I am definitely looking forward to seeing Sicko.
One thing I liked about Fahrenheit 9/11 was the way Michael Moore kept his personal on-screen presence to a minimum. In Bowling for Columbine (which I also enjoyed) we see so much of him, and while it’s not offensive, it feels a touch narcissistic to me, and detracts from the issues he presents. I hear that Sicko is presented similarly to Fahrenheit, happily.
IMDB has this quote from one of the users (at once praising the film and warning that its contents may distress viewers): “…or Ron Paul could get elected president and as a former physician he might actually fix the system.”
That made me giggle, because I immediately thought of this man. Not exactly what I’d call a former physician who would be willing to “fix the system” except in the case of high-profile coma patients. Yecch. Ron Paul, on the other hand, I know nothing about except that Technorati usually lists him on their Most Popular tags cloud.
Last night I ate some heavenly enchiladas de espinaca with no explosively ill results. Sometimes I think Ulcerative Colitis must be a judgment from a higher power, since I love all kinds of food. (This would really make the case against reincarnation because it’s all happening here and now, unless I was a bigger jerk/foodie in a previous/future life.) But that thought flies out the window on good days and nights, when beer and beans mix and pass quietly. All part of the Ineffable Plan, I guess?
On the earthly plane, as I’m flush with meds, somewhat reliable health insurance and job security, I definitely fit this profile of “defending what I have.” That’s not good. But it’s the best I can do at the moment, other than supporting Mister Moore by paying for his movie rather than downloading it online. Although he seems to be encouraging that, last I heard.
Speaking of food (and er, not speaking of rats), I also would like to see this.