Scatology 101

I started this project on the premise of making a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy blog for an American Studies class. I know it doesn't really make sense but it did in my proposal.
When I started talking to fellow students (most of whom are 15 years younger), I discovered that most of them have not read the book, and have seen the movie. Most of them thought the movie sucked. Well, It got me pondering over the state of culture, literature and film. What I decided is; if American culture (responsible for Hollywood) was more open to reading, more receptive to reading things from other cultures, and more responsive to international film, not only would less crap come out of Hollywood, but less good stuff would be turned into cultural diarrhea. And thus I present to you the answer without knowing the question..

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What's Context got to do with it?

Well, let me tell you. I decided to watch "Alice" on the sy-fy channel last night. I have to admit I kind of liked it. HOWEVER.. It was 1am. Also since in middle school I read "Go ask Alice" and have never seen the Disney massacre of the original novel there were probably several things I found amusing that the average person would not. For example there were turbo charged jet powered flying pink flamingos to ride on. I couldn't help but draw the John Waters connection, which made me laugh entirely to gleefully. "Wonderland" was a casino.. HOW FREAKING HILARIOUS and anything with Kathy Bates as a big fat QUEEN.. also good stuff. So, if you have never seen a John Waters film, been to a casino or made fun of Kathy Bates I'm sure our disimilarities in context would harbor an entirely different review.

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