You know that freak show where Dino does spoofing his own image as a part of the insanity of the early sixties. Which is a part of the process, since we need to recall
Like Sinatra, he could not read music, but he recorded more than 100 albums and 600 songs. His signature tune, "Everybody Loves Somebody", knocked The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" out of the number-one spot in the United States in 1964. [ cf. Wiki Entry on Dean Martin]Where we look at both the scary thot that musical illiteracy was an important part of the sixties culture, and that in the Kultur Kampf defeating the fab four was one of those important things.
But, if we are to buy the Rat Pack Mythos, of good boys having good male bonding ritual times, then we need to deal with whether or not these are actually 'sixties characters' the sort of Evil Ones whom we are suppose to oppose for their, well, godless communism, as they are clearly Red Hollywood Puppets. Or are they suppose to be our standard bearers of the true america?
Yet, when you start checking into the
Girls, Gags And Gadgetsyou also notice the ideas like
[ cf The Silencers ( The film at wiki ) ]
..an evil organization called "BIG O" (the Bureau for International Government and Order)as a part of the problem space. If our godless federal government is keeping super secret spy agencies like ICE, Intelligence Counter Espionage, we are back into the problem of excessive governmental interference in the free market. Whereas in Our Man Flint we have a responsible free marketeer, who is no longer crushed by Z.O.W.I.E. (Zonal Organization for World Intelligence and Espionage) one more of those horrible blue helmeted one worlder groups that is fighting some nice decent free market group, like Galaxy, that has been utilizing Utopian Mad Scientists to take over the world with products that consumers really want!
( op cit )
Yes, I am going to go there. Try to remember that these problems about what majikal powers the government should have in itself, and which it should be hiring from the free market are still a part of our current problem space. You do remember
The JBS is a cosponsor of the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference.So any of that effort to retreat to the myths that
[ cf. The John Birch Society ]
In 1962, Buckley denounced Robert W. Welch, Jr., and the John Birch Society, in National Review, as "far removed from common sense" and urged the GOP to purge itself of Welch's influence.we are suppose to be safe, because the NRO is watching.... may not be working as well as we would prefer. But who can give up this tasty morsel of the moments of the past:
[ cf. William F. Buckley, Jr. ]
The JBS was moderately active in the 1960s with numerous chapters, but rarely engaged in coalition building with other conservatives. Indeed, it was rejected by most conservatives because of the Welch's conspiracy theories. Ayn Rand said in a Playboy interview that "What is wrong with them is that they don't seem to have any specific, clearly defined political philosophy... I consider the Birch Society futile, because they are not for Capitalism but merely against Communism."Yeah - you gotta love that, why of course Rand was the hippist of the hip.
(op cit John Birch Society)
We could of course take the other track and wander around the questions and concerns about the usual horror of how red hollywood was always a part of the red hordes. It would be argued down that line, that the Matt Helm films were built on orders from the Peking Pay Masters to undermine the fighting will of our American Americans who were bringing freedom everywhere, until Richard M. Nixon opted out of winning in south east asia, since he had run as the peace candidate in 1968. Which as true fans of Matt Helm will note is when there is a serious shift from the fluffy fru-fru go-go boot dancing approach to an effort in The Wrecking Crew ( the film ) that the movie should have like a plot, and characters, and development, and progression. But do americans still need to deal with the problems of Sharon Tate, and the Charles Manson Cultists, and how if only americans had been more american, then there would have been no Mansonites!
Now tell me again, you do not agree with Charles Manson, and that the Beatle's Music is sending special messages about Helter Skelter, and the race war that is coming? Now wasn't one of the lessons that we were all suppose to learn was how the IslamoCryptoWhomEver are trying to kill off our white christian americans? Or would this be a bad time to remind folks about
Patti Tate confronted David Geffen and board members of Geffen Records in 1993 over plans to include a song written by Charles Manson on the Guns N' Roses album "The Spaghetti Incident?". She commented to a journalist that the record company was "putting Manson up on a pedestal for young people who don't know who he is to worship like an idol."Since, well gosh, once again those Ferrign Devils are trying to send Ferrign Devil Messages to corrupt the moral fiber of all american americans.
[ cf. Sharon Tate ]
Then again, maybe a core part of the problem here is resolving which sixties we are still winning which wars against? Given the complete vacuousness of the Matt Helm character, and the sort of air headed bimbo's who play with him, was there any doubt that the nation was on the verge of a radical feminist clique? That and a bunch of mindless jocks trying to explain that they just did not see what girls were all upset about.
Yeah, that would be the safe route out, eh no? Where we talk about how radical feminism went off the rails with a post-surrealist leap into painting all sorts of things 'feminist this, feminist that' and suddenly we can talk in terms of a feminist epistemology being outside of the scope of any other forms of epistemology. Why yes, that would be a simple path to HanoiAnnie Coulter. Since we could then step in and show how the whole feminist epistemology allowed her the working space to be able to be, well, gosh, the precursor of the new and improved JBS. And gosh, why yes, now that you mention it those Stab Our Troops in the Back at the NRO did drop her like a hot potatoe for her position that we were in a holy crusade and should be christianizing all of IranqIstania. But since the NRO was not as gooder with dealing with the JBS the last time around, maybe the scary is still hiding out there?
Why yes, it still is. The other part of the scary path is that realistically HanoiAnnie Coulter got her big break in the biz because of the evils of the Fairness Doctrine, where media punditry needed to have some sort of opposition to the typical white male liberal persecutors of everything. So what would be a better spoof of spoofing the intention of the Fairness Doctrine than a crazy blond bimbo who is willing to show that simply because a bunch of RadFemiSmurfSaucies thot that giving women the right to vote, and other dangerous radical left wing agenda items, was not a gooder enough reason that women should actually become engaged in that whole failed enlightenment era thing!
Yes boys and girls, the truly worst part of the evil of the Matt Helms series of Lounge Lizard Spoofies is that they offer us the nightmare of the truly scary sixties as most folks were not willing to really look and/or think about. Having done some background reading on Dino, it is interesting that he was willing to learn from the pro's in The Young Lions so there are parts of whom Dino really is that would have done better IF they had become a part of the actual media circus of the time.
That would have been a very different story line, now wouldn't it? The story of guys who are trying to make ends meet, and are trying to bring the art and craft to their work style. Why that would sound like some sort of Red Communist Propaganda about how the working class could rise in the world to make something of themselves. Rather than that the goal of the game was to simply slowly but surely drink yourself to death.
The scary part of the sixties rests not really with the horror that there was an FSM at BeZerkLey that was scary and frightening, but that they are still around Free Speech Movement Archive with the scary thot that maybe people should really be involved. Maybe the scary thot there folks, is that 20 years on The Big U would be the break out product for Neal Stephenson. That we would move from tragedy to farce so quickly. Or worse yet, that we keep opting for the spoof of farce for fear of getting bogged down again.
No. The scary part of the sixties remains the Silent Majority. The nice people who were going along to get along. The nice people who wanted to have that simple nice life. The do not rock the boat types who were not willing to worry about things. They knew that those Filthy Hippies were the problem. For the big funny here, let us try to recall folks that a lot of those nice martini drinking democrats who were holding down good jobs were also a part of that wonder land of HELL. These were folks who would chide bankers for the'3-6-3' rule -
The 3-6-3 rule describes how bankers would give 3% interest on depositors' accounts, lend the depositors money at 6% interest and then be playing golf at 3pm.and for our slow readers yes this was a part of the culture of the post-crash era. Unfortunately the myth was taken for some sort of gospel.
[ cf. investopedia: 3-6-3 Rule ]
Like so many of the things that made the world of the silent majority bubbly wubbly, they were not really things that folks thot about, or even took the time to want to understand. They were just complex, stuff that was left to Policy Wonks and other types of nerds.
And guess what. There were folks willing to put the game on. National Journalism Center was founded in 1977 to create a conservative journalism. What? there are like brands of RadicalFemiSmurfNaughtie brands of Journalism? And yes kids, this is the crew that 'taught' our friend HanoiAnnie Coulter. Then there is The Center For Individual Rights, which was incorporate in 1988, and was a place for HanoiAnnie to deal out some litigation, when she was not working on publishing through Regnery Publishing which, since 1993, has been a division of Eagle Publishing. You remember them, they were the guys fronting those rent boys acting as journalists who tossed softball question at a president prior to Obama....
So you gotta respect a girl willing to make do in the entertainment industry as best as she can with a few of her mob friends. I mean, shuckies, who can forget those fun filled days when she valiantly fought off the horrors of the Hard Radical Left WINGERS! You know the NRO, who were engaged in Jack Booted Brutal Censorship of her works. Then there is the question we all have to wonder where this comes from:
In August 2005, the Arizona Daily Star dropped Coulter's syndicated column citing reader complaints that "Many readers find her shrill, bombastic and mean-spirited. And those are the words used by readers who identified themselves as conservatives."I am just SHOCKED! Shocked I tell you! That the Godless Red Communist Front Organ the Arizona Daily Star would be so clearly a red front agency of godlessNeff.
[ cf. wiki on Ann Coulter ]
One also has to worry about the scary part:
Coulter has been engaged several times, but never married.since clearly if she were a decent and proper all american type, then shouldn't she have married and settled down by now? You know, following all of that clearly biblically literal biblical literalisms about the role of women in our new america? Things that would follow from the american history that should have been?
( op cit )
Before we bail out, one of the questions that folks really should be looking at, is the failure to find useful work for guys like Dino. He and the rest of the cigarette smoking, boozers, would make the failed mockery of manhood that too many would believe. Thus destroying not merely the role of the feminine, but dehumanizing all of humanity. That, tragically, is what lead to all of the failed branches of flatulence laden feminisms right straight up to HanoiAnnie Coulter, Sarah Pallin, and all of the rest of the post-rationalist.
While there is no going back to remake those Helms Movies - and god save me if the threat that anyone will remake them comes true - but hopefully now we can see WHY we must stop them before they destroy what is left of america.
( Five Easy Pieces )