Monday, June 19, 2006

The President's Netflix Queue

Arianna Huffington (not my favorite blogger, by a long shot) had an interesting editorial on Saturday. Apparently Bush's great idea to create the world's largest marine protected area (the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Monument)came from watching a Jean-Michel Cousteau documentary. So, that naturally causes the question to arise, what else should we slip into the president's netflix queue? Ms. Huffington has some ideas, but really.... there are more.

  • The Great Dictator
  • Fahrenheit 911
  • Wag the Dog
  • Artificial Intelligence (Manhattan flooded by the melted polar ice caps...
  • The Truman Show (would he get the parallels to warrantless eavesdropping, I wonder?)
  • Monster's Ball (Okay it's not really the main point of the movie, but maybe he'd have to think about the costs of capital punishment for the people left behind
  • American Beauty (Surely THAT would make him rethink the necessary sanctity of the one man-one woman marriage.)
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • The American President
  • Dave
  • Gandhi
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

But really.... if we want to give him ideas, we have to go with All the President's Men -but we have to make sure he gets all the way to end.

And we really ought to come up with a summer reading list for him, as well. It's time for him to move beyond The Very Hungry Caterpillar, don't you think?

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