Hey Ben, do you watch The Venture Bros on adult swim? I get the feeling that would be right up your alley. Talk about pop-culture porn… You really need to see the “Dia de los Dangerous” episode, which is built around a fantastic Scooby-Doo parody. (Think Daphne as Patty Hearst and Shaggy as Son of Sam.) I’m not usually enamored of Hanna-Barbera parodies, because it’s just too easy. But they really stick the landing.
Wow, I feel like I’m in some sort of seminar.
Just so you know, there is a tie-in with James Woods & 9/11. He had taken the Boston to LA flight (I forget the numbers) shortly before 9/11 and I think the story goes that he saw someone fitting the profile, if you will, doing some suspicious stuff (I’m forgetting details–sorry). In retrospect, it absolutely would appear to have been a “test run”. But, he reported it and the CIA or FBI knew about it, yadda yadda, so I think James Woods strongly believes that he could have prevented 9/11 single-handedly if people would have just listened to him. I saw him tell the story on Leno and Letterman I believe.