OT: Chris Dodd essentially tells Obama "You have failed me for the last time."
- From: Les Cargill <lcargill99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 23:38:52 -0600
"Dodd, who became CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America after leaving the Senate in 2011, noted the movie "Avatar" was stolen by online pirates 21 million times. Such acts, he said, threaten to decimate his industry."
Here is an aerial view of James Cameron's house:
I am sure he feels mighty decimated in there.
It is analogous to the house in an English Rotten Borough, owned by a plantation owner retired from the Caribbean in the 18th Century.
This is no hyperbole. I'm sure he earned it, but the lynchpin of
Chris Dodd's argument is the penury of poor, poor abused James
And the entire premise - people *downloaded that hunk of garbage,
"Avatar"???* - is prima facie ridiculous. Why, I lasted a whole fifteen
minutes, before literally standing up in the theater, proclaiming
"Don't nobody here know how to play this came any more???" and
leaving. The dialogue wasn't even English.
The rent-seeking class can participate in the Internet, or the people
who do the Internet will perceive them as an outage and route around
them. We have videos of crows using bottle caps to tube down snowy roofs. These are better that anything Hollywood could dream of.
In fact, if I could, I would command *all* the crows to "Fly, fly my
pretties! Peck him! Peck Chris Dodd!" ... but why would members
of a nascnent apex species listen to me if they could?
They're probably smarter than that. And they wait...