Sunday, February 22, 2009

The real versus the phony tonight on television

The choice on TV tonight is reality versus fantasy.

American Movie Classic has "Patton" with the late George C. Scott, while one of the big three networks has the Academy Awards.

I'm going with someone real, versus a bunch of phonies who represent values out of sync with regular Americans. They are as real as their reconstructed breasts, lips and chins.

Hollywood got what it wanted with the election of Barack Obama and the upcoming closing of the Guantanamo detention center. But they don't have to live with the mounting mistakes of Obama's administration on the economy or have the terrorist detainees located next to their neighborhoods like some unfortunate state before Jan. 1.

So I won't be able to stomach the smirking and self-congratulating tone of the beautiful people. They got what they wanted. And America is the worse for it.

2 comments:

Tony said...

For years, I thought George C. Scott WAS Patton until my 93-year-old neighbor, Woodrow "Woody" Wilson, told me Patton sounded nothing like his screen counterpart.

Woody's right.

The genuine Patton had a sense of humor too.

Listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg_aBN6wE80

Tony
Tony Lyndell Williams

Kate said...

You know that old saying...."Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes all the way to the bone." Well, they might be 'the beautiful people' on the outside, with all their plastic and botox, but their ugliness sure does show through.