The World without Us

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    The World without Us

    Did anyone see the promo for the dvd on Pearl/World?
    On Monday?
    You could hardly have missed it as the fellow was going on about
    ¨The World without The U.S¨
    Some freudian slip this
    Anyway come Tuesday and guess what´s missing from the ad lineup?
    So I was wondering if anyone inadvertently taped the ad on Monday?
    Worth utoobing
    The World Without Us - Alan Weisman

    Last edited by kombuchakid; 18-02-2009 at 01:25 AM.

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    Mystery solved

    There was a heated discussion last night which almost resulted in fisticuffs, but the mystery, of us US wass solved.
    Once upon a time a fellow named Alan wrote a book ¨The World without us¨ [see link in above post]
    Then many years later an American decided to make a documentary ¨The World without US¨[being a non native speaker, he thought the one definite article per sentence was sufficent]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNIzuNMKADg&feature=PlayList&p=B295294D511 9F56D&index=0]YouTube - The World Without US (United States) - Part 1of9[/ame]


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    A particularly bad movie. Historically inaccurate and factually wrong.

    I did actually write to the producer (or was it the director?) telling him this, and he (surprisingly) replied to me. Among other things he said that he wouldn't do it this way, if he had to do it again.

    Now he is pursuing a project on China. Let's see what he comes up with.

    One thing I was wondering is how he got the money to do this. It's technically very good, and must have cost a bunch of dollars. I asked him, but he didn't reply.