My Ted moment occurred this morning when I took a nap at 8pm and woke up at 230am the next day. During that time I spent part of the morning watching the film “American Dreamz”, which satirises the current Bush administration and American’s obsession with American Idol. In this film, he President never reads the newspaper, the government goes to war for all the wrong reasons, and more people vote for a pop idol than their next President. However, that starts to change when a terrorist organisation sends their worst field agent, Omar, to act as a sleeper cell with his wealthy Arab relatives who later is picked to participate in American Dreamz; the president starts reading left-leaning literature or publications such as “Jihad vs McWorld” and “The Guardian” and becomes a guest judge on the final round of American Dreamz. The film also starts Dennis Quaid as a Bush-like character, Wilem Dafoe as a Chief of Staff who resembles Dick Cheney, Mandy Moore as Omar’s rival, and Chris Klein as the dopey Iraq War veteran.
After the finishing the film, I went on my merry way from NJ to Flushing, NY first by taking the NJT Rail all the way up to Penn Station and then taking the 7 line all the way to Flushing. There I met up with Kathleen and we went to eat lunch at a HKSAR-styled diner where I had beef & tomato spaghetti while she had some HK Sandwiches. Later we went to the Flushing Mall and Center to first buy bootleg movies, which were “Shadowless Sword” and “Election 2” and I treated her to some Mango shaved ice. We then left Flushing for 44th Street where she then treated me to some authentic Japanese food with Menus that contained cute drawings of seafood and sushi.
There I learned that Scott and her nearly broke up over a fight over his inability to allow her to hang out with her male friends, how much fun Atlanta was for her, and she still got text messages from Scott during throughout the day. On the other hand, I talked her into possibly joining the RONs club since its the only Azn Club on CAC, how my experience on CAC were more valuable than the three years I was holed up on Busch, and the fun I am having training Business clients in using Company software and vapourware.
Once dinner was over we walked around the neighbourhood, which was filled with diverse restaurants, and went to see the film “Accepted” about college rejects who form their own college to hide their problems from their parents. Scott called and recommended to Kathleen to watch “Invincible” but fuck him because I’m in control because I’m treating her after all. Lewis Black was great in the movie as Dean Lewis, acting as the educated, disillusioned, and blunt dean for the fake college. Overall, it was a mindless teen comedy about coming of age and building a worthwhile experience in college instead of letting familial obligations dictate one’s path there.
Now I’m back home and I’ve changed my ringtone to Kanye West’s “Golddigger”.