Movies / Episodes to watch to put the current election into context

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Movies / Episodes to watch to put the current election into context

Postby ElectricMonk » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:03 am

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Re: Movies / Episodes to watch to put the current election into context

Postby Gord » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:25 pm

I suggest the 2012 movie Logistics. It's 51,420 minutes long. (That's 35 days, 17 hours.)

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:26 pm

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Re: Movies / Episodes to watch to put the current election into context

Postby Matthew Ellard » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:15 am

"Whoops Apocalypse" (1982)
Starring Peter Cook, John Cleese, Alexi Sayle, Barry Morse, Loretta Swift,

"The series details the weeks leading up to the Apocalypse. It features a chaotic and increasingly unstable global political situation in which nuclear alerts are accidentally triggered by malfunctioning Space Invaders machines. The naive and highly unpopular Republican U.S. President Johnny Cyclops (an obvious Ronald Reagan parody, played by Barry Morse) is advised by an insane right-wing fundamentalist security advisor, called The Deacon, who claims to have a direct hotline to God."

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Postby TJrandom » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:44 pm

Dr. Caligari .... the inmates are running the asylum...

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Re: Movies / Episodes to watch to put the current election into context

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:25 am

To highlight the absurdity of self seeking advantage and lies to further that mission, 2 currently running sit coms are Veep and Brain Dead. Sometimes reality negates the humor, but still some laughs.
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