Over the last few months, time has slowly crept by with the ripple of the econo-disaster that hasn’t been nearly as disaster porn as I would have liked. When other countries start to have these economic downturns, we get these huge info-graphics that can only be a manly as the “Gay Stuff” from the Soup. When it comes to our own disasters, we get a Leonid Brezhnev answer and slowly shut the blinds and let things happen. I wanted my econo-disaster porn. I wanted Wall Streeters jumping out of windows and people like Jim Cramer crying on the floor pissing himself with explosive diarrhea ripping his pants and getting on the camera with his gaudy sound effects playing in the background.
Instead we get a few bailouts, banks tightening the neck-tie nooses they gave us for Christmas, slowly, meticulously and with a grin pushing the level with all the fees they’ve been adding to the switch that will eventually push us to our dooms. All the while we’re thanking them because we’ve been told it’s for the best for America by the people who are getting a cut of the action, our representatives. It’s out Republic in action.
No seems to notice how bad it is, because in the 1980′s when this all went down, coke was really popular or we were just all to young and stupid to comprehend what was going down. You can see how fucked up we were by the fashion that’s trying to come back now. That’s how bad it’s going to be in the near future.
You can start your trip to Canada as soon as acid-wash jeans and mullets comeback into style. Thankfully, abortion is legal in the United States. We used it on those things before they could be born into the American cultural experience.
It’s a nice way to prolong the apocalypse.
Beyond that, I’ve been enjoying Netflix. The amount of movies that I seem to have forgotten that I wanted to get are now ready for me to stream. The Good The Bad The Weird, a Korean take on a spaghetti western with a similar name, with colors and action that are vibrant enough to make you feel that it’s all a dream. And Valhalla Rising, a Crusade era movie about a One Eyed Viking who ends up with a load of Christians trapped in a hell.