Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Looking For Humor in the Muslim World

Albert Brooks: Culture Warrior

Funnyman Albert Brooks plays a comedian sent by the U.S. State Department to India and Pakistan to find out exactly what makes Muslims laugh -- all with an eye toward helping everyone to get along better in the post-Sept. 11 world. Directed and written by Brooks, this smart, thoughtful and, yes, funny film essentially bypasses religion, instead focusing on where people find humor, regardless of culture or beliefs.


Mrs. fluffy (one of three humans to read this blog) and I rent movies through NetFlix. I'm sure you are familiar with the process. I decided to add this particular movie, Looking For Humor in the Muslim World, to our queue. I searched, found the title, then encountered "Save", rather than "Add".

Q: Why do some titles have a Save button instead of an Add button?

A: For titles that haven't been released on DVD yet or for which the release date is unknown, we offer the option to save them in the "Saved" section of your Queue.


My search for humor in the Muslim world was fruitless. I hear that is a common experience.

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