The Australian Dept. of Immigration yesterday refused entry to Soop Dogg because he was deemed to be ‘not of good character’. Okay fine, we all know he’s a bonehead, but within the last three months both Condi Rice and Dick Cheney have been here, so how about showing some consistency eh?!
Since I have neither cable television nor a life, I’ve taken to buying DVDs of old crap. My collection includes Dragnet, the Cisco Kid, the Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza, among many other TV shows as well as movies. Which brings me to my point; the other day I was watching Jack and the Beanstalk with Abbott and Costello** and was amazed at how real it was.
It’s starts out in real life and then somehow ends up as a fairytale, but I’m not sure how because I went and made a sandwich. Anyway, the real life bit was even more bizarre than the fairytale. It starts off with this guy who comes to take his girlfriend out, but the girlfriend couldn’t get a babysitter for, I think, her brother. So the guy says "Screw this, call the employment agency, we’ve got to get to the movie".
So she picks up the phone and the scene changes to the dimwits (aka Abbott and Costello) pulling up outside the employment agency with the skinny one telling the fat one he needs to get a job. As they walk inside the receptionist is on the phone and they overhear her saying "Sorry, we don’t have any babysitters". Now the skinny one (I’ve never bothered to find out which one is which because I’ve always hated them) says to her "Hey, my friend here is an experienced babysitter!" The receptionist tells the woman on the phone that all is saved, she has someone and she’ll send them around straight away. She then hangs up and asks them to fill out a form.
In case you got bored (like I did while watching it) and missed some of the plot, let me paraphrase it for you. Two guys in their mid forties walk into an employment office late at night and the receptionist, who has never seen them before, gives them the address of a kid who has been left on his own in Los Angeles and sends them around to ‘look after him’ .
Ah for the good old days where you could just leave your kid with any pair of old queers who just happened to show up.
** for those unfamiliar with Australian politics, the deputy leader of the Liberal party (our present government) is a guy called Peter Costello. This guy will most likely succeed John Howard as leader, thus making it feasible that he will one day be Prime Minister. Now his close ally from University days, and a senior member of the Liberal party is a guy called Tony Abbott. So yes, there is a very likely possibility that Australia could, in the near future, be run by Abbott and Costello. You can’t make this shit up!
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