I just watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs all the way through for the first time.
This Walt Disney animated film was released 77 years ago in 1937.
This film cost $1.4M dollars to make in 1937 and earned $184,925,486 (domestic) that year.
Adjusted for inflation this means Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs made $867,640,000 in today’s dollars.
That is more than Avatar’s $774,151,900 domestic gross. Aside from the technical achievement, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is an astonishing film.
A masterpiece by any definition, in every category.
As for the Walt Disney brand these many decades past the life and virtuous goals of its founder, the apple has certainly fallen very far from the tree.
My high school friend Tim Eads died today from a second and sadly fatal heart attack.
In decades past we fought dragons, journeyed to new lands, charged into battle, saved damsels and played kings.
Farewell, old friend.
Because Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu masters are, well, Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu masters, they are already in the 99.9th percentile of all enlightened beings in the universe. Whereas this is naturally awesome, it does limit their options for reincarnation.
When a Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu master obtains his Infinity Sash, it is a reward for a benevolent life lived in the selfless aid of others.
An example would be: assassinating tens of thousands of rival martial art masters and slaughtering their infidel students, disciples, and pupils whose inferior kung fu—let’s face it—is no good.
The Infinity Sash looks like the Bifrost bridge out of the Thor movies—like fiber-optic frets on a rainbowy guitar neck—except you can wear it. Naturally, the Infinity Sash is invisible to normal people.
Of course, there are an infinite number of Infinity Sashes so earning them all takes a while—usually about six months.
Being in the 99.9th percentile, a Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu master can only be reincarnated into a something more amazing than himself. Thus, his only options are:
- William Shatner;
- any member of the legendary rock-n-roll band Led Zeppelin;
- Mad Max;
- a Hydra; and of course
- the Silver Surfer
When justifying the slow choke of personal liberties, increased and invasive surveillance, the eventual seizure of personal assets and accounts, and the militarization of non-military bureaucracies and police departments…
In the fair court of public opinion, one must at least appear to be countering criminal threats and elements.
So, when the statistics don’t add up and you are tens of thousands of malefactors (other than those in your own administration, of course) short…
You merely release some: http://ow.ly/wPlWK
Quite obvious really when you remember Facebook was invented by people who never had real friends and who had to re-define the very word “friend” down to something unremarkable to feel loved by the very people they felt they were too superior to speak to in the first place.