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08 Sep

not_homoeroticA caller to Radio National’s Australia Talks Back tonight mentioned this. Do you recall who Silvester Stallone went in to bat for in Rambo III, that curious cultural artefact of the dying days of the Cold War? Yes indeed, he was rootin’ like all good Yankees were in them days for good ol’ Osama bin Laden and his fellow holy warriors! “The film depicts Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) on a mission to Afghanistan. Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna) has been captured while trying to supply weapons to the anti-Soviet Afghan Mujahideen, and because of the particular atrocities of the occupying Soviet army, only Rambo can save him. With the help of the Mujahideen, Rambo is able to rescue Trautman and eliminate the homicidal Soviet commander of that region.” (Wikipedia) Didn’t bother watching it then; guess I won’t now. Funny though, in an Orwellian kind of way…


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