August 13, 2007
a marine, a muslim girl and youtube walk into a bar
On this coming September 11, one of my buds is setting out from NYC with one of her buds on a cross country road trip "in search of post-apocalyptic America." She's Qatari and her pal is an ex-Marine who fought in both Iraq wars, and their plan is to drive deep into some crazier parts of the country Borat-style in hopes of creating as many different punchlines as possible for the underlying, Odd Couple (who happen to be childhood friends) set-up. (You should subscribe to her feed.)
(Actually, considering that she really is Qatari and he really is a Marine, I guess it's not Borat style at all.)
The clip above is a semi-related trip to one of their long-lost childhood homes, which ended up some kind of meth-lab. I'll post more of them as she sends them in.
Posted by ebogjonson in screened, on August 13, 2007 3:39 PM
That looks interesting.
I've always wanted to do a trip like that with a multicultural cast, just to see how different people treat different people. I always wonder about all those rankings about "best places in the U.S. to live" and ending up in some semi-rural area that seems to be all white, and I always wanted to test those rankings: are they best places for people to live, or just white people?
Posted by: Ava at August 16, 2007 8:44 AM