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(CNN)   "A Latino should have played the lead role of a CIA agent in the movie Argo", a movie that almost completely ignored the massive Canadian contributions in a daring scheme that rescued six Americans and was dubbed the "Canadian Caper"   (cnn.com) divider line 80
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2013-01-10 07:56:39 AM
everybody always ignores us. i watched that, and definitely thought that was missing
 
2013-01-10 08:03:41 AM
Johnny Depp set a better example. Several months ago, Depp turned down the role of Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa in another film. He said that the role should go to a Latino. I praised Depp at the time for showing that, besides being a great actor, he is also a person of character.

Oh Fark that. I like Depp a lot, but using that logic, his role of Tonto in the forthcoming Lone Ranger movie should have gone to a Native American.

And Ben Affleck got the starring role because the director - a guy named Ben Affleck - thought Ben Affleck would do a good job acting and that a movie starring Ben Affleck would get seats in butts in theater. Ben Affleck.
 
2013-01-10 08:08:24 AM

Krieghund: Oh Fark that. I like Depp a lot, but using that logic, his role of Tonto in the forthcoming Lone Ranger movie should have gone to a Native American.


That's what I thought, then I looked it up and apparently he's got a Native American ancestor.

Krieghund: And Ben Affleck got the starring role because the director - a guy named Ben Affleck - thought Ben Affleck would do a good job acting and that a movie starring Ben Affleck would get seats in butts in theater. Ben Affleck.


Yep, pretty much that. Normally I don't like whitewashing in movies, but this was clearly Ben Affleck just doing something for himself, so it's much more forgiveable.
 
2013-01-10 08:28:28 AM

Rincewind53: That's what I thought, then I looked it up and apparently he's got a Native American ancestor.


I'm sure that's the logic he used. I wonder if Massachusetts Republicans will buy it.

Krieghund: seats in butts

Heh. Is it obvious I hadn't had my coffee yet?
 
2013-01-10 08:33:04 AM
I am shocked - SHOCKED! - that a movie directed by Ben Affleck would also star Ben Affleck.

Maybe the Latino community should have pushed for a different director for Argo? Someone who would have made sure to put a Latino actor in the lead role. You know, like Ben Stiller, perhaps?
 
2013-01-10 08:49:59 AM
True; what's that Emilio Estevez guy been up to?
 
2013-01-10 09:40:40 AM
Shut up Canada.

God. Always trying to ride the other countries coattails.

When is the last time you people apologized for Celene Dion or Bryan Adams? Do that, and we'll talk.
 
2013-01-10 10:26:28 AM
I thought it was called "The Canadian Caper" in large part to distract people from the CIA's involvement?

/Didn't see the movie.
 
2013-01-10 10:28:45 AM
Sorry, this is Fark. Of course America is exceptional as always in claiming fame for things it shouldn't have. Canada planned and executed the whole thing, in spite of constant bungling by rich American white men.

/I'll come down off this cross when I'm good and ready.
 
2013-01-10 10:30:25 AM

FLMountainMan: I thought it was called "The Canadian Caper" in large part to distract people from the CIA's involvement?

/Didn't see the movie.


...Canada was not merely standing around watching events take place. The CIA was a junior partner

Interview with Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador in Tehran.
 
2013-01-10 10:35:11 AM
There are Latinos in Canada. You can tell them by their dropped Zambonis.
 
2013-01-10 10:38:12 AM
Canadians are so sensitive, the movie did talk about how much they did and the audience understood they put themselves in danger to accomplish this task. Not to mention all the banners at the end of the thanking the Canadians.

So in closing, take off ya hosers.
 
2013-01-10 10:38:36 AM
I wanted to see this movie when I first heard about it. I knew the story from years ago and I always thought in the back of my head how it would be a great movie. Then after I found out how much they butchered the story I figured I would wait til it came out on red box. Thank you Canada you rock now please take my whore ex back.
 
2013-01-10 10:39:43 AM
Because they look incredibly similar:

www.oyemag.com
imgsrv.mymoinfo.com
 
2013-01-10 10:41:57 AM

BronyMedic: Shut up Canada.

God. Always trying to ride the other countries coattails.

When is the last time you people apologized for Celene Dion or Bryan Adams? Do that, and we'll talk.


Life will go on but that cuts like a knife.
 
2013-01-10 10:42:38 AM
nachopolitico.com

Because revisionist bullsh*t lies sell tickets at the box office.

//F*ck you Afleck. Your movie sucks.
 
2013-01-10 10:51:27 AM
A Hollywood movie wasn't historically accurate?

What's next, retouched photos in Playboy?
 
2013-01-10 10:53:32 AM

FLMountainMan: I thought it was called "The Canadian Caper" in large part to distract people from the CIA's involvement?

/Didn't see the movie.


Mmmyep. It's not like they downplayed the risk the Canadians at the embassy took. The trouble is that Canadians enjoyed the credit received from the subterfuge as a point of national pride, and were disappointed to learn much of it was BS.

Also I'm not sure, but Ben Affleck may have also been involved in the casting of Ben Affleck in the Ben Affleck film.

I too was shocked to learn a guy named Antonio Mendez was hispanic
 
2013-01-10 10:55:43 AM
Affleck should have gotten:

cdn3.sbnation.com
to be
www.oyemag.com
 
2013-01-10 10:57:59 AM

BronyMedic: Shut up Canada.

God. Always trying to ride the other countries coattails.

When is the last time you people apologized for Celene Dion or Bryan Adams? Do that, and we'll talk.


We apologize for those two, and we'll even throw in Justin Beiber and Nickleback, now apologize for Brittany Spears, Nicki Minaj, Creed, and Eminem :)
/I know that there is a crapload more bands that can be added here....
 
2013-01-10 10:59:38 AM
* a crapload of more bands...

Gee, me fail english, guess it's not umpossible....
 
2013-01-10 11:02:10 AM

momojoboo: BronyMedic: Shut up Canada.

God. Always trying to ride the other countries coattails.

When is the last time you people apologized for Celene Dion or Bryan Adams? Do that, and we'll talk.

We apologize for those two, and we'll even throw in Justin Beiber and Nickleback, now apologize for Brittany Spears, Nicki Minaj, Creed, and Eminem :)
/I know that there is a crapload more bands that can be added here....


No because nothing you can do will ever make up for the shiatstain that is nickelback or beiber.

You're just sooooo sensitive Canada.
 
2013-01-10 11:13:50 AM
Oh fark all the Canadians biatching about this and I just read the differences are less than they led on:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Caper

Jesus, just omitted one couple because of money/time and a different city? What horse shiat.
 
2013-01-10 11:23:29 AM
It could be worse, your entire race could be represented on film by Adam Beach.
 
2013-01-10 11:32:40 AM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: It could be worse, your entire race could be represented on film by Adam Beach.


He's quite attractive though. Don't you want people thinking "those Native American men sure are good-looking!"?
 
2013-01-10 11:36:04 AM
just for the record the Canadian Ambassador who was behind the entire Canadian Caper is on record saying he doesn't mind the changes in the movie, because basically "well, it's a movie!"
 
2013-01-10 11:37:15 AM
Affleck played a Latino in Hollywoodland, therefore he is eligible to play a Latino
in anything from them on out. It's in the goddamn rules!
 
2013-01-10 11:40:18 AM
in a daring scheme that rescued six Americans and was dubbed the "Canadian Caper"

By who? Canadians?

Jesus, talk about little brother syndrome. Canada should make their national motto "Me too".
 
2013-01-10 11:43:17 AM

momojoboo: BronyMedic: Shut up Canada.

God. Always trying to ride the other countries coattails.

When is the last time you people apologized for Celene Dion or Bryan Adams? Do that, and we'll talk.

We apologize for those two, and we'll even throw in Justin Beiber and Nickleback, now apologize for Brittany Spears, Nicki Minaj, Creed, and Eminem :)
/I know that there is a crapload more bands that can be added here....


BS. Minaj was born in Trinidad, and Eminem is from Detroit, which we all know is a de facto Canadian city.
 
2013-01-10 11:43:35 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: in a daring scheme that rescued six Americans and was dubbed the "Canadian Caper"

By who? Canadians?

Jesus, talk about little brother syndrome. Canada should make their national motto "Me too".


No, our motto is "our big brothers a douche".
 
2013-01-10 11:44:39 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: in a daring scheme that rescued six Americans and was dubbed the "Canadian Caper"

By who? Canadians?

Jesus, talk about little brother syndrome. Canada should make their national motto "Me too".


ok next time something like this happens and you show up on an ambassadors door, we'll look at you and say. "Your kind of a dick, go try over at Sweedens place instead, we're having the Australians over tonight."

Just kidding, I liked the movie, but kind of wished they hadn't reduced Canada's role in it. But at the end of the day, it is just a movie.
 
2013-01-10 11:47:42 AM
America's ethnic obsession is so farking tedious. And CNN knows it drives webclicks and knows it has no credibility anymore so it keeps at it.

What if he'd been played by a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Hispanic? Would that have satisfied the bill? Is this man similarly outraged that Abraham Lincoln wasn't Irish, yet was portrayed by an Irishman?
 
2013-01-10 11:52:50 AM

indarwinsshadow: [nachopolitico.com image 400x345]

Because revisionist bullsh*t lies sell tickets at the box office.

//F*ck you Afleck. Your movie sucks.


Sadly :/ That graphic does a great job of summing up why I haven't watched that channel in the last decade, though.
 
2013-01-10 12:00:51 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: in a daring scheme that rescued six Americans and was dubbed the "Canadian Caper"

By who? Canadians?

Jesus, talk about little brother syndrome. Canada should make their national motto "Me too".


Well everyone called it that at the time, mainly to downplay CIA involvement in the rescue which Canada went along with at the time.
 
2013-01-10 12:12:54 PM
i.imgur.com

Shall we bake you a cake too, ya hosers?
 
2013-01-10 12:15:50 PM

Bedstead Polisher: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: It could be worse, your entire race could be represented on film by Adam Beach.

He's quite attractive though. Don't you want people thinking "those Native American men sure are good-looking!"?


Except when they tell me I'm more like Graham Greene. Though at least he is a terrific actor.
 
2013-01-10 12:17:18 PM
Lol mention "Canada" in the headline and out come the dipshiats to let us Canadians know how we really are!

/Sidenote: anyone see the Daily show last night featuring prop 6 in Michigan? Classic dipshiatness
 
2013-01-10 12:18:12 PM
Canada saved the day on 9/11 and didn't even get an acknowledgement from George Bush. That was shameful. The administration explained it's because "we're family!" I FOR ONE know that I wouldn't manage to eke out a "thanks!" to my little brother if he saved my life. Right, right.

Canada's doing pretty well for itself right now, despite their PM and IdleNoMore. I think the US should hold back on our gloating for a bit until our congress isn't making us the laughingstock of the world and our deficit gets wiped down to a single trillion.

/I kind of like the sound of 'The Boehmer Capers'. But who would play him, since Homer Simpson's tied up on The Simpsons?
 
2013-01-10 12:23:08 PM

Malcolm_Sex: Lol mention "Canada" in the headline and out come the dipshiats to let us Canadians know how we really are!


If we didn't like you do you think we'd move in next door to you? C'mon you guys...
 
2013-01-10 12:26:08 PM
I could care less if he was just honest about the fact that he wanted to make money so he didn't cast a Hispanic. Hell he could have been all, "In this day and age I would hope that people would care less about ethnicity and enjoy an amazing story," and left it at that. But what does bug me was when Ben Affleck says:

"Tony does not have, I don't know what you would say, a Latin/Spanish accent" and that "You wouldn't necessarily select him out of a line of 10 people and go 'This guy's Latino.' "

To me it sounds like "well he's not that Hispanic because he doesn't meet a stereotype" Looking at some of Mendez's pictures, he looks Hispanic to me.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-10 12:33:21 PM

farkplug: Canada saved the day on 9/11 and didn't even get an acknowledgement from George Bush. That was shameful. The administration explained it's because "we're family!" I FOR ONE know that I wouldn't manage to eke out a "thanks!" to my little brother if he saved my life. Right, right.

Canada's doing pretty well for itself right now, despite their PM and IdleNoMore. I think the US should hold back on our gloating for a bit until our congress isn't making us the laughingstock of the world and our deficit gets wiped down to a single trillion.

/I kind of like the sound of 'The Boehmer Capers'. But who would play him, since Homer Simpson's tied up on The Simpsons?


Thanks. That's nice to read.
It's mostly some tool bag who get's on these threads and tells us how we cower under the blanket of American security, how we should all be grateful to live under the umbrella of American protection and that our country is some sort of third world sh*t hole blah, blah, blah....It makes a lot of us a tad edgy and over all pissy in our responses.
 
2013-01-10 12:42:35 PM

farkplug: Canada saved the day on 9/11 and didn't even get an acknowledgement from George Bush. That was shameful. The administration explained it's because "we're family!" I FOR ONE know that I wouldn't manage to eke out a "thanks!" to my little brother if he saved my life. Right, right.

Canada's doing pretty well for itself right now, despite their PM and IdleNoMore. I think the US should hold back on our gloating for a bit until our congress isn't making us the laughingstock of the world and our deficit gets wiped down to a single trillion.

/I kind of like the sound of 'The Boehmer Capers'. But who would play him, since Homer Simpson's tied up on The Simpsons?


Idlenomore is a load of crap. Sun news had an interesting graphic (yes I know Fox News north) that detailed how much waste there is at the top of the Attiwapiskat pyramid. The feds have given a lot of money to first nations to help with housing etc. Problem is that the families, who got the houses from the band, don't feel the same sense of ownership and let things get into disrepair, like a renter does in an apartment.

When it falls apart they call the band, asking for a new house because the old one is broken. The band then cries that the feds don't give them enough money.

And to say that it is Sweatervests fault is also crap. These have been systemic problems for decades. I'd be for giving them even more money than they have now, with the understanding that if or when things get farked up that they have to own it.

/rant off
 
2013-01-10 12:45:33 PM
indarwinsshadow:farkplug: Canada saved the day on 9/11 and didn't even get an acknowledgement from George Bush. That was shameful. The administration explained it's because "we're family!" I FOR ONE know that I wouldn't manage to eke out a "thanks!" to my little brother if he saved my life. Right, right.

Canada's doing pretty well for itself right now, despite their PM and IdleNoMore. I think the US should hold back on our gloating for a bit until our congress isn't making us the laughingstock of the world and our deficit gets wiped down to a single trillion.

/I kind of like the sound of 'The Boehmer Capers'. But who would play him, since Homer Simpson's tied up on The Simpsons?
- - -

Thanks. That's nice to read.
It's mostly some tool bag who get's on these threads and tells us how we cower under the blanket of American security, how we should all be grateful to live under the umbrella of American protection and that our country is some sort of third world sh*t hole blah, blah, blah....It makes a lot of us a tad edgy and over all pissy in our responses.


Eh, cheap thrills for the tool bags. Don't sweat it. I wouldn't say "most", but many of us aren't that moronic vis a vis Canada. (Did you catch that? I threw in some French with my English. I think I'm getting ready to emigrate up north!)

And Malcolm_Sex I did catch the Daily Show last night. People in Detroit all up in arms about an upgrade to the Ambassador Bridge. "Detroit can't afford it! Michigan can't afford it!" (Meanwhile, the entire project will be funded by Canada.) What a bunch of pathetic morans. I laughed, but felt I should be crying.
 
2013-01-10 12:46:36 PM
There are any number of Latinos in Hollywood they could've given the role.... George Lopez, Luiz Guzman, ...Cheech... I can't believe they didn't go with any of those guys.
 
2013-01-10 12:47:48 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Because they look incredibly similar:


That pic looks like the "treason season" news photo of Homer Simpson.
 
2013-01-10 12:54:48 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: farkplug: Canada saved the day on 9/11 and didn't even get an acknowledgement from George Bush. That was shameful. The administration explained it's because "we're family!" I FOR ONE know that I wouldn't manage to eke out a "thanks!" to my little brother if he saved my life. Right, right.

Canada's doing pretty well for itself right now, despite their PM and IdleNoMore. I think the US should hold back on our gloating for a bit until our congress isn't making us the laughingstock of the world and our deficit gets wiped down to a single trillion.

/I kind of like the sound of 'The Boehmer Capers'. But who would play him, since Homer Simpson's tied up on The Simpsons?

Idlenomore is a load of crap. Sun news had an interesting graphic (yes I know Fox News north) that detailed how much waste there is at the top of the Attiwapiskat pyramid. The feds have given a lot of money to first nations to help with housing etc. Problem is that the families, who got the houses from the band, don't feel the same sense of ownership and let things get into disrepair, like a renter does in an apartment.

When it falls apart they call the band, asking for a new house because the old one is broken. The band then cries that the feds don't give them enough money.

And to say that it is Sweatervests fault is also crap. These have been systemic problems for decades. I'd be for giving them even more money than they have now, with the understanding that if or when things get farked up that they have to own it.

/rant off


It's not just the sun pointing out the glaring inconsistencies with Idle no more, read this CBC article about a report done their last year Link unused brand new homes, millions of dollars in aid and supply unopened because there were no "volunteers" to open their boxes for them. My fav part of all this is being called a racist daily for not blindly supporting retardation.
 
2013-01-10 12:56:44 PM
Also my American friends note the amount of money funneling into a single community of about 1500 people. Tea baggers would have a stroke
 
2013-01-10 12:57:22 PM
Hollywood did the same thing to the English with that sub movie iirc. Why are people constantly outraged by the same ol crap.
/Also, Capt. America was Indonesian
//Superman was an Illegal Alien
///Batman, nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh....BATMAN!
 
2013-01-10 01:08:12 PM

momojoboo: BronyMedic: Shut up Canada.

God. Always trying to ride the other countries coattails.

When is the last time you people apologized for Celene Dion or Bryan Adams? Do that, and we'll talk.

We apologize for those two, and we'll even throw in Justin Beiber and Nickleback, now apologize for Brittany Spears, Nicki Minaj, Creed, and Eminem :)
/I know that there is a crapload more bands that can be added here....


You have nothing to apologize for. You gave us Colin Mochrie. That covers everything.
 
2013-01-10 01:20:12 PM
I take comfort in the the fact, that you can use it for thickening sauces AND keeping your anus from chafing!
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
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