Captain, we have a spaceship on screen!

22 07 2017

New Dark Matter, new Killjoys, new Dr Who. Yeah, not everything is the best show ever and not all of them are at the height of their quality. But there was a time when spaceships on TV happened only in reruns and it went for a good while. We accept every mediocre superhero movie but somehow sci fi needs to be perfect. Well, right now it ain’t. But it’s amazing.

And and while we’re at it, if you claim you miss sci-fi why don’t you go watch Valerian this weekend?

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The biggest fake news story of them all

31 12 2016

The biggest fake news this year that is repeated the most is this whole bollocks story about fake news. It’s one last giant masturbation orgy of the media to feel good about themselves. They, the reporters of hard facts (like 3% or so on actual politics in this election campaign), of solid truths that we can believe (they totally have WMDs you guys! Let’s start a war that will fuck the world for the next 15 years.), of really speaking of the issues that concern us (what, who won’t be able to afford housing because they are born too late? Let’s talk about why Millenials play Pokemon or some shit).

Those assholes are now trying to somehow blame Russian trolls, communists, and the bogeyman. All this fake nonsense could never have spread if the media we used to trust hadn’t pissed away every little bit of faith anyone had in them long ago and with amazing effort.

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The fake news story itself? Based on utter shit they have had to distance themselves from by now. Reporting fake news on fake-news is so meta it needs someone way more witty than me to mock it right.

That the whole basis if the blame on Russia comes from the same agency that has lied over and over and over and over before doesn’t even seem to matter. What about that interview Julian Assange gave that was ripped to shreds and Frankensteined back together to support their shit narrative?

“But this could also just be a cynical ass-covering campaign, by a Democratic Party that has seemed keen to deflect attention from its own electoral failures.”

You should really be reading that article instead of this here. But just in case I’m gonna rant on because being unqualified to speak on world events seems to not stop anyone anymore. I expect a job offer from CNN any minute now.

Democrats believe Russians hacked their voting machines. Republicans believe Russian communists control the liberal media. The conspiracy theories even share the same bogeyman.

Republicans believe Clinton runs a child porn ring out of a pizza joint’s basement. Democrats call  Julian Assange a pedophile. Notice something? Everyone just attaches the ugliest thing they can think of to the people they despise and just believes it. And why not? We are used to having nothing but lies served to us all day ever day. Now newspapers publish self-righteous articles about how people believe things based on feelings instead of facts because they are overwhelmed with information. Man if only there was a whole industry who’s job it is to sort and present this information for more accessibility.

Here’s the thing. We know they lie. A decent quality lie is based on some truth. They won’t just invent numbers (mostly), they won’t just invent quotes (mostly) but they’ll still spin and twist them until they are on message. And while not everyone out there can put it in words almost all of us know something is off. We know being leftwing should mean we should not be guilt-pressured into voting for a warmonger. Parents know that their kids dying in some dessert doesn’t really protect anyone. Millenials know that there are no jobs waiting for them and that no amount of weird articles about them will change the fact that it is not their fault. Blue collar workers know production jobs are not coming back. We know that our politicians are making politics for someone and that someone is not us.

Now since it’s not the job of every schmuck like me to know all this stuff all we got to fall back on is our own limited knowledge and our social media echo chambers. So I think they do it for Blackrock and their ilk. Someone else for “Wall Street” some other asshole for “The Jews”.

We see the world slipping away, corruption and incompetence on levels that are just breathtaking and we just know the shit we are told is not quite right. Because we’re not doing well no matter how many times we are told differently. Our sick friends may act brave but we know they don’t get the treatment they’d need. We’re two months behind on the rent for our moldy apartment that is slowly killing us and we know we will never have a decent job or be able to afford even a decent quality of cat food then we get old.

People are not the “losers” of globalization. They are the victims of it. And yet every news outlet out there acts like these things just happen. So we know something is wrong even if we don’t quite know what. And without anyone to inform them, people fall back to conspiracy theories, easy racist answers, whatever else helps. Because if you can’t believe anyone then you can at least buy into a comfortable lie. And if you truly are arrogant enough to think that is not how Trump won and that these people were just idiots then god help you because it is hard to feel smug once they start to drag us into camps.

It doesn’t matter what “side of the fence” you’re on. From the idiot conservative who thinks global warming is a hoax to the asshole liberal who bitches that his backwater relatives would rather burn down everything than accept some gay dude has a nice house and they don’t (what do you expect? That they just cut their phone line, sit down in their basements and silently die?) we are all on the same side of the fence. Getting herded along by politicians and reporters to the interests of the chosen few. That doesn’t excuse that some of us are racists, bigots, and assholes but that is not the cause of this problem. The problem is that the news we consume has been anything but the truth for so long that every cheap lie seems just as valid by now.

No wonder this story gets so much traction. After this utter disaster of an election campaign and an insane amount of free advertising for the orange racist Boglin there’s nothing nicer for our news than having someone else to blame.





Everyone told you they would not vote for Clinton

12 11 2016

Alright. Liz painted a huge target on herself and I am nothing if not a fellow lemming,

so I’m giving in to the temptation of saying “I told you so you fucking idiots what were you thinking?!”. Because I’m so angry this happened, that this freak show attraction will ruin so many lives, that a whole generation will pay for it in regressive court decisions that.. I could go on all night. But there is no point. The defensive machine is already in full spin. The people who said this is not going to work like this were wrong. Even though it didn’t work. They’re all naive idiots who think racist yokels can be swayed. As it wouldn’t have only taken a fraction of the people who just didn’t vote to swing this. You don’t even need the ones who did vote Trump, even if you could actually get a bunch of them.

Getting those people can be soul-crushing, especially if they’ve hurt you in the past. Its thankless because even if they believe you they will never truly appreciate your work. And you know if you get of your high horse for just a moment and actually try to live the “we go high” attitude then maybe it is not too much to admit that even if you (and me, I know I do) don’t care about these people, or even despise them that they too, that EVERYONE deserves some sort of perspective for the future. That even a modern, changed, progressive world needs to offer everyone some perspective. Isn’t that what we on the left claim to strife for? Or did they have their turn and can go rot now?

It took actual work to lose this. Real effort. And man was it ever put in. And even now there is no way to call it out.

And you know what? Fuck this. This is a catastrophe not just for everyone in the US but the whole world.

But I had a good year. I have a decent job for the first time. It is incredibly secure, more so than most Americans can imagine. And yes I am a straight white guy (which by the way doesn’t mean I am happy in my body or any of that shit but screw you).

I don’t live in a mould invested hole that kills me anymore. I got decent clothes to wear that make people treat me like an actual person. I can afford the meds I need and I can help out my dad now that he’s retired and short on funds.

So yeah I will not suffer too much from this garbage fire.

For the first time ever my life is actually kind of average.

I will help my few friends there I can (lucky me I have autism, I’m a pariah to society, people instantly hate me so few friends, but hey Life is a cakewalk for me right? So I don’t have a lot of them to worry about.). For them I’m worried sick. The rest of the world can go fuck off and deal with this fucking mess alone until you learn to play to win in a cultural war instead of acting like spoiled brats who really think its their turn to have the cake now.

Feel free to unfriend me if that rant is too much. First of all I’m used to it and second this is exactly how you lost and this whole shit happened in the first place.

For me this is it. I’m done. I’m not taking hate and bile, I’m not going in the trenches to desperately try and explain that you need to give people some sort of perspective, yes even those dumb and intolerant people you think are worthless. Shit look at yourself, you’re so desperate to defend how this went that you keep digging up the worst racist comments to claim there was NO ONE who could have been swayed. Conveniently forgetting the 50% that didn’t vote. That don’t say such shit. That are still just being silent because they think Trump and his faction are terrible but aren’t ready to endure the firestorm of attacks from their own liberal friends if they so much as admit they stayed at home. They don’t want to take the torrent of accusations of being sexist or racist or whatever the fuck just to keep you from self-destructing by making the pro war avatar of Wall Street some sort of leftwing saint now. Hey look at that I’m anti-Semite too now because “Banks” is code for “Jews” even if its really meant to simplify the issues of a global financial system that has outgrown all reason and I liked Sanders (Oh shit he’s a BernieBro! Is there no end to labels you got ready for anyone who warned you Hillary Clinton is a bad choice? ) but yeah whatever makes you happy.

Keep circling the wagons and blame everyone except for the strategy that lost this. The damage is going to be so large that it might not even matter if you can get your shit together from now on and I don’t have the energy to fight with what should be my own side.





Valerian and the city of a thousand planets teaser

10 11 2016

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

That is all. Thank your paying attention  to this summary.





I bloody told you Star Trek Beyond would be good

22 07 2016

Dear Trekkies. I fucking told you you so!

Good for all the reasons I said, because this director knows how to shoot action movies about characters. Now if you’d kindly stop being full of yourself and going “ohhh cars am stupid, we are the special elite snowflakes of sci fi how does this guy get to touch our stuff..”and go fuck yourself that’d be swell. Or you know, go watch and enjoy that movie you don’t deserve because the proletarian who made it wasn’t good enough for you.





Who should Namor want to fuck?

3 06 2016

I stumbled about this very important question today.

“But if Marvel does a NAMOR movie before they have FANTASTIC FOUR back, whose wife does he try to fuck? That’s like 75% of his schtick.”

How is this even a question? Since the Marvel MCU basicaly doesn’t do women there is only one couple that matters and that any fans are passionate about. And I mean they are realy passionate about them. The wife of course is Captain America’s and the black haired beauty’s name is Bucky Barnes. You would be able to feel the millions of fans screaming out at once and then orgasm the moment this would be revealed.

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Don’t forget to call your Mothra today

8 05 2016

This a new Godzilla movie inbound it’s good to have a day to think of everyone’s favorite cuddly Kaiju.

Mothra