Sunday, September 28, 2014

Winter Soldier: "MKUltra Superstar"

You might be familiar with the entire "MK Girls" genre of conspiracy/pop-culture narratives, in which pretty young women are turned into mind-controlled sex-slaves/assassins by the government/shadow government/Illuminati/Satanists/etc. If not, check out my book review of Brice Taylor's "Thanks For The Memories" and the article "The Problem With Uncle Charlie: The MK Girls Revisited" to get up to speed. It's also a staple topic of the Vigilant Citizen website, which theorizes that everyone from Miley Cyrus to Shia LaBoeuf are "MK Victims" (Shia is, obviously, not a pretty young woman, but he's a batshit former child star and that's also part of the meta-narrative, so, there you go).

The MKUltra theme has now elevated not only to pop-culture recognizability status, but stage 5 fangirling (a.k.a. "box-office and merchandising goldmine") with the character Bucky/Winter Soldier from the movie "Captain America 2." The androgynous-looking (important point) WS is a bonafide hit with the "geek girl" set, and the subject of much obsession, fan-fiction, and etc.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ISIS Militants Reminisce About Favorite Robin Williams Films On Twitter

It's hard work being a member of a terrorist organization...but there is always time to go on Twitter and debate fave filmz.

A strange conversation broke out on Twitter yesterday,—a an Isis militant named "Abdullah" reflected on the death and career of Robin Williams. "Jumanji" got high marks:

Why Robin Williams' Death Matters

Many of us have been touched by the tragic, untimely death of comedian and actor Robin Williams. Some, however, have asked why we should truly care at all, and why so much media time has been spent covering his passing rather than focusing on various pressing world events. After all, even the United States president rushed out an official statement on Williams, before devoting one to, say, the Michael Brown case in Missouri.

Regardless of how sensitive you or I might feel about the death of Robin Williams, these questions regarding the importance are valid ones. It is helpful to reflect on why this "celebrity news story" is such a "big deal."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Is This Teenage Mutant Turtles Movie Poster An Allusion To 9/11?

One could say the imagery for this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster—explosions coming out of a building—is evocative of 9/11. But you could say that about a lot of movie posters and actual scenes in films since that tragic date. Lest we forget:

Friday, July 25, 2014

Study: Watching TV and Playing Video Games After Work Makes You Feel Like A Failure

A 9-to-5 job in the office may be grueling, but there is always the TV set and video game console to blow off some steam when you get home, right?

Well, according to a study published in the Journal of Communication, you are most likely to feel even worse after watching your television show or playing "Call of Duty."

The research indicated that people who engaged in such activities "had high levels of guilt and feelings of failure."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

U.S. Government Caught Editing "Reptilians" Page On Wikipedia

Certainly, this whole "Reptilian Agenda" thing is so over-the-top and ludicrous that any sensible person wouldn't stoop to even justify it with a response.

Well, any sensible person except someone working for the U.S. House of Representatives, apparently.

The "Dark Side" Of Hello Kitty In The News

A beloved children's icon is tarnished in the news and on the Internet...we've seen this with countless stories about Mickey Mouse/Disneyland, the Bert Is Evil craze, Deadly Elmo, Pervy Elmo, and many more.

The latest, it seems, is Hello Kitty.