Saturday, March 31, 2007

ROCKET SHIP JIMSMASH

That's it. I give up. According to an MSNBC Poll, 48% of Americans reject the scientific theory of Evolution. One-third of college graduates say they accept the Biblical account of creation as FACT. 73% of Evangelical Protestants say they believe that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years; 39 percent of non-Evangelical Protestants and 41 percent of Catholics agree with that view. WTF? Did a strange Stephen King Comet recently pass by the planet? I have a hard time believing we've fallen so far backwards.... but then again, I'm not surprised.

I am now selling tickets to the JimSmash Rocket Ship (prototype pictured above).
Destination: Somewhere else, Off-Planet.
Tickets are 1/2 OFF to card carrying JimSmashers!!!*
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*Jim reserves the right to turn away any ticket holder. A questionaire/essay test may be involved.
Question Examples:
- "Name 5 Essential JimSmash Movies"
- "Explain why Superman is relevant Today & why Superman Returns fell short"
- "Explain the cool dynamic between Kirk, Spock and Bones"
- "Why was Jango Fett an abomination to the Mandalorian Mythos?"
- "Explain the Mythology factor of Superman, Batman and The Hulk; give examples of symbolism"
- "Explain the Life Cycle of the ALIEN and why were Alien3, Alien: Resurrection and AVP abominations in relation to?"

10 comments:

Alex said...

I think you don't need to leave the planet. Just the country you currently reside in. Come up to Canada!

Jim said...

I've thought about it.... there's some vfx companies in Vancouver, I believe.... or maybe I'll move to Canada and open up a Comic Book Store..... are there many up there? Cause, you know, I NEED a comic store to go to every week. :)
(although I haven't been to one in a month due to my current work schedule...ugh)

Jen said...

I'll take one
ticket please

Get me the hell
out of here!!!

Alex said...

Vancouver is a fantastic place! Though their hockey team sucks :D I'd move there in a heartbeat.

spaceJASE said...

1) RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

2) A CHRISTMAS STORY

3) HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

4) THE REF

5) CHRISTMAS VACATION

spaceJASE said...

Superman is an icon of what human potential could be. He is the ultimate boy scout. A god of our time. This becomes especially relevant in this era where everyone falls short. Not even the gods of Christianity and/or Islam are perfect anymore; let alone JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Magic Johnson or whoever your hero was years ago.

Superman Returns in short fails to live up to this from the beginning of it's weak plot - Superman running away to "find himself" ?!?! That implies a weak-minded fallible soul. Not a god.

(this is only one of the reasons S.R. falls short of being "Superman")

spaceJASE said...

In the first version of Star Trek, the characters James Kirk, Spock & "Bones" represent the basic human elements of the Id, Ego, and Super-Ego. Divisions of the psyche according to psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's "structural theory." (circa. 1923)

Spock = Super-Ego
"Bones" = Ego
Kirk = Id (He goes for all the girls all the time!)

Essentially the viewer is able to relate to each character at some point and certain individuals may relate more to one of the characters in particular if their own psyche leans in that direction.

spaceJASE said...

Jango Fett offered his genes up to be cloned, thus changing the Mandalorian race from that of a small band of rogue mercenaries respected throughout the known galaxies into a race of slave soldiers in a few years.

He also indirectly transferred leadership of the Mandalorian race from himself to that of the Sith Lord.

spaceJASE said...

Am I in yet? I don't wanna go in to the mythologies today.

p.s. - people need to believe in something greater than themselves. That's primarily the reason behind not believing in evolution. If you thought you were the pinnacle of evolution, you'd not be happy with life - you'd be depressed that the pinnacle of evolution has to go in to work every day and pay for insulin to live and buy insurance to afford the doctor and lose retirement funds when Enron goes down and go to war to drive to the mall to buy clothes made by slaves in another country.

People need something bigger than themselves to aspire to be because they basically suck.

Anyone got any happy pills? I think I need one. Or maybe I'll look to Captain America for inspiration - oh wait, he's dead.

Lisa said...

Hey, don't blame Stephen King for this.

You can open Neptune North in Canada.