I notice in my e-spammail box there's one entitled "Stolen Honor" John Kerry wants to stop... and that's all it says because I'm just looking at the subject line, but just based on these words, I have to guess this is about that unauthorized biopic of Kerry. I didn't like the Regan one, and I'm quite sure I won't like this one. Yes, I'll grant you're entitled to your opinion and your view of history, but quit demanding that if someone doesn't like that, they are satanic, evil spawn of hell. If you made a movie about me, I almost guarentee I wouldn't like it, regardless of the context or slant. When I read Ender's Game, I was thinking to myself, "I could never have a "speaker" (for the dead), speak for me: concealing no faults and whatever that phrase is. I think it was something like "pretending no virtues and concealing no faults." I want people to remember how I was, but I don't want the unbiased story of my life out there. I certainly don't want people distorting everything I did to put it into a "proper" contextual light for some other message they want out there. (Republicans are teh suck and Democats are teh cowardly weenie.) In the Babylon 5 episode, "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars," a computer simulation of Mr. Garibaldi gets very upset when this Earth faction manipulates him into doing terrible things as a justification for breaking away from the intersteller alliance. I don't really seem this being much different than a live person getting angry at a biographer (in any medium) for distorting reality to fit the author's perception. It sucks. And for the record, I hate companies who take likenesses of dead people and use them to hawk products. The only use of a dead person I'll allow is Natalie Cole's duet with her late father, Nat "King" Cole. And the only reason that gets a pass is because in her position, I might do the same thing. Also, it's her father, that gives her some extra rights. And from another email subject line, "These will help you please your partner". I know what pleases my partner. Unless this is a automatic, fully programmable chef with unlimited digital TV recording time, it isn't going to please him. The end. I really like Curt Schilling. Of course, "when you win 100 games, you can let the fungus grow back on your shower shoes and the press will think you're colorful. Until then, however, it means you're a slob." By which I mean, he's earned the right to be honest with grits and determination. He's a class act, all the way though.
I just stealthily slipped the word "hotness" into an email. I feel like king of the world.