Friday, November 18, 2011

Twilight's Last Gleaming

One of the things that always chapped my ass is when people run their fucking mouth on something they have no idea of what they are talking about.
For instance being critical of a movie or book that they haven't seen or read. Kinda like the right-wing fucktards that shrieked and beat their chests about Micheal Moore's “Fahrenheit 911”.
So, I am kinda guilty about that as I am gonna run my fucking mouth about the Twilight movies.
I have heard quiet a bit about them. Most of my horror loving friends hate them or the idea of them as I imagine, like me, they haven't seen them.
Pretty boy vampires that sparkle in the sun instead of exploding or erupting in spontaneous combustion like they are supposed to doesn't help the critics either.
Like I said, I haven't seen any of the movies, but I am considering it. I will probably find they suck balls as a horror movie that is family friendly is an oxymoron and normally should be considered an abomination in the eyes of Cthulhu.
But regardless if I like them or not, perhaps something good can come from them.
Before you start cussing and defriending me on FaceBook, hear me out.
The target audience for these movies seems to be adolescent girls. A section of the population that normally would never go see “From Dusk to Dawn” or “Dawn of the Dead” or any other superior horror flick.
Perhaps because they like these movies, as they get older and find the allure of a Rated “R” movie intriguing they may try a bona fide horror production. Perhaps they may even like it. Who knows?
A whole new generation of gore whores may be born from this bubble gum franchise and join the rest of us “normal” horror fans basking in the glory of splatter exploitation.
The other side of the coin is, studios will probably green light a whole slew of watered down family friendly PG-13 horror productions aimed at the girl teen audience.
When Star Wars was released in 1977, hard core science fiction fans and personalities groaned in dismay for much the same reason.
Harlan Ellison deemed it as “junk food for the mind”.
Indeed, Star Wars was to true science fiction what Twilight is to true horror. Except that Star Wars is good.
And the studios did flood us with some really bad movies trying to cash in on Star Wars popularity. “Battle Beyond the Stars” and “Star Crash” come to mind.
But, some good things came out of it too.
The on again off again rebirth of the much superior Star Trek franchise finally got a big screen go ahead because of the Star Wars success.
We got Logan's Run, Close Encounters, and many superior low budget productions.
Hopefully we can see the same from Twilight. Hope does spring eternal.
Twilight will sparkle for awhile, then it will fade into obscurity.
Maybe some new horror fans will spawn from it and vampires will once again rise on the big screen to feed and seduce and be evil like they should be.
But until then, thank you Twilight. You make us Trekkies seem like normal people.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Teabagging the Dog.

It used to be the primaries of a presidential election were to find the best and brightest of the party to debate it out and have us choose which one of these outstanding American citizens we wanted to go forward into the general election and hopefully win it and become the leader of the free world.
The GOP has decided to self destruct in a manner that would normally be considered funny as fucking hell, if it weren't for such dire situations.
By hitching their wagon to the far right wing social conservative fucktards, like the Tea Party their dog is now effectively being wagged by the tail. Whether by accident of design, the Tea Party dances at the strings of the uber rich like the Koch brothers and other politically active billionaires.
To get the poor and working class to go along with a plan to keep the upper class, county club member, social elites from paying taxes, they had to pander to the lowest common denominator. Racism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc.
This strategy is very effective in southern states where people are sharp as bags of wet oatmeal and as bright as a rusty ball ping hammer.
But the bad news for the GOP is, all their leading candidates are about as dumb as the fucktards they pandered to, and it shows during the primary. Donning big floppy shoes and bright red rubber noses could not have been any worse at showing what a bunch of morons they are running.
Normally we would think this is a good thing as unless he is caught in bed with a live boy or a dead girl, Obama is a shoe-in for a historic re-election landslide in 2012.
But with an assumed 2nd term in the bag, I am afraid Obama may continue to lean right toward the corporate interests. After all he has no one to challenge him on any of his policy decisions as their will be no Democratic primary and no one will take anything the stooges say seriously. I heard that the White House is already gearing up for a campaign against Romney.
A Massachusetts liberal that supports gun laws, womens choice, and universal health care, (yeah he has flip flopped on those recently) who wears magical underwear because he belongs to what most of the Tea Party nuts think of as a cult. As if his nutty Mormon beliefs are any goofier than the ones the Teabaggers believe.
Let's just hope that Obama, unencumbered with having to worry about another election, will focus on things that are the right thing to do, I.E., closing Guantanamo, ending the wars, taxing the wealthy, pushing for alternative energy, and other things that get the right wing fucktards howling in dismay.
I haven't given up on Obama. But he does need to stand up and realize that the right will hate and vilify him forever.
Nothing can be done about that. So fuck'em. Get to work on being a great president Mr. Obama and not worry about getting republicans to like you.