October 19, 2008

Waiting for the Red Dawn

"I looked into Mr. Putin’s eyes and I saw three things — a K and a G and a B."
-John McCain, October 2008

If you don't know of it's existence, "Red Dawn" is 1984 action film that is one of the wildest ever made. The plot is simple, Communists (or is the current buzz word socialists) attack the United States. Luckily for us, eight kids retreat into the mountains in Arizona, and thanks to great leadership by 80's superstars Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, they lead the resistance and go by the name "Wolverines."

If you haven't seen this movie, I would recommend watching it. It is a fascinating piece of 1980s cold war paranoia. And since John McCain and Sarah Palin keep talking about the Russians, a film where they are the blood thirsty invaders must be in heavy rotation at the campaign Head Quarters. The movie is full of red state policies, for example, if you don't support the "Wolverines", they will kill you regardless of if you are pro-America. See the scene where they execute a fellow "wolverine" who switches sides on them. Why? "CAUSE WE LIVE HERE!"

But enough politics, let's talk about why this movie is so damn ill. Check out this clip

1. 80's Swayze
2. In Red Dawn, all American youth have amazing throwing arms and accuracy for tossing grenades. Thank you little league.
3. The battle cry is awesome. I will now do it every time I do something that requires effort.

So next time I do the dishes, I'll look into their food encrusted eyes and yell "WOLVERINES!"

After discussing "Red Dawn" with friends for about a month now, let this post be the moment I work to stop talking about the film. wait, something that requires effort: WOLVERINES!

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