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  • jwm October 14, 2021, 10:23 AM

    Notice the book right behind Roddy Piper’s ear when he sees the alien at 2:29. “Edgar Cayce on ESP”
    Nice touch in the details. This was a better movie than we realized when it came out. Certainly prescient.
    I’m damn low on bublegum, myself. I think the whole nation is…


    • julie October 14, 2021, 12:21 PM

      There’s also a book on the Bermuda triangle below that one.

  • ghostsniper October 14, 2021, 10:31 AM

    I have a picture of him mock arm wrestling with my son in a bar in Tampa about 15 years ago.

  • jwm October 14, 2021, 11:35 AM

    I used to be a hard-core WWF fan back in the Hulk Hogan era. For years I went to every show at the Sports Arena along with my pal Jeff, and my mother. God, how Mom used to love the Hulkster. I saw Rowdy Roddy Piper perform a bunch of times. It was great fun. We often ran up hundred dollar beer tabs before the show was over. We’d all get roaring drunk, and holler ourselves hoarse. Luckily, our guardian angels must have gone with us. We always made it home, OK.


  • Mike Austin October 14, 2021, 11:46 AM

    I “put on the sunglasses” years ago. Haven’t removed them since except to spy on the Hive Mind from time to time. It seems that one-half of mankind is alien, weird, controlled, subservient, robotic. Like a man infected with hookworms, they don’t know they are infected. If told their condition, they would fight like Hell to shut you up. Men become so used to the Dark, they cannot stand in the Light. Most of them are Eloi; their rulers are Morlocks.

    I often wonder if we have really discovered all the rules of Physics, that there might remain other forces yet unseen that really guide the world. We get hints of these from time to time, but dismiss them as “outliers”, unexplainables, freakish. Some men know of them but—wisely for now—keep such esoterica to themselves. If we knew who they are we might call them prophets. Or we might put them to death.

    “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

    • james wilson October 14, 2021, 12:55 PM

      Tocqueville 1835–Princes had turned violence into a physical thing but our democratic republics have made it into something as intellectual as the human will it intends to restrict. The unity, the universality, the omnipotence of society’s power, and the uniformity of its rules represent the outstanding feature of all the political systems invented in our day. They recur at the heart of the strangest utopias. The human mind still pursues these images even in its dreams.

      • Mike Austin October 14, 2021, 3:34 PM

        I never had a taste for de Tocqueville. Of course I had to read some of “Democracy in America” in college, but found it tedious. Nowadays I find almost all political philosophers tedious. (Well, maybe not parts of Locke, Hobbes and Jefferson.) I really don’t know why. I used to devour such things.

        Perhaps because such talk is obsolete for now. It is no longer a question of comparing laws, constitutions, forms of government and such. Genteel discussions of political theory while sipping Chablis are worse than useless; they take time away from far more necessary activities.

        “Whose side are you on?” is a much more pressing question than “What do think of the ‘social contract’ of Hobbes?”

        Or as Lenin would say, “Who? Whom?”

    • ghostsniper October 14, 2021, 1:19 PM

      Mike sed: “It seems that one-half of mankind is alien…”
      I suspect 90% can easily become aliens as pressure increases. You see this now as the Karens of the world, with no tangible benefit to themselves, willingly turn into mini-tyrants at any opportunity. There are Ken’s (male Karens) doing the same thing.

      If, say, the head tyrants offer rewards to Karen’s-in-wait the number of mini-tyrants will expand. They never take into consideration that they too can become a victim of a Karen or Ken. They are blinded by their narcissism and arrogance are unable to think ahead about what could be. They are basal animals and their numbers will increase as the gates close further. Pressure doesn’t always create diamonds, sometimes it creates explosions.

      • Mike Austin October 14, 2021, 3:12 PM

        The “increased pressure” is not creating more Karens but more red pilled types. Two weeks ago who would have guessed that “Let’s Go Brandon!” would be chanted by hundreds of thousands around the country. One week ago who would have guessed that a bunch of recently red pilled pilots would bring Southwest Airlines to its knees.

        The optimum number of mask wearing jackasses, Karens and other assorted worthless busy-bodies has been reached. What such pressure does accomplish, however, is to reveal the real man. In normal times he was a pleasant neighbor whom you would have over for beers. Now he is a raving lunatic who hates your guts. Why? Just as wine shows the true man—in vino veritas—the insane politics of today show who your neighbor really always—always—was. And that information is useful indeed.

  • julie October 14, 2021, 12:15 PM

    We just watched this movie last weekend with the nephews, one of whom hadn’t seen it before.

    Funny how certain movies and shows seem more like documentaries than the fiction they purport to be.

  • Mike Austin October 14, 2021, 5:32 PM

    Some film makers and writers have this eerie sense of where things are going. Call each a sort of Nostradamus; or better, a sort of Cassandra. Maybe laughed at in their own time, called paranoid or silly, now they are hailed as prophets. Dostoyevsky, Orwell, Kafka, Wells, Verne, Huxley, Solzhenitsyn are such men. “Hunger Games”, “Network”, “Anthem”, “A Canticle for Leibowitz”, “V For Vendetta”, “1984”, “Brave New World”, “The Road to Serfdom”, “Darkness at Noon” are such works.

    There are many more, but there are never enough. But even the greatest prophet has no value in the present if he has no audience. It is only in the future that we recognize his footprints.

  • Mike Anderson October 15, 2021, 4:22 AM

    I’m intrigued with @Mike Austin’s idea that we might be approaching Peak A$$hole, but not optimistic. Meantimes, I gotta get me some of them sunglasses!

    • Mike Austin October 15, 2021, 6:49 AM

      I love it: “Peak Asshole”.

      We can define it as “that moment in time when the highest number of assholes is reached in any society experiencing rapid and increasing political, social and economic pressure. That number will tend to reduce as the society turns more and more volatile, though there is no time when the number of assholes reaches zero.”

      Every Karen has now revealed herself. Every progressive has now revealed himself. Every government agency has now revealed itself. Every media outlet has now revealed itself. Every government bureaucrat has now revealed himself. No one is hiding any longer as there is nowhere to hide. There is no privacy as everything one does and everything one says is being recorded and remembered. The only thing left is to monitor your thoughts. They’re working on that.

      See those birds in the sky? They are called Black Swans. Take cover.

      The claws are out. The lines are drawn. Pieces have been put in place. We know who they are; they know who we are. The land is getting red hot. Fuel is being pumped into the border regions.

      Anyone have a match?

  • JHALM October 15, 2021, 2:42 PM

    Lens Theory in action!