Stephen Kahn

Slugs? No. Ayn Rand? Yes.

In Bad news on April 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I was going to describe my latest effort to convince our chickens to eat slugs, but I just glanced at Google News and noticed that a movie based on Ayn Rand’s mad book Atlas Shrugged (or at least the first third of this massive diatribe) will shortly be released. This effort will join movies such as Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ and John Travolta’s Battlefield Earth as monuments to vanity film making.

When I was about14 years old, my family (in the process of moving to the Madison, Wisconsin area) rented a house for a couple of months. As a compulsive reader, I looked for something to read and found two books:

Gone with the Wind and Atlas Shrugged.

Like a young child slugging down bottles of liquor or consuming some other harmful substance (slugs, maybe?), reading those two books at such a young age left me  permanently brain damaged.

While the appearance of this movie is not conclusive proof, it definitely falls into the category of indicators that civilization is rapidly collapsing. Perhaps the capture of Laurent Gbagbo (speaking of slugs?) is an indicator on the side of supporting civilization. However, I suspect the chickens would turn up their beaks at him even more than they do at the slugs.


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