Thursday, May 18, 2006

I love stories like this, LXI

I wonder if they did the same for Michael Moore's film, Fahrenheit 9/11?

From the Drudge Report:
On May 24, 2006, 1,500 Beverly Hills High School students will be boarding 30 gas-guzzling buses across town to see Al Gore's new global warming film 'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH' at the Arclight Theatre in Hollywood, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Sarah Utley, a science teacher at Beverly Hills High School, explained in an e-mail to staff and students: "This field trip has been funded by a very generous alum!... You get to see the film for free!!!"

Utley would not reveal who is financing the school outing to mark the opening day of the movie.

"We need parent volunteers who can ride the buses and sit in the theatre," Utley said in her pitch. "The buses are arriving at 8:00am and will arrive back at BHHS by 1:00pm."

The film's urgent trailer warns: "Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced."

Insiders claim that Utley has annoyed some students with her instance that "global warming" is a proven science.

"She is obsessed with it," said one source. "Can't we just go see 'X-MEN?'"

I'm curious to see if Gore's film will be any more sensible than The Day After Tomorrow. I had the best laugh of the week after seeing that film: Art Bell and Whitley Streiber were credited with the ideas for the movie. If you don't know, Art Bell is best known for his late-night radio show featuring UFO and paranormal topics. Whitley Streiber wrote "Communion" -- about his alien abduction experience -- and the novel (along with Art Bell) on which The Day After Tomorrow is based. I know it's unfair, but I'm going into Gore's movie with a hangover from TDAT.

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