Friday, May 26, 2006

An Inconvenient Movie

Al Gore's new movie An Inconvenient Truth was ripped by New York Times critic Tierney:

Tierney writes that a better title for the film would have been "Revenge of the Nerd" and notes that it based on “a slide show that he inflicts on audiences around the world, to no discernible effect.” Yet it will deserve an Oscar: “Getting anyone to voluntarily sit through 100 minutes of Al Gore and his slides is a historic cinematic achievement.”

He says the film is “not really true, and it's certainly not inconvenient for him or his audience.” Gore lays too much on the oil companies and the Republicans--and President Bush for not signing the Kyoto accords, when most nations that did sign “aren't meeting their goals because cutting emissions turned out to be so difficult.” And, anyway, “Gore's cinematic strategy for rousing them is to present doomsday scenarios and ignore the evidence that civilization may just survive after all. …But even as propaganda, the film is ultimately unsatisfying. Gore doesn't mind frightening his audience with improbable future catastrophes, but he avoids any call to action that would cause immediate discomfort, either to filmgoers or to voters in the 2008 primaries.”

For one thing, he “doesn't propose the quickest and most efficient way to reduce greenhouse emissions: a carbon tax on gasoline and other fossil fuels,” and also ignores salvation through nuclear power. “A few environmentalists, like Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, have recognized that their movement is making a mistake in continuing to demonize nuclear power. Balanced against the risks of global warming, nukes suddenly look good — or at least deserve to be considered rationally….

“Gore could have dared, once he enticed the faithful into the theater, to challenge them with an inconvenient truth or two. But that would have been a different movie.”

When will Al Gore just go away?


At 11:47 AM, Blogger Esther said...

LOL!!! This post was probably infinitely better than the movie itself. Lord knows you have a better sense of humor than Mr. Crazy As Loon Since He Lost The Election (which he still hasn't realized).

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

When will AlBore go away?

Probably when 'global warming' gets him. Or the ice age. Or El Nino.

At 2:25 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

lol..El Nino o yea I rememba that..ah let him team up with PETA for the sequel..lolz..Happy Memorial Day AC!!!

At 2:26 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Al seems oblivious to global warming patterns that have taken place on this planet long before man was even here.
At the very least, he could have mentioned the Medieval Warming Period or the Little Ice Age.
Temperatures have been gradually warming since the mid-1800s.
Shifts in temperature has caused mass extinctions in the past and made it possible for other species including man to evolve.

At 2:26 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Thanks too.

At 4:29 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

“Getting anyone to voluntarily sit through 100 minutes of Al Gore and his slides is a historic cinematic achievement.”

That's choice!

I also love Esther's Mr. Crazy As Loon Since He Lost The Election!

And AG also keeps looking more and more like an android on steroids. Maybe he IS on steroids?

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Warren said...

AOW said,
"And AG also keeps looking more and more like an android on steroids. Maybe he IS on steroids?"

Maybe he's really an android, abet, a stupid android.

I remember in 2000, someone was interviewing the presidential contenders. They asked, GWB and AG, what they would do if they weren't elected.

GW said that he would go back to his ranch in Crawford and get on with his life. AG said that he had spent his whole life preparing for the Presidency. He didn't really have an answer.

I hope he figures it out eventually. He's starting to act like Lyndon LaRouche, only nuttier.

At 7:51 PM, Blogger kevin said...

He's taking lessons from Carter, the era of respectful elder statesmen is gone forever for the Dems at least.

At 8:53 AM, Blogger nanc said...

he should have stuck with reading primers to toddlers on sesame street.

At 6:27 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Warren... I forgot about Al Gore's response. It does seem that he is incapable of moving on in life.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Dag said...

I'll try to post a scene from "Faking It: The Sentimentalisation of Everything" in which there is the most devastating report of Al Gore that I could (not) have imagined. What a climy peice of crap. I thought he was simply a talking manequin in a nice suit, but now I cringe when I see this creature.

Who would I rather vote for? Let's look briefly at the caandidate for el presidente in some village in south Chiapas whose slogan was:

"I eat beans, I drink beer, I killed two Guatemalans. Vote for me. I'm just like you."

I've certainly got more in common with the Mexican than I do with Gore, even if I don't drink beer.

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Dan Zaremba said...

Did I mention I actually like the idea of global warming?
I always wished for a beach-front house..ohh sweet dreams.
I am 15 miles from the coast.

At 4:30 PM, Blogger elmers brother said...

ag is an inconvenient boob

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Can you imagine someone actually paying money to sit through that?

I couldn't sit through one of his speeches if AlBore paid me $8.50!

At 8:51 AM, Blogger nanc said...

f.y.i. - o.t. - a.c. - freedomnow is now a contributor at autonomist.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Rioare...This is a claim that I would attribute to most Democrats. The policy of criticize everything and suggest nothing seems to be the platform Democrats hope wins them success in the midterm elections.


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