Well, here I am…but not for what you might think. Not politics. i am totally disillusioned. I don’t even watch the news anymore. i clicked on and heard, “Will they avoid the fiscal cliff?’ and I almost vomited. It is a joke and, for the sake of my mental health, I bought out before I blew a gasket. They are going to do what they want to do and we can’t stop it. All we can do is prepare for when the govt’s policies lead inevitably towards either societal collapse and conquest or a One World Govt where Spanky Moon tells me I can’t say “Merry Christmas.” I am ready for either…or both.
Anyway, i said I would be back to comment on cultural stupidity and POOF!…Here I am.
I watched a movie I had not seen in a while. It was an alien invasion flick. ”Skyline.” Pretty good…but I notice weird shit in movies.
This is what I noticed in Skyline: Aliens are invading. If you look at the light your veins freak out. Crazy alien tentacle grab you and pull you into a claw, where you are poked into a mouth by 4 long spiky finger nail thingies. A few are surviving in a building. Then one chick decides to LEAVE the security of the group, risk having her veins all fucked up and being air-tighted into and alien mouth-hole. Why? She’s pregnant and someone in room lit a cigarette. Really? Are you fucking kidding me? Aliens are conquering earth and exterminating mankind and you are worried about a debunked 20 year old study?
Here’s another one for ya: Battleship. GREAT flick. But what is the message? ”Go ahead. Be a screw up all your life. Never listen to anyone. break every rule just because you are ‘the rebellious type.’ Your time will come. If you can last it out and show 2 minutes of humility when you have no other choice, you, TOO can save the world. It’s all a matter of TIMING.”
Yeah, I bet that movie, and it is a really good fil, went over big with the adult, living-in-Mom’s-basement, video game players who said to themselves, “Yeah…people just need to see and appreciate that people like me have a different perspective that doesn’t conform to their capitalistic agenda…..Mom, will you make me a Hot Pocket?”
I think I am Don Quixote reincarnated…. charging windmills. I am not worried. I have a feeling that, soon, those “windmills” are gonna “come tumblin’ down” ( JCM 4u JTR). When that happens, those Pie Boys are gonna shake the dust from their dreds and say, “Can I get a mochacino double latte with extra foam?” to which I will be able, in such a post-apuckerliptic world, be able to respond, “Nay! But ye can take minest lance in thine eye socket….AH!…so THERE is the ‘extra cream.’”
Hopefully…one day… we will get back to “the good old days” when movies had Socially Redeeming qualities. Movies like…Romeo and Juliet…the Taming of the Shrew… West Side Story… Grease… A ClockWork Orange… and First Blood (NO, it is not called “Rambo” so “Rambo 2″ made no sense at all, right? Don’t forget Scarface and The Godfather, especially parts I and II). Did I mention Devil’s Rejects and Rob Zombie’s remakes of Haloween I and II? CLASSIC!
You know…movies that taught people what REALLY matters!
And the answer to your question: 42