Micheal Moore is soooo cool. The Sicko phenom has continued to gather steam and the production company has agreed to release more copies of the movie to smaller cities across the country. That’s great news for Universal Health Care because many rural people, especially in the Mid-West, don’t get to see films like this very often in the theatre and this is one that needs to be seen far and wide.
But what makes Michael Moore so cool is his inventive and creative ways of generating interest in the movie. Its this that Conservatives find so goading about him; they figure only Corporate America has the right to use slick promotional gimmicks. I guess that’s sorta fair, since after all, they’re usually selling us poison, so you’ve gotta work extra hard to make that palatable.
And, to show my thanks to all of you who’ll go see “Sicko” this weekend, I’m going to send one of you and a guest on a free weekend to the universal health care country of your choice! That’s right. You’ll get to pick one of the three industrialized countries featured in the movie where, if you get sick, you get help for free, no matter who you are. All you have to do is send us your ticket stub (make sure it says “Sicko” on it and has the name of the theater and this weekend’s date on it — Friday, Saturday or Sunday – July 20th, 21st, 22nd). Attach the stub to a piece of paper with your name, address, phone number and email and send it to: ‘Sicko’ Night in America, 888c 8th Avenue, Suite 443, New York, NY 10019. (Yes, you have to use that old 18th century device called the U.S. Postal Service, and it has to be postmarked on or by Tuesday, July 24th). First prize is a weekend in the city of your choice: Paris, London or Toronto. This includes airfare, hotel, meals and, most! exciting, a representative from their fine universal health care system who will give you a personal tour so you can see how they treat their fellow citizens. You’ll meet people who pay nothing for college and citizens who are in the fourth week of their six-week paid vacation. Oh, and you’ll have time to see the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben or whatever they have in Toronto that is old and tall. (If you don’t have a passport, we’ll pay for that, too!)
Who is up for seeing Sicko a second time? I am.