Themes in Law & Order SVU: Your tax dollars at work for you

Such a story Big Brother has for us.

So, Breitbart alerted us this weekend to a Writers Guild of America-East event in February, at which entertainment writers and other intellectual luminaries – including a communications professional from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – will meet to discuss the topic of “The Affordable Care Act: Comedy, Drama, and Reality – Portraying Obamacare in TV & Film.”

Yes, this workshop is about positioning Obamacare in entertainment narratives – series TV, movies – in order to embed themes about it in people’s minds.  The federal government is involved.  And, of course, money linked to George Soros is paying for at least part of this.  Outrageous, right? Continue reading “Themes in Law & Order SVU: Your tax dollars at work for you”

Holidays 2013: The ochre-toned movie edition

Have yourself a yellow little Christmas.

 

Maybe he's signing up for Obamacare. (Christian Bale in Out of the Furnace.)
Maybe he’s signing up for Obamacare. (Christian Bale in Out of the Furnace.)

I’ve felt for some years as if something weird is going on.  Thanksgiving hits, and all these dark, depressing, ochre-hued movie trailers start popping up on the tube (which is what brings me my football, and therefore must be turned on).

I know that this is because films are being positioned for the Oscar nominations.  Don’t bother explaining it to me.  My point is that it seems really out of sync with the spirit of the holidays.  It makes you wonder Continue reading “Holidays 2013: The ochre-toned movie edition”