enough to get the jokes. A few years ago, I wouldn't have gotten the political part of it. I would have found the movie moronic instead of oddly clever (in a moronic kind of way). Now, I not only get it, but I find it funny. Although, as an American, I also find it embarrassing.
It's kind of like the fact that they show Jerry Springer here. I hate it and feel that the American government should ban such shows from ever being aired in other countries, so that international viewers don't ever assume that the average American is anything like the guests on that show. Maybe I should write my former congressman =)
I guess i should get back to work...



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