Planet of the Arabs

Official Selection at the 2005 SUNDANCE Film Festival
A trailer-esque montage spectacle of Hollywood’s relentless vilification and dehumanization of Arabs and Muslims.
Inspired by the book
“Reel Bad Arabs”
by Dr. Jack Shaheen

Out of 1000 films that have Arab & Muslim characters (from yrs 1896 to 2000)
12 were postive depictions, 52 were even handed and the rest of the 90O and so were negative.

Chomsky and Zinn’s Audio Commentary of LOTR

From McSweeney’s:

Chomsky: The film opens with Galadriel speaking. “The world has changed,” she tells us, “I can feel it in the water.” She’s actually stealing a line from the non-human Treebeard. He says this to Merry and Pippin in The Two Towers, the novel. Already we can see who is going to be privileged by this narrative and who is not.

Zinn: Of course. “The world has changed.” I would argue that the main thing one learns when one watches this film is that the world hasn’t changed. Not at all.

Chomsky: We should examine carefully what’s being established here in the prologue. For one, the point is clearly made that the “master ring,” the so-called “one ring to rule them all,” is actually a rather elaborate justification for preemptive war on Mordor.

Viagra SPAM Mousse

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Check out the pictures of them making the spam mousse.

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(Thanks to everyone who sent this to me)