read a post from Chris
about "Ender's Game" and how he refuses to watch it, because author
Orson Scott Card doesn't want anyone to know that he is gayer than a "My
Little Pony" marathon hosted by RuPaul. While waiting for the glue gun
to heat up so I can build crap, I thought I'd talk about some of MY
entertainment boycotts to loan some perspective.
something I like doing, let alone champion. Separating the artist from
their output is to be admired. But y'know, every time "Rosemary's Baby"
shuffles up in my Netflix queue, I think, "Man, am I glad I saw that
before I discovered that Roman Polanski is currently wanted across the
Atlantic for rutting a tween." Because it is, after all, "the greatest
horror film ever made"- a film so good it should be Exhibit A in a
pedophilia trial. (I want to be the judge: "I SAW it. It's slower than
geese in a crosswalk. Fifty years; no parole.") And rocking out on the
music I do, there's always the urge to
give a listen to the ever-influential black metal crafted by Burzum. You
know Burzum, right? It's a one-man-project: Varg Vikernes performs all
the vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, automatic weapons
possession, church-burning, racist propaganda, and jail time. Oh: AND he
murdered Euronymous of Mayhem- just in case your testes twisted over
"automatic weapons possession" being included above. ("But Gil; Varg
didn't USE a gun- he STABBED Euronymous and HE said it was self-defen-"
IT'S NORWAY; LET IT GO)
...AND GIL'S PIPE CLEANERS COME FROM
CHINA. Yes, let's put an end to the flawed notion that a boycott is a
glorified attempt to be free from all wrong-doing; no one's necessarily
surrendering the country back to the Cherokee, are they? But it find
it's okay to draw a line in the sand and say "No more." That's just a
personal view and it doesn't have to, to...
...You know what?
Fuck that wall of text. I mean, thanks for reading it and coming along
THIS far, but this is writing is all stream of consciousness. Here's all
I really have to say: Did you eat any Chick-Fil-A last year once you
found out they were run by homophobic sludge...? Me neither. SO DON'T
WATCH "ENDER'S GAME". Consistency, people!
One last thing: I
long for the days when an asshole can be called an asshole without
betraying any sort of ideology. Since my transformation from Incendiary
Partisan Cartoonist to Evil Toy Maker, I realize my opinions CAN reflect
on my output and I actively try to make my rants less "Nugent" in their
delivery. AND IF THERE IS A GOD, THAT WILL BECOME A PROPER ADJECTIVE...