The other day, I got to go check out Michael Moore’s new film, Capitalism: A Love Story at the Angelika on West Houston Street. He went over the fact that 1% of the population has more wealth than the bottom 95% of people combined. Holy shit.
This is a movie that everyone with or without a job should see. These kind of numbers make me a bit queasy, and I’m not helped by the fact that ABC now has a television show called “Shark Tank,” which is only trying to justify the fact that such arrogant douchebags make money off of other peoples hard work. The show lends itself to the collection of already insufferable shows produced by Mark Burnett (Are you smarter than a fifth grader, Survivor, etc.) It’s mildly entertaining in the same way that it’s fascinating to watch the Discovery Health channel when someone is getting heart surgery–but give me a break. These 4 judges, all multi-millionaires, sit and argue about taking control over some poor schlub’s idea on how to make the world a slightly better (if not more cluttered) world.
To quote t.s. eliot
“This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.”
Kinda like watching a car accident–you want to, but can’t–look away.
Anyways, having said that greed has gotten rampantly out-of-control and is about to throw us all into a global meltdown/revolution, let’s get drunk. And let’s do it on Broke Ass Stuart’s tab. He’s putting together a “F#CK THIS RECESSION party” Thursday, October 8th at REBEL and the details can be found here. Great bands, $3 cover with RSVP, $5 at the door. Did I mention free beer? See You there!