There’s a fine line between a farcical parody of global politics, and the farcical realities of global politics. In 1990, Director Paul Verhoeven made a film called Total Recall and he thought it would be funny to spoof excessive government scrutiny by making his characters walk through a full-body X-ray machine when they entered the Martian mass transit. He thought he was making was satire of an Orwellian dystopia, but a mere 16 years later, the real life TSA made farce into reality as Americans bared the contents of their scrotums to TSA body scanners. Robert Shearman’s dystopian comedy Easy Laughterstarts out as a witty satire of an uptight Protestant Christmas, before taking a 180 degree turn in the Second Act and showing just how close the dream of “A perfect Christmas” is to a reality of a neo-Nazi holiday. Continue Reading at TheaterForNerds.com.
- @Sarge_RL3 @EchoTheSurvivor Oh I'll bet he gave her the "Old Popcorn Salt" later that night. If you know what I mean... 4 hours ago
- @HaireePotahh @SaucercrabZero Only as long as the next guy doesn't need shoes. Then you both own one shoe. #Nutshell 5 hours ago
- I'm re-watching the movie "Sky High". How can such a great movie not have a bigger following? Or a god-damned seque… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 hours ago
- The Can Can girls would not let me dress up in one of their outfits. Some nonsense about “It’s the middle of Park A… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 13 hours ago
- More fun at the @fiafny #bastilleday event today. #cancan instagram.com/p/BlQ59kkgwwI/… 13 hours ago