Maybe it’s just that I’ve got this election on the brain.
Watching Night of the Living Dead at Monster Movie Night earlier this evening, Ashley and I had the same thought at almost the same time: Ben (played by Duane Jones) looks and sounds an awful lot like Barack Obama, and Harry Cooper (played by Karl Hardman) bears some resemblance in appearance and demeanor to John McCain. It gave their argument over whether to stay upstairs or go hole up in the cellar a whole new dimension.
“The cellar’s the safest place!”
The cellar’s a death trap!”
“Oh yeah? Well where the hell do you get off raising taxes during an economic crisis?”
“I’m only raising taxes on the top 5% of wage earners! Why can’t the people who can afford it pay a little more, so that the people who can’t afford it can have a break? That’s only fair!”
“Sure, but how are you gonna cut taxes for 95% of the country, anyway? Only 60% of ‘em even pay taxes in the first place!”
“Wait a second. First you jumped on me for raising taxes, now you’re giving me shit over cutting them? It would be nice if you got your story straight, man!”