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March 16, 2007

300 Spartans – Where are They When you Need Them?

Filed under: Congress,Conservatives,Election '08,Entertainment,General,History,Iran,Politics — avoiceofreason @ 12:25 am

Last Row has a good post about this movie, and Iran’s reaction –

“The movie is an American plot against Iranian culture”.

Sorry , that sputtering was my choking at that last phrase.

The title is my reaction.

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7 Comments »

  1. I find it interesting that Ahmadinejad instantly identified his country with the enemy in the movie. We are truly through the looking glass when a nutjob like him can see that but so many in this country cannot (the debate over who the Spartans are supposed to represent is REDONKULOUS).

    Comment by lewdandlascivious — March 16, 2007 @ 1:00 am | Reply

  2. Lewd,
    You would presuppose that most in America are reasonable, however, that is not the case.

    You and I are exempt from that statement đŸ™‚

    Comment by avoiceofreason — March 16, 2007 @ 1:06 am | Reply

  3. great post title!

    Comment by Angel — March 16, 2007 @ 3:39 am | Reply

  4. Wow. Thanks for sharing that; I needed a good laugh today.

    I guess I just don’t understand how you go from Sparta to a metaphor for another place. It’s not like the Battle of Thermopylae did not exist; would the Battle of Marathon also be anti-Persian?

    Comment by theobromophile — March 17, 2007 @ 6:48 am | Reply

  5. Well, I’ve always admired the Spartans, who are actually pretty interesting characters.

    I know that your site deals with feminism, and from a historical perspective, it can be very persuasively argued that the taciturn Spartans were much more progressive towards females than their enlightened Athenian counterparts.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — March 17, 2007 @ 7:27 am | Reply

  6. Well, I’ve heard 300 compared to Bush’s “war of terror” (as Borat calls it) in Iraq. You can compare anything to anything. I believe that 300 is a metaphor for high school, the Spartans being the students. See?
    It’s all about personal experience on how you see things.

    Comment by Robby — March 17, 2007 @ 9:11 am | Reply

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