by Scoobie Davis
As I was going across town, playing in my head was the song, "America Fuck Yeah" written and performed by Trey Parker. I heard it when I attended an advance screening of Team America: World Police. The film was crude, abrasive, Juvenile, violent, and it skewered many people I admire--I loved the film. It was funny as shit. I don't want to give too much away but a puppet did a bitchin' reverse cowgirl.
I also love advance screenings because I'm a swag-whore. I have some great stuff I've collected over the years. I was one of the first people in line so I received a movie poster. The screening was sponsored by FM 106 a hip hop and R & B station. They asked people from the audience to come down and do a quiz for Team America shirts and other swag. I went down even though I'm not much of a hip hop or R & B fan (my favorite station is Star 98.7). The quiz involved the DJ giving us a letter and we had to name a hip hop or R & B artist. I got "J" right when I answered Janet Jackson but I knew I couldn't win so I gave fucked-up answers. When the DJ gave me the letter "A", I answered "Alanis" (which earned me boos from the crowd). My consolation prize was two Team America wristbands.
Tuesday, I tried to sneak into the Team America premiere after-party but failed. I was bummed but I think I learned a lesson from the film: I need to be a better actor. That doesn't make sense if you haven't seen the film so go see it.