In what must have been the conference call of all time, the major Hollywood Studios have agreed to not release the weekend box-office results from the Dark Knight Rises in a show of rare solidarity over the recent tragedy in Colorado. I have no idea how doing that prevents such events in the future or matters to anyone. It's just another way that the studios attempt to steer the media - who of course are short-stroking this story. It's the 24 News Monster's wet dream.
Am I the only one feeling numb and cynical over this gesture and this story? I am sure that someone somewhere in the studio hierarchy was thinking of a way to exploit this shooting to financial advantage but was shouted down by the saner minds. I am sure that someone has approached the killer's 'people' for the rights to his story.
They also pulled the trailer for the newest ultra-violent gangster movie with Sean Penn. I hope they replace it with a preview for a new My Little Pony movie because we know that the ponies would never inspire someone to do violence.
Just take your filthy blood money, Hollywood, and keep churning out the entertainment the culture demands. Keeps pushing the limits of sex and violence - it's what you do better than anyone else. If you stop being dickheads then the crazy numnuts of this world will have won.
I want to see beautiful people with genetically perfect bone structure become involved in all manner of shenanigans. I demand visual razzle dazzle and a good story - if you can get your heads out of your asses long enough to write me one. I will tolerate your social commentary and your phony causes and bullshit media heroics but I will not tolerate you telling me that you understand how I feel right now because you don't.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.