Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SKAT-BOADIN' AIN'T NO JOKE

So, check it out. Gus van Sant decided that he'd use skateboarding to illustrate his point that those children in the "industrialized/developed/rich/western" world are so spoiled that they can spend all day riding around on wheely boards, while others in less fortunate countries suffer according to the statistics and facts that appear frequently throughout the clip. And for this reason, I hate him... because he's right, in a way.

But, one thing that didn't work in his favor is that the skateboarding (and its filming) is actually good. Therefore, I was able to watch the whole clip and ignore the fact that while I'm out skateboarding and dicking around with friends, other people my age are struggling to survive. "No, Gus van Sant, I am not ashamed of being a skateboarder":

1 comment:

Jacob Ireland said...

NIce post Vince, keep them coming.