i'm not talking about those who have base judgement on facts (which is, you know, commonplace this era in the united states, hurr). i'm talking about those people who are so readily take anything they are shown verbatim without any curiosity or skepticism of learning more about what it is they are witnessing. my growing pessimism for the bullshit things like the entertainment industry and consumerism in general is reaching a plane of such cynicism that the thing i hope for most is a massive cosmic storm to hit the earth and disrupt all electronic communications. yep, that would spell major catastrophe for the economy of the earth, even if a storm that affected a majority of the world for only a few days. i know that because i heard about such an event being possible and spent a few minutes looking up what it could actually do. in fact, there's a projected combination storm from space projected sometime in the near future, even though it isn't supposed to cause mass ruin that might make everyone re-evaluate everything necessary to basic human needs. it would be terrifying, but at the same time enlightening and interesting knowing that the massive gaps in social status would disappear and we would all be on a pretty similar level. all of that money you have in the bank? how are you going to access it if every auto-teller machine in the world is on the fritz? best start working out to ensure you can at least trade sexual favors for an increasingly rare box of oatmeal creme pies.
i got a little off topic. i wanted to write an article spelling out all of the bullshit in the united states (and most likely elsewhere, too) that is apparently going over the heads of the masses. here are some notes i wrote to write about later (meaning now), which i will write out better complaints later (meaning later).
maxclarity/proactive - really expensive alternatives to other mild to moderate acne medications, but somehow having a system of three or more steps involving putting the same topical cream on your ugly face all three times is more appealing to people because katy perry.
inception - inspired by paprika (2006), but is being received as such an original screenplay/movie. of course they're different scripts because japan is fucking weird and nobody would watch that shit, but they have very similar plots. it's just showcased a different way.
barrage of unoriginal media, remakes, sequels, ripoffs, question why there are so many - i was reading entertainment magazine's 2011 preview of movies coming out and at least 80-85% of the 'new' stuff is remakes, sequels/prequels/spinoffs, book2movie (which i find least objectionable), or book2foreign movie2us remake (like, really?). i also found out that breaking dawn is also being split into two movies ala harry potter and the deathly hallows. is there a legitimate reason for that or is it that since it's the last movie to be made from the series they want twice as much money from it? greedy greedy greedy. lack of new and clever storytelling is my main concern for movies coming out in 2011. who knows? i might just eat my own text later on.
will finish these ones when it's not 4am:
how television shows are made about anything (do we really need two shows concerning pawn dealings, let alone one show about pawn dealing?)
infomercials getting more ridiculous in order to sell as almost a joke gift: pajamajeans. stylesnaps. the snuggie/slanket gets a pass as those are actually useful and warm, though could be manufactured better.
laugh tracks, oh how i hate the invention of the laugh track
the soup/tosh.0 - definitely understand the soup more as a commentary on television (often how pitiful it is), but a guy reading youtube comments after showing internet videos? same deal with laugh tracks, you people think it's more accepting if someone is laughing along with you as you watch a show about things you can watch by yourself. someone please get me out of here.
other bullshit in general
a final word: tina fey is coming out with a collection of essays regarding her rise to where she's at now, and i couldn't be more excited to pick up a copy in april