Monday, August 30, 2004

The Ultimate Evil lives in Sesame Street

These days I have noticed this sad new tendency in the film industry. Like usually, I am probably the last one to check it, but hey…

Back in the glory days of the 70s, a catastrophe was a catastrophe. People got freaked out by “Earthquake” (I know I did), “Jaws”, “Meteor” and whatnot.

But honestly, there is so much disaster on TV these days, nothing can really shock us anymore. That, or the film industry has run out of ideas.

A single catastrophe isn’t good enough anymore. Instead of a single earthquake threatening a city, you get a conglomerate of disasters impacting earth. Have some new ice age and giant tsunamis shock-frost New York City after a biologic-chemical-nuclear attack on the local central school bus station which the Olsen Twins used to ride in their baby-fat days.

Also, a single monster isn’t good enough anymore. Now it’s Freddy vs Jason, Alien vs Predator, King Kong vs Godzilla, Marshmallow Man vs Oprah, Ben Affleck vs J-Lo, Milli vs Vanilli, and David Hasselhoff vs the German Nation.

The battle of the titans.

TV movies have to struggle to keep up with that. So the other night, cable tv presented “Atomic Twister”, which is essentially Twister vs Tchernobyl.

We’re prepared for anything.

The apocalypse is gonna be a piece of cake.

Quote of the Day:
(because I saw a pretty pretty rainbow today)

Cartman: Well, you know, you'll just be sitting there, minding your own business, and they'll come, marching in and crawl up your leg and start biting the inside of your ass. And you'll be all like, "HEY! Get out of my ass you stupid rainbows!"
Stan: Cartman, what the hell are you talking about?!?
Cartman: I'm talking about rainbows. I hate those frigging things!
Kyle: Rainbows are those little arches of color that show up during a rainstorm.
Cartman: Ohh, rainbowwws! Oh yeh, I like those. Those are kewl.

(Southpark Episode Weight Gain 4000)

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