I’ve never seen an entire episode of Duck Dynasty, so I did some research when all hell broke loose over star Phil Robertson’s controversial interview. Here is what Rachel Maddow had to say last month after airing a Duck clip on her show:
“That is from the reality TV show Duck Dynasty. I saw that one. It’s really good.
“If you haven’t watched it, you owe it to yourself to watch it just so you understand your country, in the sense that you need to understand what everybody else is watching. Duck Dynasty is a phenomenon like no other on the TV machine in America.
“Duck Dynasty is bigger than The Beatles right now. It is bigger against anything on TV. Some nights it’s up against American Idol which is on network TV, and everybody gets that for free. Duck Dynasty is on cable, but Duck Dynasty beats American Idol.”
From that, I take it that Rachel is a fan of Duck Dynasty. I would imagine that she admires the Robertson family’s stand on gay rights.
Asshole of the Week:
Fox News commentator John Bolton wants to see Edward Snowden hanging from a tree. Some of us would like to see John Bolton hanging from a tree — preferably by his stupid mustache.
In my ongoing quest to ensure that folks enjoy the holiday season, I hereby issue an alert to avoid the following movies, both of which can be found on Netflix.
Berberian Sound Studio (2012) If you visit the Rotten Tomatoes Web site, you will learn that 83 percent of professional critics give this pretentious piece of junk a thumbs’ up. Some quotes: “A work of art.” “Utterly entrancing.” “Altogether transfixing.”
If you make the mistake of believing these idiots and watch the movie, what you’ll get is a lot of close-ups of actor Toby Jones (below), who is described in his Tomatoes bio as “a man with a peculiar face and small stature.” There are also many close-ups of vegetables being squashed.
One critic got it right when he said, “[It’s] a movie that may whisper dark secrets into your ears at night, when you’re trying to forget it.” I’m still trying to forget it.
Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (2011) This is a good example of why some people watch only American movies. There is no polite way to say this: The Japanese are bat-shit crazy.
Like Berberian Sound Studio, Zombie Ass (above and below) features lots of close-ups. Close-ups of female rear ends. Close-ups of female rear ends farting. And doing worse. Much worse. Merry Christmas.
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