Monday, June 09, 2008

Spike and Clint fill the Smooth / Hillary Vacuum

Wassup, Y'all!

First, ol Ty has to give Sister Hillary dap for finally exiting the stage in the fashion she should have last Tuesday. She hit the right notes, said the right things and now suddenly, the high tension politics that have been with us since both Smooth and SH announced their bids has vanished. Seeing the debate now framed between Smooth and Citizen McCain is pretty jarring since, 'Senator [McCain], you're no Hillary Clinton'.

The GOP has every reason to be worried about the viability of their candidate. That guy is Sominex with an Ambien chaser when he stands up to give a speech. Yes, that's a superficial view but tell me that won't be on everybody's mind when he and Smooth stand side by side on the same stage. That dude's free ride is over. It doesn't look like a fair fight to me and it surely doesn't have the electric drama that crackled between Smooth and Sister Hillary. Thankfully, a new slugfest has emerged that looks like it may be equally entertaining...

A couple weeks ago, I dropped a dime on Spike Lee's criticism of Clint Eastwood's two WW II based movies 'Flags of Our Fathers' and 'Letters From Iwo Jima'. Spike correctly pointed out that Clint featured no southside soldiers in either movie despite the fact that there were some present during the battle for Iwo Jima. Clint correctly pointed out that no southside soldier participated in the raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi and then pointedly said,'A guy like him should shut his face'.

Ol Ty's not sure what was implied by the 'A guy like him' part and neither was Spike who, when told of the comment, took it old school by saying that Clint ' not my father and we aren't on a plantation either'. Oh snap! Not the P-word! It looks like we've escalated into a hot war, y'all! Spike finished with a parting shot sayin' Clint was 'sounding like an angry old man'. Daaaaaaaang. Something tells me that Spike needs to watch his back for a few or he might wake up one morning starin' down the barrel of a 44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and gettin' asked, 'Do you feel lucky?'

Hopefully these two can keep this drama going for a couple more weeks before they kiss and make up until some real action kicks in between Smooth and Emperor Palpatine Citizen McCain. I'm already jonesin' for a fix and it's only been two days!!



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