The Interview: 7:00-9:00-11:00

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So after all the hype, I can watch the movie right now on YouTube for $6 or go to a nearby drive-in and watch it after dark at the times shown above, in the comfort of my car eating a thawed-out egg roll  with a watery soft drink. Yes you read that correctly, a drive-in; the only working drive-in I know. Sort of fits in with the whole North Korean, in the dark ages kind of vibe. I do wonder if the whole commotion was a pre-planned publicity stunt from the beginning with Kim Jong Un promised a piece of the Kimchi pie for raising a stink.

I sided with the theaters for not showing this movie for fear of a terrorist attack of some kind. Imagine God forbid, if any disaster happens at a theater, the holy hell that will be raised by people decrying its showing if loved ones get hurt or killed? It will make the current street protests about crime profiling seem tame by comparison.

It is the new world we live in thanks to this country’s actions by politicians  that included ruining our economy and  invading a non-threatening country and destroying its governmental and religious structure, including torturing people, both guilty and innocent. And the only people that suffered as a result of these actions are the average citizens themselves. Now we have politicians and talking- heads dishing out this uber-fanatical patriotic nonsense about letting a two-bit psycho dictator tell us what to do falls on my deaf ears. If I was a country’s crazy leader and another country bestowed its blessing on a film that depicted my assassination, I would show my displeasure by some measure.

It’s only a movie…it’s only a movie. Let’s hope so. I wasn’t planning on seeing the movie anyway, so I really don’t care, except in this moment of “peace on earth, good will toward men”, I really really hope innocent movie-goers remain safe.

 

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About Alan G Billingsley

My career has been varied, including time as a newspaper deliverer, lifeguard, bubble gum maker, door-to-door detergent promoter, telephone book proofreader, short order cook, private employment agency counselor and owner, office and credit manger, infantryman, pots and pans salesman, Chinese restaurant cook, Chinese restaurant owner, public employment counselor, budget analyst, tax analyst, grant administrator, radio announcer, radio and television show host, disk jockey, automobile valet, child advocate, and now retiree. I've seldom been bored.
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