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Saturday, July 26, 2008

holy incompetence, batman!

we kid you not. andrew klavan (whom one commentor elsewhere wondered aloud if he was cliff klavan's idiot brother) writes in the wsj that awol is batman:

there seems to me no question that the batman film "the dark knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by george w. bush in this time of terror and war. like w, batman is vilified and despised for confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand. like w, batman sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries when the emergency is past.
at least the conservatives waited this time to see if the movie was going to be a blockbuster before co-opting it for their own agenda (they learned from cinderella man: wait to see if anyone actually goes to see the picture before lauding it as your own philosophy incarnate).

many, many other, better (at least, higher traffic) blogs than ours have already deconstructed the lunacy of this argument.

so we will content ourselves to point out two things: one, if awol is batman, using terror to fight terror, that makes osama bin laden the joker, and he's the one getting all the good press from the movie. there's even talk of a post-humous oscar nod for heath ledger; ergo, if bin laden is the joker, then we like him, we really like him!

and, secondly, if awol is batman, does that mean jeff gannon is robin?


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posted by skippy at 7:05 PM |

4 Comments:

unbelievable...did he watch the movie??? or is he just surmising this from watching an Ad...gee what a moron...
commented by Blogger enigma4ever, 11:12 PM PDT  
pow zam kabowee

they (the GOP) truly are cartoon characters of themselves
commented by Blogger Distributorcap, 3:10 AM PDT  
Mock Klavan, eh, Skip?

(Yiddish joke, you'll need to work for it...)
commented by Blogger Carl, 5:54 PM PDT  
Klavan's is one of the more obtuse readings I've seen of the film. Since when have Bush and Cheney ever taken responsibility for anything, let alone take the rap for things they didn't do? More importantly, the real world isn't a comic book, and they're certainly not near-infallible like most comic book heroes.
commented by Blogger Batocchio, 10:41 AM PDT  

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