Run For the Border

Jason Lazarus, Entire duration of ‘Uncle Sam’s Answer’ fireworks package ($99.95), Independence Day 2007
An appropriate way to spend Independence Day was in a movie theater to see Michael Moore’s Sicko. (Really it was a feeble attempt to escape the annual bombing of South Chicago.)
Regardless of the explosions outside the theatre, I was captivated. I have mixed feelings about MM but he always makes me think and in the case of Sicko downright frightened. The fact that in the 21st century we live under the rules of a corporate-for-profit health care system and as a result so many Americans live without any health care is saddening.
Say what you will about Moore but this film certainly raises some awareness. Go see it and pray that if you’re an artist you have friends in Canada.


  1. Posted July 9, 2007 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    I must say you did have a difficult task, when choosing for the CoPA show.
    Can’t wait to see all the artists!


  2. J
    Posted July 10, 2007 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    “Uncle Sam’s Answer.” hahaha, that is perfect.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted July 13, 2007 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    as has been noted by others far wiser than i michael moores take on the Canadian system is a bit out.i live in Canada and we call ourselves artists[some use the term pornographers] and the medical system is not all that great.if it was so damn wonderful why do so many of my fellow citizens go to the U.S.for treatment they can’t get here in a timely manner.something to think about when praising socialized health care. i think a blend of private and public healthcare is the way to go.just my 2 cents worth. c.j.g. of eroticalee

  4. Posted July 15, 2007 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    You bring up some good points and certainly I’m sure there are indeed flaws in the canadian systems.
    I personally would trade a system of exorbitant health care, being cheated out of health care one paid for, or refused health care altogether for one that is flawed but universal.

  5. chris taylor
    Posted August 25, 2007 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    you got a friend in canada, vanographers are down 4 life

  6. Posted August 25, 2007 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    CT, I may show up on your doorstep with a IV attached my arm.

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