In Douglas Adams’ Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a great computer has been created to provide an answer to the question of life, the universe and everything…or to provide a question to the answer…I forget.
Philosophers burst into the room to protest the computer, as the computer would actually put them all out of work. From the radio script:
Some folks should not threaten to strike.
Gus Bailey found this gem:
Dozens of artists, entertainers, and activists including the usual suspects like Rosie O’Donnell, Debra Messing, Ed Asner and Michael Shannon have attached their names to an effort calling for a month-long protest to stop President-elect Donald Trump. “No! In the Name of Humanity We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!” reads a full-page ad placed in the New York Times last week by the group Refuse Racism. “Donald Trump, the President-elect, is assembling a regime of grave danger,” the ad says.
I could actually do with less Rosie O’Donnell, Debra Messing and Ed Asner in my life.
“Simply put, Hollywood is the base of the entire modern American culture. It is the foundation of the country, so to speak, the glue that’s holding it together. And think about what happens when you destroy the foundation of a house. It comes crashing down, right? Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen to America unless Donald Trump realizes how real the danger of that actually is, and chooses to step down as President of his own free will. And while we’re on the subject, between you and me – nobody wants Hollywood to stop doing its thing, but this is a necessary move.”
Please. Please. Start with the terrible superhero movies.