Thursday, July 06, 2006

Mentally Ill Kim as Black Bart?

For movie buffs, one of the classics out there is Mel Brooks' 1974 "Blazing Saddles." It can't be watched on regular TV, since the Gods of PC have decreed that Brooks' scurrilous use of the "n" word --- of course, he's making fun of racism, you maroons --- is impermissible.

One of the great scenes is when the new Sheriff in town, Black Bart (Cleavon Little) gets himself out of a little fix by holding a gun to his own head.

Isn't this a little like Mentally Ill Kim ... er, Kim Jong Il, dictator of North Korea, and his treatment of that nation's long-suffering and now nearly starving populace?