atlas shrugged

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. In honor of Ayn’s birthday, and for those who missed out on Ayn’s epic graphic novel […]

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. “Critics, you won,” said John Aglialoro, the businessman who spent 18 years and more […]

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: The movie hauled $879,000 over the weekend; more importantly, it only made an average of $1,890 per screen. The first […]

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 […]

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. For a […]

Oh for fuck’s sake. This just got cheers at CPAC. Who knew they were so big on high-speed rail? [YouTube via Weigel]

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 […]

JOHN BOLTON  10:02 am August 24, 2006

John Bolton Plays Hard to Get

by Alex Pareene