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Jackass

I saw it this weekend. You’ll get no tsk-tsking from me about the decline of civilization or any of that stuff, though it certainly provides ammo in that regard. I simply thought it was one of the funniest things I’ve seen in years. I laughed harder and louder in a theater than I can ever recall. It was stupid and juvenile to a point where the words lose their meaning. For all I know most of NR would be horrified by it. I know K-Lo would be. In fact, I can only think of two or three NR-nics who might like it, but I’ll spare you their names for fear of embarassing them. One thing I will say though, there’s little chance this movie won’t fall into the hands of 12 year old boys the moment it comes out on video or DVD. This is the Holy Grail of immature boys and I just can’t imagine it won’t pass around like pre-pubescent samizdat for generations to come. But man did I laugh when the guy ate the pee-snow cone.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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