May 16, 2009

America doesn't need to make cars or tractors or TV's anymore. We'll just make great movies like Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. Yeah, that'll save us.

20 comments:

Mitesh Damania said...

You gotta be on drugs to believe sharks can fly out and attack a jumbo jet or eat the Golden Gate. hahahahaha

Reality said...

Check out the PowerSoakers. Before 1990, who'd have thought there would have been an entire global industry dedicated to water guns?! And that the model designs are updated every single year!

Well, if you are an afficianado, you'd know, after 1990. Knowledge is localized, and value is personal and subjective. That's why central planning can only operate on pretense of knowledge, and is doomed to failure. Despite all their hard working ethics, Japanese thought personal computers were toys whereas mainframe super computers were where real productivity was. Well, the rest as we know is history.

IMHO, a sea change is taking place soon for the car/tractor industry, due to the energy infrastructure. All those vehicles may well be powered by electricity in the not too distant future . . . due to cheap electricity generation, not from nuclear or wind or solar, but from some kind of water/duterium-oxide related process that is not yet fully understood among the mainstream physicists.

Holding off on building new domestic car plants right now is not a bad idea.

Anonymous said...

We've gotten a runner-up to Snakes On A Plane!

Batman said...

`you dissin my favorite flick? I mean after Mothra vs. Gamera, that's a film school favorite.

Anonymous said...

Debby Gibson is pregnant...wif my big-toofed lUv cHiLd!

Biting the bridge...how could anyone not burst out laughing at that one?

What would really please a lot of people would be to crush any kind of union/good pay in Hollywood for all but the biggest stars/execs.

Then we could really jack ourselves off whining about the rich libruls...

who want to tax the rich.

Bukko_in_Australia said...

Dammit -- Somebody beat me to Snakes on a Plane!

How about Snakes on a Plane the weekly drama series? A reality show with REAL snakes on a plane? Winner gets the antivenin. "Survivor XIV -- Snake Island Edition." "Big Brother -- Snakes in da House."

And don't get me started on the possibilities if someone can bio-engineer ACTUAL mega sharks or giant octopi. Exporting all-American entertainment products like that will get the trade deficit in shape tout suite.

i've had it said...

actually, this looks pretty good!

there's hope for us!

Tyrone said...

Keith, Keith, Keith,
.
When in doubt, bring the nazis back!.
Iron Sky: Nazis from the Moon.

Anonymous said...

Someone said recently "we are still good at producing beer and prostitutes".

Legalized and taxed prostitution and pot, plus stay at the forefront of producing shit that kills people in masses?

Sad ain't it?

Where will the jobs to replace those being lost by the hundreds of thousands each week come from?

Where will the jobs to fuel a recovery come from. I can't see anything on the horizon.

GT Charlie

Mark in San Diego said...

How about "17 Again" seems real popular here in Zurich. . .at least there are adds for it on every corner. . .we don't need to make anything - the Brits haven't made anything for years - they just have a Queen, tourism, and a phoney banking system (opps, that is broken now). . .USALand(tm) the Germans, Japanese, Koreans, Chinese will all love it. . .we will all work in hotels and theme parks and clean toilets for the rest of the world. . .just like all other tourist economies.

patrat said...

Yes, and our young people will be so productive with their fat asses, mush brains and finely honed button pushing skills. They KNOW they are Champions - I mean after all, they've virtually already done it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, more web developers. That will take care of all teh lost heavy industry.

AMERICA IS DEAD.

Anonymous said...

How about a New Game called Senate Slayer.

Start with likenesses of Pelosi, Feinstein Frank and Boxer.

Then the sequel, Governor Terminator starring soon to be ex-politician R-nold...

And Don't Forget Gay Senate Gang Banger starring, well, you know who...

Have a Unicorn, toe-tapping communist MaoBama Day

Frank Barney

Reality said...

GT Charlie,

Decriminalizing drugs and prostitution will be plenty good enough; no need to tax either.

Real jobs are created by when someone sells you food or a bed, and you get some enjoyment of it . . . regardless whether that's food for your stomach or food for a "high," regardless whether that's a bed for relaxation over night or rejuvination for an hour (call that a full body contact treadmill if you want). The lackey from the local mob getting a cut of either transaction is not a real job even if the mob promises to give money to the windows and orphans; it actually inhibits transaction. Putting a government uniforms on the mob lackey doesn't change that fact on the ground.

Miss Goldbug said...

What as hysterical low-budget flick!


I liked the part where the octopus arm knockerd the plane right out of the sky.

Anonymous said...

Campy!

Mike Hunt said...

Keefer,

The US doesn't just make bad action movies... you totally overlooked the lucrative porn industry that gives the San Fernando Valley a nice stream of economic lifeblood.

-Mike

Anonymous said...

lorenzo lamas!!! classic, that guy has it made, in good shape, wonder how much he gets paid for this junk, he cleans up

Anonymous said...

"Mark in San Diego said...
How about "17 Again" seems real popular here in Zurich. . .at least there are adds for it on every corner. . .we don't need to make anything - the Brits haven't made anything for years"

Not really. Triumph rose from the ashes with a new business model that enabled England to produce motorcycles and compete, even prosper against Japanese brands. Now Norton is on its way back.

The US had Cannondale try and make motorcycles a few years back but no support from Americans lead it to go BK.

GT Charlie

brasileiro said...

I guess Thomas Jane was busy.

That reminded of the flick Deep Blue Sea. I love that scene in which Samuel Jackson's making a touching speech, and as everyone's getting teared eye one of those super sharks jumps out of the water to bite him in half. LOL