Friday, May 23, 2008

Cold War, Part Deux

Perhaps the Cold War isn't over, it's just halftime. If indeed we end up trading stern looks and spy photos with the Ruskies again, it appears that we'll have Indiana Jones to blame. MSNBC is reporting that the opposition Communist Party in Russia is protesting the new Indy film as anti-communist propaganda, decrying the movie as "low quality" and warning that it "would raise a smile if there wasn't a danger of drawing into its orbit teenagers who know nothing about the 1950s." Party member Andrei Gindos called stars Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett the "running dogs of the CIA" and suggested that they be barred from setting foot on Russian soil. You know, Harrison Ford did star in Air Force One as well, with Gary Oldman as a disgruntled commie terrorist, so I'm glad they're speaking out. I haven't seen the film yet, but now when I do I won't be duped into thinking that evil communists really did spend the 50s battling college professors for ancient crystal skulls with magic powers. That's almost as scary as the fact that Hitler almost got his hands on the Ark of the Covenant, which apparently was really God's holy A-bomb. Thanks for the heads-up, guys.


Rabbi Lars Shalom said...

the aliens have landed and cryied christ. 'aliens'

Michael said...

Dear Rabbi Lars Shalom,

Put the airplane glue down. That tube has a warning on it for a reason.


Someone Not Crazy

This is typical of the Russians. I bet they think the Holocaust was just an out of control clam bake.

The only propaganda the new Indy movie is covertly selling is the wonders of Geritol. I love you Harrison, but these kinds of movies can't be good for your sciatica.