Forget ’bout IT

The Eve of Destruction

This just in. Zombies are sweeping across America, waving a black banner reading Zombie Nation. They know you don’t want to convert, so they don’t bother trying. They just kill you. They can’t really eat you because they’re already stuffed. They just take a bite and move on. Why they do this is unknown and unknowable. Kinda like ISIS. The Zombie Faith has been embraced by millions of Americans, who vote zombies into office, buy CDs by zombies, read zombie books, and go to zombie movies. Do they believe in life after death? Obviously. But they’re stuck here on Earth; there’s no paradise, just long lines at the soup kitchens of the middle class apocalypse. Together with the pizza-faced robots of the uber rich, they pretty much control what we think and how we act, using targeted advertising strengthened by surveillance. The disguised robots are immune to the VV (violence virus), but allow it to spread because the fear factor (including Zika and Ebola) gives them ultimate control. So even the zombies have become pawns, and the invisible overseers (pulling the strings of the walking dead in Congress) will deal with them after the zombies have dealt with us.

1) Be born into the right family.

2) Be extraordinarily lucky, driven, and a sociopath.

3) Move to a country with one dollar (or kopek or mark or real) and hyperinflation.

4) Become a narcissistic rapper televangelist hedge fund manager sports god with a psychopathic urge to symbolically (or otherwise) cut off all rivals at the knees (while exploiting children and/or getting an endorsement contract from Coke and/or Pepsi.)

5) 1, 2, and 4.

6) Supply trillion dollar-funded Homeland Security with spy software that improves on existing software, and so doesn’t require them to get the FBI to ask citizens to help in identifying terrorists.

7) Start a third party that has an actual chance of winning elections, preventing the same-old-thing from happening one last time. (Emphasis on the word “last.”)

8) Come up with an actual zombie virus that doesn’t mean (symbolically) voters and politicians…then build your All-American bunker, and emerge after the zombies starve due to (double) death because they don’t (somehow) realize that they can eat animals or each other, and not just members of our Post Truth Society (run by a zombie two party system.) Note: now you’ll have piles of post-tax dollars to roll around in while wearing obscene jewelry.

9) 1 and 7.

10) †§¶®ojojo£∆∆ˆçƒ∫º∆ (Learn Ancient Alien code, and summon them to king you.)

Q: If you’re a white collar criminal, and you answer the door, which response to your question, “who are you?” would you most NOT want to hear.

a) “Hi, we’re from the church of latter day saints.”

b) “I’m detective Wilson from the bunko squad.”

c) “I’m from Frontline, and my colleague is from 60 Minutes.”

A: a) you smile; b) you smile; c) you faint.    

 

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What Harlan Ellison said about the Creator of Magnum PI

Dobermans
Sometimes you just want to hire some Dobermans.

Glen Larson was a former musician turned producer and screenwriter, who went on to create Quincy, Battlestar Galactica, The Fall Guy, Knight Rider, and Magnum PI. The TV shows were largely good or great, with occasional flubbed episodes. Galactica the remake was better than the original. Will Magnum the remake be better than the original? Unlikely. The original was voted the best PI show of all time, just ahead of Columbo. We can only hope. As for Harlan Ellison, he called the creator “Glen Larceny” because he failed to give credit to writers, and hyped actors while stealing ideas from various sources. That’s the way of Hollywood, Harlan said. Writers are forced to yell in order to be heard above the roar of social media reposting junk. (One writer I just heard bragged for 30 Minutes on her audiobook about how popular she was. You can eat lunch in 30 minutes. And it was mostly hype and sentimental melodrama.) The news media chase viral videos to ease the burden of actually sending out investigative teams. Then they hype their news and weather helicopters, yelling, “Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!” over and over. Half the time you’d be better just looking out the window to judge the weather. There’s something Orwellian about it all. Do you agree?

Fake News
No. We are so far gone into the Animal Farm that we chase idiots.

Arguing with the Publisher

Alien series

Got into an argument with a scifi fan over what influenced the Alien Series. I said, “The Voyage of the Space Beagle” by AE van Vogt, and many on Youtube scoffed, saying I didn’t know what I was talking about. Of course some of these people still think the Earth is flat. LOL. Well, the added comment above is a screenshot from the publisher (copyright holder) who issued a new edition of the classic novel. Harlan Ellison also defended AE van Vogt, saying he was overlooked. Buy the ebook and read it yourself, along with over overlooked books HERE. Then decide for yourself. Wikipedia also says that the estate of van Vogt sued Ridley Scott, who settled out of court. Those files are sealed forever, but why would he settle if it wasn’t true. . ? Writers are always given the shaft by Hollywood. Bottom of the food chain. Drama Alert: your argument is not with me, but with the publisher.