I hate politics. I find the two major parties to be detestable. I’d register as a First World Anarchist if that party actually existed, so I settle for Liberterian. And I know both of the two bigs love to attack anyone who aligns with an alternative party, but fuck them. And for the record, I don’t agree 100% with anything the Liberterian party pushes, only the most basic concept of an individuals right to liberty. So, before anyone on the left or the right start their usual, cliche filled attacks, just fuck off. At the end of the day, nobody should ever agree 100% with any other person, unless they are a perfect example of a sheep needing a sheppard. So shut up, hang out, have a beer, soda, or glass of milk, and chill.
So, I felt the need to rant because gawd forbid anyone have something to say positive or negative about a political figure without either side feeling the need to attack with lamebrain propaganda. If the current president does something I even remotely agree with, it does not mean I hate ‘Murica and freedom, and if I disagree, it doesn’t mean I was a Bush supporter and feel that it’s ok to restrict the freedoms of others due to some outdated form of thinking that should have died generations ago. Believe me when I say that you can formulate your own thoughts and opinions, and believe that both the current president and the guy before him suck ass.
OK, let me catch my breath and get to the point. I actually applauded the President’s zinger about no longer needing to campaign. Just like I was ok with that small group of GOPer’s applauding when he said the first half, I thought his was the perfect response. Now, I know some people have attacked it as being spiteful and he needs to learn to be a classier individual, but please feel free to point out any politician with an ounce of class. They are all lobbiest purchased, overpaid and underworked dipshits who are clueless as to the real problems of the population that elects them and are more concerned with offering favors for their buddies…..
Dammit, I started ranting again.
The President did another thing that caused an “uproar”. He allowed himself to be interviewed on a Youtube show. So naturally, the cable news networks and other members of the collective genre that now refers to themselves as “Legacy Media” felt the need to insult, attack, and riddicule this webshow. Of course, it’s never unusual for the establishment to react this way when they suddenly feel threatened. Afterall, their business model is in jeopardy due to the fact that younger generations are not dishing out hard earned cash for Cable TV subscriptions, and use the internet to consume their news. They are scared by the fact that a generation of content creators have figured out that you don’t need a huge budget, fancy graphics, or even a traditional look to gain viewers. Internet distributed shows have skyrocketed in popularity in the past few years, enough so that they either are able to attract legit advertising or build a fanbase that is willing to make monthly donations.
The internet is slowly taking the spot that traditional media once dominated, and it scares the hell out of them. And who out there still refuses to take it seriously? Cable news networks and their viewers. These viewers, by the way, average in age at around 68 for Fox News, and around 62 for MSNBC and CNN. These were not people who came of age as the internet took off, or were born into a world that always had it, so of course, most are clueless as to how this type of change can come about.
Also, if you don’t think TV is scared of the internet, then why are the big cable companies working so hard and spending so much money to fuck it up. Support Net Neutrality (and don’t go to cable news to get info on what that is).
And because I’m feeling extra obnoxious and ranty today, who else is bitching at the idea of an all female ghostbusters? Pissing and moaning and being butthurt over the fact that they are rebooting the movie and casting women and trying to turn it into some type of feminist propaganda designed to ruin your childhood is the dumbest fucking reaction I’ve read. It’s unwarranty and ignorant, and I can think of a few good reasons why this movie will suck, and it has nothing to do with the casting of women.
I think this movie will suck because they will take a movie that was very specific in style and era, and modernize it. The modern style of humor and the style of 1984 are vastly different. The writers crafted that movie in a way that just isn’t done today, where they were able to blend humor into what was made to be serious events (well, as serious as you can be while getting a supernatural blowjob or battling a 100 foot marshmellow man). Today’s style is presented with sight gags that are somewhat obvious and in your face. And just like in the 80’s, 90’s, and whenever, that style works when paired with the right plot, and other times it falls flat.
The biggest issue is taking a film that is beloved by so many, and not only modernizing it, but replacing actors that are so deeply associated with it that it will have an automatic backlash. Remakes by there very nature suck ass. Just look at the reboot of Nightmare on Elm St. You simply cannot replace Robert England. He is Freddy. So, feel free to be of the mindset that this movie will suck because it’s trying to capture a type of magic that just will not occur again, but don’t transform into a misogynistic asshole because they are letting girls play the roles that men used to. You are just being a petty, whiny dick. So grow up, assholes!
Besides, it could be worse, at least Ghostbusters is not being remade by Michael Fucking Bay!