Friday, July 04, 2008

I'm not too hot all, why do you ask?

Actually, this is how a feel on hot day. Like a hot, oozing wodge of caramel that's been sitting in the sun for a week. My brain turns to pudding, my muscles become Jell-O, and I just want to sit in front of a fan and harden. For this reason, I haven't been spending much time on the PC this week.
Demi and I did venture out to see Wall-e, though - the theatre is an air-conditioned blissful oasis - and it was a thoroughly decent Pixar gem. A little trash-compacting robot is one of the many trashbots left behind on Earth after it becomes an offal-filled wasteland incapable of sustaining life. Humans migrate out to space to live in consumer-oriented superships where they don't have to do anything but eat, buy stuff, and float around in hoverchairs that accomodate their tremendous bulk. Even though it's animated, this particular vision of the future could pass for reality. If Wall-e doesn't encourage you to recycle, I don't know what will!

5 comments:

tshsmom said...

It's getting hot here too. :(

Wall-e sounds like my kinda robot...reduce, reuse, & RECYCLE!

SME said...

It's almost scary. But also funny - when the spaceship captain gets out of his hoverchair for the first time and takes a step, "Thus Spake Zarathustra" plays. ;D

The Zombieslayer said...

Humans migrate out to space to live in consumer-oriented superships where they don't have to do anything but eat, buy stuff, and float around in hoverchairs that accomodate their tremendous bulk.

Sounds exactly like the people I see shopping at Wal-Mart. And yes, I have completely stopped shopping there. When I heard the way they treat their employees, I starting shopping elsewhere.

SME said...

Now that you mention it, the spaceship was a LOT like a gigantic Wal-Mart, complete with screaming kids!
From what I've heard of Wal-Mart it sounds like a bit of a corporate cult - singalongs and stuff like that. But most megachains are like that.

Bridget Jones said...

You look like I feel, SME!