These boots are not thick enough to wade through your
detritus, a nice way to say politics. Is everyone playing
Russian roulette; spinning face time with Jane Q, whilst
plugging it to John Q. Why oh why are any of you not
secretly gay? At least, for once, the haze would fade
the bambi look when asked: did you lie? Your ads
proclaiming your wife saintly; she must be, she
still smiles after the leftovers you serve her ~
Perhaps I shouldn’t have watched a political film before retiring to bed. I need to wind down, as we’ve a snow storm brewing (perhaps, they never know) and I man the fort this weekend. So, I shall blog these thoughts; the above poem spewed out impromptu, and a quick note on, Ides of March. Did you see it?
Movies in my house oft get viewed with ‘one eye’. The laptop is generally open whilst the movie runs, so I’m busy Googling random questions; tracking train of thought. A movie that actually causes me to back up, ‘rewind’, or close down the Mac, is indeed a keeper.
*** (possible spoiler to follow; ending is somewhat revealed)
I restarted Ides several times; had to backtrack midway; but was then sucked in for the last twenty minutes. The ending is what got me. It wasn’t a Hollywood ending (i.e. no tidy summation). The words of Gov. Morris are still ringing …”integrity..” the camera panning on the Senior Campaign Advisor, who wants for his camera spot; boom, screen fades to black.
Is this considered a spoiler? I reveal nothing regarding who is the Advisor; and quite frankly, we all fade to black together. I left out quite a bit, trust me.
Ides of March is based on the screenplay, Farragut North, which currently sits next to me. I skimmed it after the movie, cheating a bit to see how it ends. There is no way to even discuss the variances in story for I will spoil the plot line. Besides, skimming is about as good as watching with ‘one eye’, ergo, no intelligent contrast/comparison could be conjectured with partial information.
Where does that leave us? Well, as the poem reads, disgusted. What a dirty game gets played out on our field of dreams called America. Personally, why don’t we turn it all over to the person who will soon be ruling the free world’s “free time”, Mark Zuckerberg, is beyond me. If we hold the election on his platform, FB, we’d at least see the most votes cast, ever. ~