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‘Atlas Shrugged’ Producers Launch Kickstarter To Finish Their Self-Reliant Epic

As you may recall, the first two parts of the Atlas Shrugged movie adaptation were not exactly a huge success with audiences or with critics. Critics are not a problem, of course; they can be dismissed because they’re just part of the Liberal Media Establishment. And if audiences stayed away, well, that’s just because maybe they were simply not ready for the Important Message of an Ayn Rand movie — they’ll find it, they will, and it will change their lives. But the epic must be finished, and unfortunately, not a lot of money rolled in from the first two outings to finance the third. Never mind what the free market said about the need for the third installment, there’s a goddam Artistic Vision here that needs to be fulfilled. And so co-producers Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro have gone on Kickstarter to raise $250,000 to help produce part 3, Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? As the A.V. Club says, it’s just what they had to do in order to “propagate its titular character’s manifesto to ‘never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.’” Read more on ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Producers Launch Kickstarter To Finish Their Self-Reliant Epic…
  Won't Somebody Think of the Billionaires?

Forbes’ Randroid Columnist Tells 99% To Stop Whining And Help The Rich Already

Tuesday of this week marked the second anniversary of that little thing in New York where all those dirty kids squatted on Wall Street to whine and complain about being poor because they are part of, like, 99% of the country, and unlike the 1% who own 40% of all the money. They seemed to think this was wrong or something and someone should be giving back. But fear not, useless rest of you, Forbes contributor Harry Binswanger has some important knowledge to drop on all your poor masses. You were right! Someone should be giving back! And it is you! It is “the community” that should give back to the wealth-creators. It turns out that the 99% get far more benefit from the 1% than vice-versa. Ayn Rand developed the idea of “the pyramid of ability,” which John Galt sets forth in Atlas Shrugged. Read more on Forbes’ Randroid Columnist Tells 99% To Stop Whining And Help The Rich Already…
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To Promote Freedom, Idaho Senator Wants To Require All Students To Read ‘Atlas Shrugged’

To make a point about government efficiency or something, an Idaho state senator has introduced a bill that he has no intention of actually passing. The proposal would require all Idaho high school students to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and pass a test on it in order to graduate. The Spokane Spokesman-Review reports that state Sen. John Goedde, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, had a perfectly objective (ha-ha!) reason for wanting all high school students to read Rand: When Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, asked Goedde why he chose that particular book, Goedde said to laughter, “That book made my son a Republican.” Read more on To Promote Freedom, Idaho Senator Wants To Require All Students To Read ‘Atlas Shrugged’…
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Don’t Go Galt This Christmas! Give The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Whether you’re of the Judeo-Christian persuasion or one of those exotic religions, you’re probably required to give gifts to people some time in the next month.  We here at Wonkette understand that this is patently unfair. Why should you have to sacrifice any portion of your earnings to, for example, the lazy marxist teachers in your life? If you can’t avoid giving them gifts because they’re something stupid like family, consider giving them the gift to end all gifts, the gift that ensures that that you’ll never have to buy them gifts ever again, because they will be empowered straight out of the moocher class: Atlas Shrugged II, not quite yet on DVD. Read more on Don’t Go Galt This Christmas! Give The Gift That Keeps on Giving…
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Guardian Rolls Out Comedy Section With Paean to Ayn Rand

What the hell is going on over at the Guardian, you might be wondering, given that they recently let former Bush speechwriter Josh Treviño post an 18-paragraph column explaining why he wrote a 23-word tweet, over a year ago, that expressed nonchalance at the idea of the IDF killing novelist Alice Walker? (Hint: it has to do with Rick Perry and “adhering to our enemies.”) Has the Guardian been purchased by Rupert Murdoch? Is it killing itself softly? No, it has not, and no, it is not! It turns out — and we don’t know how we didn’t realize this earlier — the “Comment is Free” section is really a “Comedy is Free” section and has simply been mislabeled. We know this is the case because the “Comedy is Free” section currently includes a column bit called Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: a paean to American liberty: Rand’s ideas appeal to millions of Americans besides Paul Ryan because they promise freedom from welfare enslavement by someone named Don Watkins, who is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. Read more on Guardian Rolls Out Comedy Section With Paean to Ayn Rand…
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Download a Free Copy of Wonkette’s Ayn Rand Graphic Novel

Did you know It was almost exactly one year ago that Ayn Rand’s Adventures were first released upon this world? One year ago Ayn Rand set out on a 13-part time-traveling adventure filled with political intrigue, mescalin, and vomit. Read more on Download a Free Copy of Wonkette’s Ayn Rand Graphic Novel…
  bigger disaster than that john c. reilly vampire movie?

‘Atlas Shrugged Part I’ Financier Afraid To Make Another One

Twelve days after opening “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1,” the producer of the Ayn Rand adaptation said Tuesday that he is reconsidering his plans to make Parts 2 and 3 because of scathing reviews and flagging box office returns for the film. Read more on ‘Atlas Shrugged Part I’ Financier Afraid To Make Another One…
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Nobody’s Going To the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Movie

Atlas Shrugged: Part I has once again been eclipsed at the box office by the epic socialist propaganda romance Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, coming in at 18th and 17th, respectively. What’s worse: Read more on Nobody’s Going To the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Movie…
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Battlefield Train: A Review of the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Movie

We obviously haven’t seen the movie and were never able to get through more than a few pages (even while high) of the doorstop novel, but this web review of Atlas Shrugged was still the most enjoyable thing we read tonight … mostly because it compares the movie to John Travolta’s fantastic adaptation of Ayn Rand’s other great book, Dianetics: Read more on Battlefield Train: A Review of the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Movie…
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Terrible ‘Atlas Shrugged Part I’ Dismal At the Box Office

Despite all the libertarians in the nation selflessly relinquishing their Ron Paul gold for evil paper money so they could buy a movie ticket, Atlas Shrugged: Part I only made $1.7 million in its opening weekend, coming in at fourteenth place, right behind statist epic Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules. Read more on Terrible ‘Atlas Shrugged Part I’ Dismal At the Box Office…
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‘Going Galt’ Is New Code Word For ‘Laid Off’

Have you heard about the hot new craze sweeping the ranks of marginally employed basement-dwelling Pajamas Media devotees? It’s called “Going Galt,” and it refers to when the owner of a small haberdashery in East Tennessee has to lay off employees because nobody wants hats anymore, but the owner says they are voluntarily withdrawing their productive labor from society because Barack Obama is a “looter” and a socialist. Read more on ‘Going Galt’ Is New Code Word For ‘Laid Off’…
 

Old Jazzbo Hippie Claims Cheney Just Invaded Iraq For The Oil

Some little hipster clarinet player from NYU is claiming the Iraq invasion and occupation was all about securing oil supplies for America. Oh and what is that sticking out of Jazzbo Al’s tattered raincoat? A worn paperback of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” which he actually first read when she was writing it, when he was screwing some gal in Rand’s “inner circle” and writing angry letters to the New York Times about how “parasites who persistently avoid either purpose or reason perish as they should.” That’s right, we’re talking about former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan! Read more on Old Jazzbo Hippie Claims Cheney Just Invaded Iraq For The Oil…
 

John Bolton Plays Hard to Get

Photo by Liz Gorman, mustache by Frederick’s of Hollywood. Crazed nutjob/American Ambassador to the UN John Bolton is apparently quite a catch. The man’s a bit media shy, seldom available to the press for one-on-one interviews. Unless, of course, you’re a big-breasted woman with a position on Israel somewhere to the right of Meir Kahane — as, conveniently enough, crazed nutjob/blogger Pamela “Atlas” Oshry is, helping her to score (ugh) two exclusive, bubbly interviews (“yeah, baby”?!?) with the man (one of which we’ve previously touched on [ugh again]). Sadly, if you don’t display a banner on your blog identifying yourself as a “fan of disproportionate response,” you have a slightly harder time of it. Even with boobs! After the jump, learn the tragic tale of rejection by a man who looks like he ought to try to keep his options open. Read more on John Bolton Plays Hard to Get…