Saturday, August 10, 2013

Elysium review

I saw Blomkamp's new movie, Elysium last night.   Though not, in my opinion, as good as District 9,  which was an absolute classic,  if you want an action/adventure thriller, it certainly does the job.  I think that Blomkamp is a modern day Jonathan Swift.  Both he and swift can be seen as passionate social critics, framing their criticism in strange si-fi adventures, and they both paint with pretty broad strokes.   But Swift did it with more humor and irony.  After you see Elysium, rent the DVD for District 9.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Importance of Pigs

The pig, if I am not mistaken,
Supplies us sausage, ham, and bacon.
And yet, the porkers give us more,
Like thyroid drugs, T-3 & 4.
(To list the other things from glands
Would take too many ampersands.)