Sunday, November 02, 2008

They Live!

I remember another time in my life where I experienced some sleepless nights. It was Frankie's first year. He was exhausting. He hated his crib. He hated being put down.

The result? I watched a lot of cheesy movies on cable with Frankie in my arms, lol.

One I remember clearly was "They Live!" It starred Rowdy Roddy Piper. My brother Frank had to explain the wrestling angle.

Anyway, the premise was this - Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.

The special sunglasses popped up the other day because I was looking at LT Nixon's banner. I thought "This is how I feel about Obama! Why don't more people see Jimmy Carter when he is talking?" So I asked The Armorer to help me out....and he did! Thanks!
See kids, I'm afraid. I remember the Carter Administration. My ex and I bought this house in July of '82. John qualified for a VA mortgage and at 16% or 17% (steroids. brain.eating.) people raved about how lucky we were. Isn't there anyone else out there who remembers this shit? Can I get a "stagflation!"???? How about someone who remembers the "misery index"? Or another oldie but a goodie......"malaise"

My moaning about Jimmy Carter aside, "They Live!" wasn't a bad movie and it had a great line.
"I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum"


Mrs. K said...


SWWBO said...

I remember the Carter years - screwed up the economy for 10 years or more - interest rates for mortgages were outrageous, and many people my age did not buy a home until the 90s.

BillT said...

Jimmeh Cottuh: take one part good intentions, add three parts invincible ignorance of the outside world and six parts unshakable vanity.

Shake well.

"It's all America's fault because you've lost faith in me."

And he wonders why he lost in a landslide...

BostonMaggie said...

My Darling Chief - You forggot the virulent anti-semitism. You can't mix a perfect Carter coktail without wiping out Israel.

BillT said...

...add a dash of smarmy self-righteousness and a generous dollop of sucking up to terrorists.

Garnish with outright lies about Israel.

Pour over crackpot ice and toss into the toilet. Flush twice, just in case.