Monday, June 27, 2011

White man's burden

I was pretty sure we already had the Teaparty revision of the revolutionary period with Mel Gibson's "The Patriot" where Mel managed to liberate the American south single-handedly while making all African-Americans both free and isolated on an off-shore location known as "Sugar Tits Island".

But noooooooooooooooo.

James Patrick Riley and Jonathan Wilson, apparently undeterred by the limited success of the last entertainment venture aimed at Tea Partiers, have teamed up to make Courage, New Hampshire, a one-hour drama about Colonial America that premieres Sunday in California.


Montag said...

The thrilling story of two teabaggers dressed in polyester tricorn hats reenacting the agonizing process of creating New Hampshire's state motto.

"How about, 'be free?'"

"Ayup, that's a good'n. But, d'ye think it must needs a bit more glorifyin'?"

"Er, like, uh, 'it's good to be free?'"

"Nay, nay, more blood and gizzards."

"I dost doubt 'free tripe for everyone' will be very popular."

It would make for a wonderful Monty Python set piece. Too bad teabaggers have no sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

Cult piece for teapartiers? That ought to set the record straight.

Malaclypse said...

"I'd like to concentrate on some of the regular folk who made the Revolution possible," Riley said, and "mix the narrative tension of The Sopranos and the redemptive, heroic American exceptionalism of Frank Capra."

Yes, that Frank Capra.

jimmiraybob said...

I have to tell you, I'd just about sell the house to get a bit of the production rights to guarantee a scene with Paul Revere shouting "Wolverines! Arouse thee you noble Wolverines!" along his route....while ringing his bells and shooting his guns.

Now that's how to make a cult classic.

pansypoo said...

at least they didn't try comedy.

Anonymous said...

"Her and Palin." (Just take out "...and Palin" from the sentence and you'll see what I mean.)