April 14, 2010
First my cousin criticizes the insurgent strategy of the rebel alliance in "Star Wars" and now this
These are the kinds of emails Foust sends me at 11:00 at night because he knows I'm the only one who will appreciate them, even if I have never actually watched Glee:
Watching Glee tonight, as Jesse from Vocal Adrenaline conducted a major PSYOP operation against Rachel to throw off the Glee Club before Regionals, it struck me: Glee is an allegory for classic unconventional warfare. Shu knows he has a Sue (Russian) problem, who is screwed because the Indian principal (UN/NATO/EU) is being wishy-washy. He doesn't realize his internal policy team, the Glee Club (i.e. the Beltway Bandits), is flaky and indecisive. Meanwhile, the jocks are like dopey America, who care but really don't. The ex-wife baby drama is totally the insider threat or maybe the FBI. Vocal Adrenaline are like the Israelis - they want to make out, learn all about you, but they're really just screwing with you. And in the end, shit gets thrown down because the Club is functional in performance, but dysfunctional outside of its enclave or off-stage. Coach Tanaka represents disenfranchised allies like the UK and Australia—depressed he lost the chick, but always told what to do and eats for fun. Think about it, it's perfect.