Tragic Arts and Entertainment Fail

The new Steve Carrell vehicle, called “Space Force,” just launched on Netflix, with John Malkovich as a sort of brainy, socially dysfunctional Elon Musk character attempting to collaborate with Trump’s new space agency and all his dumb ass edicts and the most intellectually challenged of inappropriately elevated military types (Carrell), with lots of jabs at Trump’s idiotic and dangerous pronouncements and executive orders, but now that Trump is actually doing all of the above in reality, with complicit generals and horrified ethical ones speaking out, in the time lag between when the scripts were written and the current deadly serious moment, in a pandemic, in a race and tyranny inflexion point, the jokes just aren’t funny anymore. Because they’re not actually jokes. And watching it is just sad.

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Yvonne Owens, PhD

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I'm a writer/researcher/arts educator on Vancouver Island and all round global citizen who loves humans even though we're such a phenomenal pain-in-the-ass.

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