Sunday, November 08, 2009

The men who stare at Americans

Wired has a few stories on The Men Who Stare at Goats, the movie about an Army squad training in the psychotropic and paranormal arts. Wired's movie review's fair to say that the square peg of Alternative Special Ops is forced through the round hole of Hollywood narrative structure a bit too forcedly.

The source material really does justice to it all with the stereotypical pale weedy Brit of John Ronson fronting it and outdoing Sacha Baron Cohen's deadpan:

Wired also pull out the old yarn of an old CIA plot to purchase ten kilos of LSD, as well as another report on the spook stash of thirty to forty pounds of LSD. The current exchange rate for one pound of LSD is $55 million (according to BERL, one kilo of LSD causes $1 billion of societal harm).

All the same, it'll be good to see Jeff Bridges' Dude again, albeit Parallel Universe Dude.