Thursday, November 17, 2005

Jesus Is Magic

Last Friday (Nov. 11) my wife and I went to see the first showing of Sarah Silverman’s film Jesus Is Magic. I have to admit, one of the main reasons we wanted to go was the fact that we’d been to the live performance used in the movie and were hoping to get a glimpse of ourselves in the audience (more on that later).

And, as one can expect from all the advance press, the movie was great. The only problem I had was, I knew all the material so it wasn’t fresh. That, I guess, is the problem with any great joke. It doesn’t stay funny forever. Of course, most people won’t have that problem when seeing this movie.

And you should see this movie unless you are easily offended or so politically correct that you have had all the joy and happiness sucked out of your soul.

Sure, she is rude and crude and offensive and insensitive. But she is also a comedian and she is making jokes. Like she says, "I don’t care if you think I’m a racist. I just want you to think I am thin." Yes, her humor can make you squirm and can be shocking and border on offensive, but so what? It’s a joke, you idiot, and when it comes to Sarah Silverman no one is spared and no one is innocent, including herself.

So go see Jesus Is Magic. Laugh and think about what she is really saying.

And, if you notice a chubby guy with a goatee sitting next to a beautiful woman laughing their asses off, that’s me and my wife.

And not wanting to offend anyone, here are the last 10 songs played on my iPod:

1. "Mississippi" by Bob Dylan
2. "Cazzo di Ferro" by Lemonheads
3. "Fader Rules" by Superchunk
4. "Big Day Coming" by Yo La Tengo
5. "Mystery Hours" by the New Pornographers
6. "You Bet We've Got Something Against You" by Black Flag
7. "F.U.K." by Bad Brains
8. "Folks Like Me" by the Geraldine Fibbers
9. "High Roller" by Cheap Trick
10. "Louder Than A Bomb" by Public Enemy


Blogger FreeThinker said...

I saw "Jesus Is Magic" too, and I'm not sure it was OK to laugh!

But I laughed anyway.

And I think I saw you and wife in the audience shots.

Here's my post on the movie.

4:50 PM  

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