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Jul 23 4 tweets 1 min read
Watched that #TheGrayMan movie last night. Meh...harmless fun. But what irritated me beyond measure & made the whole "suspension of disbelief" almost impossible, thus ruining the experience, was the utter ignorance & impossibility of the Geography concerned.
You fly from Chang Mai to Baku?
How THE FUCK do you overfly Turkey, you ignorant American filmmakers?
You go from Berlin station to Vienna in minutes in a CAR? I'd like to see you try!
Prague seems to be just round the corner from Vienna, a 20 minute drive. You pillocks!
And then my favorite: Mjlet, my ancestral home and one of the most beautiful islands in the world, has a French Chateau on it????

Since the independence of the Republic of Ragusa was taken away by the French, I felt personally insulted.
Why Americans feel the need to constantly fuck with history and geography is beyond me.
The truth is always more interesting than what some asshole Hollywood screenwriter can come up with.

End of boomer rant.

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