Okay… It’s not really morning anymore, but close enough. I was going through my reader this morning when I came across this gem (via BleedingCool.com). Apparently we Comic-Con nerds are spending too much time in fantasy-land and not enough energy on the U.S. economy… right? Let me know if I’m missing the mark on this one, but that’s what I was getting from this nob from RT… whatever it is (?). I don’t have cable (and have no desire to pick it up), so sorry if I’m not aware if there’s another over the top dumbass 24 hour news network wanting to compete with the rest of the dipshits.
Her opening line about nerds not “fighting in the real world to save the U.S. economy” really struck a sour note with me. Hmmm, the money I spent at Comic-con seemed real enough to me (I mean it had the U.S. Presidents on the bills and not Aquaman or the Flash… but how fucking cool would that be???) You’ll have to forgive my simple understanding of economics, but I thought spending and getting cash circulating around was a good thing, especially in tough economic times, but again, I could be wrong. I was thinking some of the money I spent on food and lodging at the con would eventually get passed down to the employees of those businesses allowing them to feed and house themselves (and then they could spend some and support other businesses with employees and so on). And even the money spent inside the con I thought would help support individuals with their own hopes and dreams of being able to do the shit they love to do and make a living from it. Gawd forbid anyone would want to do that in America… right?
I’m sorry there’s homeless in San Diego. Honestly one of my biggest fears is that I’m going to end up in that situation if I’m not careful here. But! Even if all those who went to Comic-Con this year decided to give all the money they would have spent on the con to charity, specifically to help the homeless… there would still be the homeless. I’m not saying it wouldn’t help, it would some, it just wouldn’t solve the problem. I have a feeling the homeless problem in San Diego (or anywhere) goes a lot deeper than that. Another thing, I don’t feel it’s fair to try and pin that responsibility on Comic-Con attendees when through out the year there other events and celebrations that draw in as much cash, if not more (how much did Harry Potter and Captain America make that weekend? How much was made off the Superbowl? Christmas shopping at Walmart???.).
I guess I could go on for awhile why I think this lady is a total fucktard of the highest degree, but I have my own projects that I’m trying work on (you know, ’cause I want to make my own hopes and dreams come true), some of which were inspired by going to Comic-con, and hopefully someday I, my brother and my friends will be able to benefit from. So I guess I’ll just close by saying GO FUCK YOURSELF, CUNT! If you do that you’ll be doing something so much more productive then spewing out your bullshit on cable.