The Kick-Ass movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
I saw Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World last night. It was kick ass. It wasn’t Kick Ass though, that was a much better movie in my opinion. No one is going to see either of these movies, but trust me, they’re both worth your money (or worth your thirty seconds of Google searching “watch *insert movie here* online”, finding the letmewatchthis.com link, and finding a streaming video that doesn’t suck too bad).
Scott Pilgrim was not what you would expect. Think arcade style game but in movie form. Weird to imagine, but this guy has to fight guys to date this girl and there’s things like flaming swords and insane punches and combos and words on the screen and it sounds weird (and it is) but they pull it off really well. Unique. If you’re anything like me it’s worth the money. It’s not all just arcade wonder either, it’s actually not a bad movie once you get past the video game stuff. Better than some of the other crap I’ve watched at least. So go out and support it.
Ok, politics. So. This movie gave me an idea. Politics suck. A lot. Debates are just two idiots being condescending to each other. Races become more about who raises the most money. Campaigns are becoming less and less about the message and more and more about a popularity contest. I got a letter in the letter this week from a local candidate running for, well, something, and it wouldn’t shut up about “Conservative” and “God” and stuff like that. On the back in a small box there was a two or three sentence write up about how he stands on the issues. I can barely even tell what the guy believes in, which is what I elect my representatives based upon.
If I had to boil down my main issues into three distinct parts it’d be foreign policy, domestic policy, and stay the hell out of the citizen’s way policy. So here’s what we do. We hold primary elections as they are now. Then, instead of holding a regular election, we stage a Street Fighter style fight to the death. Why, you ask? Well, because when it comes down to foreign policy, I like my leaders to be able to kick some ass. When it comes to domestic policy, I like my leaders to be able to kick some ass. And, thanks to the primary elections, the people can pick the candidates that have their best interests in mind and won’t abuse their power. In the end, the president emerges victorious, his opponent at his feet, ready to open a can of whoop-ass on enemies of America both here and abroad.
Don’t bother trying to point out flaws in my system. If you do then you’re just jealous that you didn’t think of this first.