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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Embrace the Moment (aka, the Horror)

Steve Buscemi is a chronic scene stealer in the awesome flick, 'Armageddon.'

One of his great lines comes when they're on the asteroid and things aren't looking good: Broken drills, time running out, all sorts of strife between the civilians and the soldiers. Buscemi puts his arms in the air, literally faces earth, and says, "Guess what guys, it's time to embrace the horror! Look, we've got front row tickets to the end of the earth!"

Fortunately, in spite of his character's genius status, the suggestion is ignored, Bruce Willis blows himself up (along with the asteroid), Ben and Liv get back in the same bed, and we're all living happily ever after by the time the credits role (over creepy funeral footage of Owen Wilson, et al).

Today's New York Times might, if you were a crazy, gambling addicted genius, help you find your inner-Armageddon-Buscemi.

So here's the deal: This is the real world. The asteroid is whatever we're supposed to call the locked up credit market. Barack Obama is Billy Bob Thornton.

Who's Bruce Willis? Help me, because I'm starting to get a "wild hair" as they say, and I'm thinking that maybe it just might be time to go a little crazy.

We can't all live forever, right?


SuperLappy486 said...

My question is this: what is the real world equivalent of the "zero barrier" that Willis must beat. In the movie it's a matter of hours...

John Jacobson said...

We'll be hitting peak oil here in a few years . . . but the irreparable damage may already be done . . . so now its about minimizing the Paris-decimating chunks that are bound to hit us.

I'm being metaphorical, y'all.