loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: You had me at "we're fucked)
Thems the facts:

1. The US is in recession. So is the majority of Europe. China and many Arab countries have incredibly strict internet censorship. India seems to be a free agent. So this is your crowd: People who are mostly out of money but are huge consumers of culture in its many variants.

2. Cinema tickets have been on an incredibly steep rise for the past decade, in direct correlation with the plummeting of the economy. First it was sheer post-9/11 escapism, then it was 3D, now it's IMAX. In NYC, a ticket to see an IMAX 3D movie in peak time has already got to $20. If you think the outer areas are cheaper, you're right, but the average salary is lower too.

3. Television is also more expensive. Time Warner Cable offers a "basic" monthly cable plan in NY that starts at $80. That is without channels like HBO, Starz, Showtime and On Demand movies, not to mention subscriptions to specialized sports channels/events, or even pay-per-view. Don't even get me started on porn. And I don't know about you, but in my building, Time Warner has basically bribed the management company to give them exclusive rights to cable access. I've been given to understand that this has become a standard practice.

4. Technology is more expensive. We don't have to start discussing the wide profit margin Apple, LG, BlackBerry, HP and Dell make off their consumers, right? They all have essentially the same Chinese prison-plant making them their gadgets at a cost that is financially dirt cheap, but also treats people like dirt. I'm an Apple consumer. My hands are not clean. I'm merely stating facts.

5. File storage has become vital. Western Digital is making a fortune on physical storage, and domains, blog services, photobucket-like websites and actual storage websites like Megaupload all provide answers to the rapidly increasing demand in storing media and documents which accumulate beyond the average computer/tablet's memory.

So what are we looking at? We're looking at a global community which is groaning under the weight of its addiction to culture. But this is not a weight made by the addiction itself. It's made by the nature of power-hungry, greedy companies, looking to profit as much as possible from their consumers, and those consumers don't have as much money as they used to, if they ever did. And people who can afford everything are a very small percentage of the global community.

And so, like in every community that is hungry but cannot afford food its masters are selling it (oh yes, I'm aware of the Marxist undertones here), thieving spreads.

Another factor taken into account: We have just turned a technological corner from undigitized media. CDs are being discontinued. The era of DVDs and Blu-Ray will come to an end sooner rather than later. Storage is everything now. This is a mitigating factor in the greediness of big companies who create the media content, because the collapse of CDs was a lethal blow to record companies and their parent companies, who counted on charging as much as possible for their products (while essentially shutting the artists out of the profits).

So we are looking at a monster that is big, hungry and greedy for power and money, with a hand in every plate. We are looking at Cthulhu. And today, Cthulhu took down Megaupload.

Megaupload is probably likely to get heavily indicted. We all know that. We all know what we were funding. Allegedly, they did too, according to some released evidence. The problem is far deeper than Megaupload, though, because Megaupload was simply making a quick buck on creating ideal conditions for a widespread phenomenon of people who cannot afford to consume culture at today's prices, but want it nonetheless.

This is not going to stop. Media companies like Warner Brothers, Sony, Universal and Viacom will continue to create culture and ask for increasing prices for it. People will still not be able to afford those prices. Piracy will continue, because as long as companies don't recognize the need for balance, they will not get the results they want. And no unleashing of governmental dragons in form of laws or indictments will help them, or us, the consumers.

What a shithole.
loony_moony: (SPN: Jensen demonstrates SPN fandom)
Yes, it's that spoiler, from that episode of that painful fucking Show: The amounts of 'no' and 'wtf' and 'how do you think this is even funny' and 'why don't you just punch all your fanbase in the face' I have for this are immeasurable.

Seriously, you guys. Maybe I'll just leave this piece of floating crap Supernatural has become for Noel Fielding and Russell Brand playing goth detectives.
loony_moony: (SPN: Jensen demonstrates SPN fandom)
Yes, it's that spoiler, from that episode of that painful fucking Show: The amounts of 'no' and 'wtf' and 'how do you think this is even funny' and 'why don't you just punch all your fanbase in the face' I have for this are immeasurable.

Seriously, you guys. Maybe I'll just leave this piece of floating crap Supernatural has become for Noel Fielding and Russell Brand playing goth detectives.
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean comprehends just fine)
Yeah, I'm not okay with this episode. Not okay at all.
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean comprehends just fine)
Yeah, I'm not okay with this episode. Not okay at all.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What is this fuckery)
Okay.

NO.

There is creepy (and this fandom wrote several books about being a creepy fan, ngl), and then there is YOU MADE CLIF A FUCKING GUEST?!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, CREATION CON.


WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE.

EW.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What is this fuckery)
Okay.

NO.

There is creepy (and this fandom wrote several books about being a creepy fan, ngl), and then there is YOU MADE CLIF A FUCKING GUEST?!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, CREATION CON.


WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE.

EW.
loony_moony: (SPN: Misha has a bitchface for you)
Making jokes about old people fake-dying is NOT my cup of tea. One Jason Statham post is enough, ONTD. Go laugh at Tila Tequila's untreated and probably undiagnosed mental disorder and leave Betty White alone.
loony_moony: (SPN: Misha has a bitchface for you)
Making jokes about old people fake-dying is NOT my cup of tea. One Jason Statham post is enough, ONTD. Go laugh at Tila Tequila's untreated and probably undiagnosed mental disorder and leave Betty White alone.
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean head clutch)
Consider this an exception from all your Thanksgiving posts.

The Associated Press is reporting that a Swiss court has approved Roman Polanski’s offer to be released from prison on a $4.5 million bail.

NO. NO. WTF. NO. I DON'T CARE IT MEANS HE'S IN HOME PRISON UNTIL THE EXTRADITION CASE IS SOLVED, I WANT THAT FUCKER IN JAIL. I WANT HIM TO SUFFER, AND BY GOD, I WANT HIM TO FEEL GUILTY FOR IT.

And yes, I'm still boycotting the people who signed the petition list. Fuck you, Terry Guilliam. Hello, Emma Thompson!

I also vehemently agree with what this dude has to say about the whole deal -

loony_moony: (SPN: Dean head clutch)
Consider this an exception from all your Thanksgiving posts.

The Associated Press is reporting that a Swiss court has approved Roman Polanski’s offer to be released from prison on a $4.5 million bail.

NO. NO. WTF. NO. I DON'T CARE IT MEANS HE'S IN HOME PRISON UNTIL THE EXTRADITION CASE IS SOLVED, I WANT THAT FUCKER IN JAIL. I WANT HIM TO SUFFER, AND BY GOD, I WANT HIM TO FEEL GUILTY FOR IT.

And yes, I'm still boycotting the people who signed the petition list. Fuck you, Terry Guilliam. Hello, Emma Thompson!

I also vehemently agree with what this dude has to say about the whole deal -

loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
NO. NO. NO. FUCKING NO, FUCKERS.

WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING WITH HE'S A FUCKING ESCAPED RAPIST. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT HIM DRUGGING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL BEFORE RAPING HER AGAIN AND AGAIN, DESPITE HER PLEAS FOR HIM TO STOP. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT THE LAW ABIDING FOR FUCKING EVERYONE, NOT JUST US POOR UNKNOWN CITIZENS. I DON'T CARE IF HE'S THE BEST DIRECTOR THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN (HE IS NOT, BTW), HE RAPED AN UNDERAGE GIRL MULTIPLE TIMES AND HE SHOULD'VE BEEN PUNISHED FOR THAT 30 YEARS AGO.

FUCK YOU FOR YOUR HIGH-HANDEDNESS. FUCK YOU FOR SUPPORTING HIM.

FUCK YOU.

I HOPE HE GETS MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT AND ROTS IN JAIL LONG ENOUGH TO GET WHAT HE DID, THE FUCKING SCUMBAG.


I AM JUST SO BEYOND DISGUSTED BY ALL OF THIS. UGH.
loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
NO. NO. NO. FUCKING NO, FUCKERS.

WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING WITH HE'S A FUCKING ESCAPED RAPIST. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT HIM DRUGGING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL BEFORE RAPING HER AGAIN AND AGAIN, DESPITE HER PLEAS FOR HIM TO STOP. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT THE LAW ABIDING FOR FUCKING EVERYONE, NOT JUST US POOR UNKNOWN CITIZENS. I DON'T CARE IF HE'S THE BEST DIRECTOR THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN (HE IS NOT, BTW), HE RAPED AN UNDERAGE GIRL MULTIPLE TIMES AND HE SHOULD'VE BEEN PUNISHED FOR THAT 30 YEARS AGO.

FUCK YOU FOR YOUR HIGH-HANDEDNESS. FUCK YOU FOR SUPPORTING HIM.

FUCK YOU.

I HOPE HE GETS MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT AND ROTS IN JAIL LONG ENOUGH TO GET WHAT HE DID, THE FUCKING SCUMBAG.


I AM JUST SO BEYOND DISGUSTED BY ALL OF THIS. UGH.
loony_moony: (Twatlight: RPattz says WTF)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


This shriek is brought to you by -


loony_moony: (Twatlight: RPattz says WTF)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


This shriek is brought to you by -


loony_moony: (SPN: Dean and his hotness)
This is what I bring you from flist and ONTD while I'm really supposed to be packing my shit for the Flight From Hell.

1. WTF RUPERT EVERETT NOOOOOOOOO!
He got himself a SHITTON of facial surgery and botox. And now he looks like Rupert Everett on "My Best Friend's Wedding" with A BERRY ALLERGY. UGH.

2. Speaking of faces, Sophia Bush has such an adorable one.
I mean, that dress is seriously not doing her any favours, but fuckit, she's gorgeous.

3. Orlando Bloom on the set of his new movie
So, if Dean Winchester had sex with Rupert Friend, and their lovebaby became a cop, this is how he'd look like, yes?

4. Stills from SPN 4x20 (SPOILERS)
Only not really spoilers, as those stills are only of Misha Collins, and don't really disclose the plot of the episode, so feel free to go over and OGLE THE HOTASS.

5. And on Jared and Jensen watch, we have first shots in Oz, baby!
They look well rested and cheerful, and BEARDY HOLY FUCK. I mean, really, Jared? REALLY? Have you no idea just how ridiculous your fuzz looks on you? Jensen, on the other hand, looks like a cuddly little bear (as he always does) with his ickle beard. And since he can grow facial hair by thinking about it, I'd say he's winning this little dude contest.

6. Also in JarednJensen, we have J2 t-shirts for sale.
I bet you $5 that either a) by the end of this year, someone will be dumb enough to show up in on of their cons with one of those t-shirts, or b) we'll have a shot of one of them wearing one of those t-shirts. The black one on the left, in my estimation. *snigger*
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean and his hotness)
This is what I bring you from flist and ONTD while I'm really supposed to be packing my shit for the Flight From Hell.

1. WTF RUPERT EVERETT NOOOOOOOOO!
He got himself a SHITTON of facial surgery and botox. And now he looks like Rupert Everett on "My Best Friend's Wedding" with A BERRY ALLERGY. UGH.

2. Speaking of faces, Sophia Bush has such an adorable one.
I mean, that dress is seriously not doing her any favours, but fuckit, she's gorgeous.

3. Orlando Bloom on the set of his new movie
So, if Dean Winchester had sex with Rupert Friend, and their lovebaby became a cop, this is how he'd look like, yes?

4. Stills from SPN 4x20 (SPOILERS)
Only not really spoilers, as those stills are only of Misha Collins, and don't really disclose the plot of the episode, so feel free to go over and OGLE THE HOTASS.

5. And on Jared and Jensen watch, we have first shots in Oz, baby!
They look well rested and cheerful, and BEARDY HOLY FUCK. I mean, really, Jared? REALLY? Have you no idea just how ridiculous your fuzz looks on you? Jensen, on the other hand, looks like a cuddly little bear (as he always does) with his ickle beard. And since he can grow facial hair by thinking about it, I'd say he's winning this little dude contest.

6. Also in JarednJensen, we have J2 t-shirts for sale.
I bet you $5 that either a) by the end of this year, someone will be dumb enough to show up in on of their cons with one of those t-shirts, or b) we'll have a shot of one of them wearing one of those t-shirts. The black one on the left, in my estimation. *snigger*
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean needs a drink or ten)
Can you please do an Antichrist or something? I'm so ready for this world to be over.

*falls flat on face*

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