"Bawling about Columbine" German DVD cover


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Average Guy
July 2, 2003, 01:27 PM
It's crass, tasteless and really irks me.

http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0000916TJ.03.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

...and to think that I was once proud of my German heritage...

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Cosmoline
July 2, 2003, 02:25 PM
That pretty much sums up 99% of the European reaction to BFC. They loved it because they love the notion of Americans killing each other. It makes them feel superior. I've been debating with Europeans since that film came out, and that's the sense I get from most of them. After all, our firearms are no direct threat to them. Nor is there any reason they should get worked up over some crime problem in the US. They need to feel superior, and deep down they are jealous of American power.

MicroBalrog
July 2, 2003, 02:26 PM
Reason number 2 never to move to Germany.

Tamara
July 2, 2003, 02:29 PM
Not to sound too terribly crass or anything, but I'm supposed to be concerned what the artsy set in Deutschland thinks about me why, exactly?

My best friend recently discovered that, once his American citizenship is awarded, under the new German laws, he will lose his German citizenship. His response to the news was eloquent, if laconic; something along the lines of "Oh, well..." ;)

Skunkabilly
July 2, 2003, 03:13 PM
My best friend recently discovered that, once his American citizenship is awarded, under the new German laws, he will lose his German citizenship. His response to the news was eloquent, if laconic; something along the lines of "Oh, well..."

Do we know him?

Cosmoline
July 2, 2003, 03:21 PM
We should ALWAYS keep one eye on the krautlanders. We didn't, and it cost us dearly twice in the last century. Even in their current "love parade" incarnation, they are still a potential threat.

blades67
July 2, 2003, 03:33 PM
We should ALWAYS keep one eye on the krautlanders. We didn't, and it cost us dearly twice in the last century. Even in their current "love parade" incarnation, they are still a potential threat. :rolleyes:


Muslim extremists and the North Koreans are a threat, not the Germans.

Skunkabilly
July 2, 2003, 03:37 PM
We should ALWAYS keep one eye on the krautlanders.

No German ever tried to take away my 2nd and 4th Amendment rights.

Cosmoline
July 2, 2003, 03:41 PM
They darn sure tried to take away our fathers and grandfathers rights! I like some of them, but man I don't trust them. The Japanese wanted to force us into giving up our Pacific possessions. The Germans wanted to rule the damn world!

Gunhead
July 2, 2003, 03:53 PM
It has nothing to do with german heritage, the film is marketed in many countries with this poster... :rolleyes:

And for example in my country there is quite a debate about the movie...

So, how about dumping this stupid german bashing? :barf:

Sven
July 2, 2003, 04:05 PM
Agreed. Let's focus our attention on Michael 'fantasyland' Moore, not the Germans.

cordex
July 2, 2003, 04:07 PM
Agreed, Gunhead.

This is marketing by MM and company. If it were sold with this cover in America, would all Americans suddenly be scum and untrustworthy?

Feh.

Congrats to your friend, Tams. And congrats directly to said friend if he reads this.

Cosmoline
July 2, 2003, 04:14 PM
Maybe it's just me, but anytime anyone mentions the need to defend "German heritage," I start loading the high-caps.

But you're quite right--Moore is the current threat. I'm cautiously optimistic that after the big fanfare of BFC, there's a backlash growing against him. I can't be sure, but I think I've been detecting one on the net, even among his fan base. He is hard to take, even if you agree with him.

Average Guy
July 2, 2003, 04:33 PM
Muslim extremists and the North Koreans are a threat, not the Germans.

And what do you think the fastest-growing immigrant population in Europe is? Hint: not Koreans...

Well, I love Germany and I still have family there, but I don't dig the politics. 'Nuff said.

Justin
July 2, 2003, 04:59 PM
Michael Moore is the skidmark in the undies of American pop culture. :barf:

mussi
July 2, 2003, 05:12 PM
Although a good friend of mine working in a bookstore had to stock the movie, he made sure only the US version was available, with the US cover, which seems to be less aggressive.

Although, if Michael Moore tried to cross the road when the lights on my side switched to green and then a trucker would flatten him, I'd just cite an infamous director of some Swiss institution "The lights are green, you have to accelerate yourself." in front of the court if I were called as a witness. This guy needs a good US Marine Corps boot camp to straighten out his liberal brain.

Strings
July 2, 2003, 05:25 PM
>This guy needs a good US Marine Corps boot camp to straighten out his liberal brain.<

Wouldn't a good USMC boot placed properly do a better job? :neener:

T.Stahl
July 2, 2003, 05:47 PM
Some people seem to forget that:

a) Michael Moore is American, not German.
b) "Bowling for Columbine" is a commercial movie.
c) The purpose of that movie is to make money, lots of it, taken out of the pockets of simple minded people.

Desert Dog
July 2, 2003, 06:26 PM
The purpose of that movie is to make money, lots of it, taken out of the pockets of simple minded people.

...and it seems to be working... :scrutiny:

Mike

BryanP
July 2, 2003, 10:22 PM
Muslim extremists and the North Koreans are a threat, not the Germans.

To quote Tom Lehrer's song "MLF Lullaby",

"Once all the Germans were warlike, and mean,
But that couldn't happen again.
We taught them a lesson in 1918,
and they've hardly bothered us since then!"

Tommy Gunn
July 2, 2003, 10:53 PM
Its not so much a "European -vs- American" struggle as it is a "Socialist -vs- American" struggle.

Remember that Michael Moore and his ilk are right here.

Cosmoline
July 3, 2003, 12:24 AM
We should send Moore and his ilk to Germany or France.

Bowlcut
July 3, 2003, 12:57 AM
you know ive never seen that movie....and never realy want to. even illegaly downloading it doesnt spark my interests...

MAKOwner
July 3, 2003, 03:47 AM
I downloaded it one time. It's not as bad as you might think on the anti-gun front, but virtually the whole thing is skewed BS anyway.

No need to argue with people, just point them to: http://www.hardylaw.net/Truth_About_Bowling.html

If they still say how great the film is then there is no need to argue with them, they are complete idiots.

GSB
July 3, 2003, 08:40 AM
I'll give the Germans a pass on this one. It's probably just their way of psychologically dealing with their own school gun violence problem < /sarcasm >:


One dead in Germany school shooting

A student shot and wounded a teacher and then killed himself on Wednesday at a high school in the southern German town of Coburg, police said.

Police said the teacher was shot in the thigh by the 16-year-old student.

According to a local journalist speaking on German NTV television, the student had entered a classroom at the high school armed with a pistol and fired a number of shots.

The female teacher was hit in the leg when she tried to take the handgun away from him.

Other students barricaded the door to the classroom and the teenage gunman then shot himself.

Germany was stunned in April last year, when a 19-year-old former student went on the rampage at a high school in the central city of Erfurt killing 16 people with a pistol before taking his own life.

Soap
July 3, 2003, 09:53 AM
Make money!? Ha! A good proletariat like Moore would NEVER want to make money and become one of the bourgeoise oppressors. :rolleyes: I have complete faith that Moore will soon distribute his accumulated wealth to the workers of the world like a good commie. After MM distributes his wealth I'm sure Rage Against the Machine will follow. *chuckle*

T.Stahl
July 3, 2003, 04:12 PM
We should send Moore and his ilk to Germany or France.

Can't you deal with them yourself?

HBK
July 3, 2003, 04:15 PM
I loathe Michael Moore. He represents everything that is wrong with the USA. He's a Socialistic hemmoroid on the ??? of the United States.

clem
July 4, 2003, 02:07 PM
EVERYONE needs to go to this site and take the time to down load one of the form letters and mail it in to the Academy Awards Governing Body.

http://www.revoketheoscar.com/

Let them know what you think about Michael Moore.

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