Showing posts from December, 2013

Mutatis Mutandis Part I

Christmas Eve in Small Town America, a rural supermarket decorated kitschy Christmasy (lots of Christmas lights, garland). An entire wall of Twinkies can be seen. Baby it's cold outside (Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews version preferred) is playing at a slightly off/slower speed in the background. (If this cannot be secured, a similar Xmas song can be substituted.) Rose is a spark of possibility that shines through her average clothes, hair, and dialect. She speaks with a southern accent. Alex (female) has an English accent, well dressed, confident. She is the spark ignited. Lights come up low, focused on Rose.
Rose rests one hand on her face, elbow on the counter, eyes heavy, she's having difficulty staying awake. Rose addresses the audience initially. ROSE Death can change your life. (pause) I had a husband, a home in the suburbs, and a job at the supermarket. Everything was perfect. Then she fell from the sky, and walked into my life.  Lights up, and a Mrs Groscul, …

Iggy Azalea and The Other Famous Immigrants that America Loves.

The immigration debate in America appears to have been re-ignited by the recent import of children in South America to immigrant camps near the border. Immigration had seemed to die down after the 2008 recession that sent many immigrants of the Bush era packing. However, back then, many Americans were vehemently against immigrants. Asked to describe one, they would describe someone from Mexico. Never would they argue to deport William Shatner, or Michael J. Fox. Think Shania Twain is from the south, think again. Hell, half the cast from Walking Dead are foreigners, and if you haven't figured it out yet, House, isn't an American doctor in real life (our crappy health-care system doesn't have doctors that good). They're all immigrants: Jack Bauer, Christ, James Cameron, Trinity from the Matrix, yep, you guessed it.... all despicable fence jumpers here to raise your taxes and live off food-stamps. Who ever asked them to come here anyways? Aren't they just stealing REA…