Hollywood now proposes that in a new live-action movie based on the G.I. Joe toyRead the whole friggin' thing.
line, Joe's -- well, "G.I." -- identity needs to be replaced by membership in an "international force based in Brussels." The IGN Entertainment news site reports
Paramount is considering replacing our "real American hero" with "Action Man,"
member of an "international operations team."
Paramount will simply turn Joe's name into an acronym.
The show biz newspaper Variety reports:"G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use hi-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer."Well, thank goodness the villain -- no need to offend anyone by making our villains Arabs, Muslims, or foreign dictators of any stripe these days, though apparently Presbyterians who talk like Scottie on "Star Trek" are still OK ...
As Reliapundit says, "Sheesh."