Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Where's Tarzan When You Need Him?

My late father loved the adventure movies of the 30's and 40's, so consequently, I saw a lot of Johnny Weissmuller swinging through the trees on The Escarpment, giving that ear-shattering cry, as a child. Weissmuller starred in 12 Tarzan films from 1932 to 1948.

In the 1943 film, Tarzan Triumphs, the Nazis have come to Africa and taken over the lost city of Pallandria. Tarzan, being, well Tarzan saves the city from the Third Reich. At one point in the battle, Tarzan divides the Nazis pursuing him, then calls "Nazi! Here Nazi!" the way one would a somewhat stupid dog. Each man turns in the direction of his voice, Tarzan comes at them from the opposite direction, and hits them over the head. No more Nazi threat to Sub-Saharan Africa!

Pope Benedict is in Africa. Preaching that condoms don't fight AIDS. On the continent that has 67% of the global HIV cases. The place that had 3/4 of all AIDS deaths in 2007.

Tarzan needs to hit another Nazi over the head and save Africa once again.

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