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Rest in Peace,
Cleveland - take your hat off
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 23:21.
After many years, I just saw The Full Monty again and what a different outlook I had on it today - I am older and have more experience - in Cleveland.
The Full Monty is not comedy - if you have lived in Cleveland, Ohio. The Full Monty would be keenly and painfully understood by everyone who lost their home in Cleveland and everyone who is unemployed in Cleveland, and - basically - everyone in Cleveland. And Buffalo. And Detroit. All across Michigan. In Southern Ohio. everywhere in America today.
We have become post industrial, jobless, Sheffield, England. Take a look at the Utube movie trailer - you will recognize the broken windows, empty factories, and community directionlessness...
Depressed, desperate, disfunctional.
With no comedy.
We need to take off our hats...
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