Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 23, 2012, 10:28 p.m. EST by richardkentgates
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Any of you ever watched these movies?
I just watched National Lampoon's Vacation, again. I've seen it before of course but in current context, it had meaning that was not written into the script. This movie series is quintessentially American. It's politically incorrect. Packed with self deprecating humor, absurd punch lines, unlikely scenarios. It's a fun movie.
It's also perfect for making a point about the middle that seems lost on the extreme left and right that tugs and tears at the middle with disdain.
What example of totally socialist countries could you point to that could make movies like this? I can't think of any. Mostly because the culture for it just doesn't exist in Cuba or China, but also because there is no motivation to create something like that.
But, then I was also thinking... what good is a culture like unrestrained capitalism that makes such great movies if I can't afford to take my kids to watch something like that at the Cinema?
Working 40-50 hours a week at $13 per hour as an ATM tech got me an apartment one step above ghetto, a 10-25 year old car, utilities, groceries, gas, and I'm spent. An exciting time for my kids is buying clothes twice a year or going to ride gocarts once in the summer at the local amusement park. Now I'm back to cooking thanks to this awesome recovery and I can't explain with words the level of suck that brings to the picture.
Does anyone get the picture?