Marko at Munckin Wrangler has just posted a sample chapter of his military-SF novel. I read it over lunch. This looks like a really promising work. Marko’s got a great voice, and he’s one of the more intelligent folks on the interwebs, so I’m looking forward to this.
“TotalFilm recently interviewed the actress and asked her how she would stop the villainous Megatron from demolishing the planet. Fox first said that she would “make a deal with him,” adding: “and instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?”
I guess Fox is not too worried about losing acting gigs due to her comments. She previously stated that she will keep getting cast in movies and doesn’t need to be a good actress, because Hollywood is superficial and she happens to be good-looking.”
Wow. All I can say is, girl, save your money. Invest wisely, because nobody is ever going to hire you for your brains or your talent, and that body will only last so long.
I’ll admit, I enjoyed the first Transformers. Giant Robots Fight, enough said. Then I watched it again recently with my son for his birthday on DVD. I realized that like most Michael Bay big explosion movies, the human interaction in between the action scenes are rather painful. Really, how many of us have this on DVD, and don’t skip most of the scenes? Hmm… humans, humans, humans, ahh giant robots! Play!
For example, listen to the dialog of the soldiers in the opening bit aboard the V22 Osprey. Hey, let’s throw some stereotypes together! “I can’t wait to get back to Fenway and eat a hotdog. Not me, I’m the handsome white guy, and I so dearly miss my baby. Whoo Wee I gots to eat me some aligator! Yee Haw!”
Then you’ve got the whole asinine family interactions, and scenes that go on far too long. Look, we don’t care. Make the giant robots fight. I don’t care about your stupid dog. I don’t care about your homework. I don’t care that Shia is a horny teenager. Whatever. Make the giant robots FIGHT already!
Then you’ve got the Anthony Anderson character… because remember, it is us despised middle-Americans that are racist. Not Hollywood… They’d never perpetuate a negative stereotype… “Grandma don’t like no PO-Leese in the house! I done ate up all them doughnuts ’cause now they know I ain’t guilty!” Then he immediatly betrays his friend. “Ooooh, I done ate me too many of dem doughnuts!”
And back to our brain-surgeon, Megan Fox? She was the worst. Many people liked Megan Fox in the first move as eye candy, despite the fact that she can’t act, and her delivery is so wooden that it made the 1980s Transformer’s cartoons look like Masterpiece Theater. Yes, she is hot, in a sleazy, Kid Rock video kind of way. I find it ironic that she’s bashing us middle-Americans as white trash hillbillys, when she looks strangely like the meth-fried village-bicycles I saw in various Alabama trailer parks. Look, if I wanted to watch a no-talent hack who was just easy on the eyes, I’d rent porn, and then I wouldn’t have to suffer through her trying to string coherant sentances together either.
I did like the heroic Donald Rumsfeld character, you got me there.
So now we’ve got Transformers 2. I’ll skip the theater, just because now that I’m aware of how much the dialog is going to drag, and the newness of the giant robots is gone. I’ll just watch it on DVD so I can skip the insipid humans, and the dreck that passes for story, and go right to Optimus Prime hitting things. And I’ll make sure I borrow the DVD or get a bootleg, because sorry, Megan, you dimwit, you aren’t getting a dime of my white-trash hillybilly bible-thumping money.
So there has been some discussion about pushing through this new 1200+ page law that no one has read, that will take our already weakened economy and kneecap it with a baseball bat, all in order to stop global warming.
Does this actually make sense to any normal person? Does anyone in America who isn’t a complete idiot think this is a good idea? It is just one more power grab mega-tax, and even if you believe in the global warming/climate change stuff, it won’t work because our industry will scale down, and China, India, and Brazil, who couldn’t possibly care less about the environment, will pick up our slack.
So nothing will change in the enviornment, except that maybe Americans won’t consume so much… because we’ll all be too POOR!
Barack thinks he’s FDR, and sure enough, just like FDR, he’s going to take an economic downturn that should have been over in a few years and make it last a decade. However, Barack is reaching for the stars. He’s making FDR look like a piker. FDR only dreamed of controlling 2/3 of the domestic auto industry, the insurance industry, and the finances. So, if we continue our FDR train to its historical conclusion, then I’m excited to see what kind of epic war Barack gets us into that could have been avoided if only we’d exercised a little preventive maintenance. (I’m still hoping the Brit’s get a Churchill again, fingers crossed).
I was having a conversation with someone last night who thinks Barack is doing an okay job. I asked how he figured, when you looked at our out of control government spending, that was going to wreck the dollar, and enslave our children to eternal debt. He responded that George Bush was bad too. Okay, a given, but just because the previous guy sucked doesn’t excuse doing the exact same thing only multiplied by four times in one eighth of the time, and then it is okay. So he said what was more important was that Barack gave us Hope, and that the economy doesn’t matter anyway, (and he was totally serious) because something terrible is going to come along and reboot everything, like a plague, or a big meteor, or a nuclear terrorist attack…
So… if I’ve got this right, putting my Finance Manager hat on, your economic exit strategy is to spend your way into a hole, and then to pray for death? Hmmm… That sounds about right.
And while we’re looking at this 1200 page Boost the Chinese Manufacturing Industry Bill, they’re ramping up for government sponsored health care. Yay. The only thing the government is even half efficient at is the military, and anybody who’s worked with it knows that things get done there despite the bureacracy and not because of it, so now we’re going to take 1/7th of our economy, and our health, and our very lives, and turn it over to the same douchebags who brought us Polar Bear protection and Bullet Trains from Vegas to Disneyland. Oh, this is going to go so very well.
At least now all those uppity Canadians who talk about how friggin’ wonderful socialized medicine is, but then come over the border to get surgery here before they die while waiting in a government que, can now just shut the hell up and die like the rest of us.