Things are not going well here in the United States. It's hard to think of something—the neverending election, more quantitative easing, the recession we're probably in, the fact that relatively few Americans have nearly all of the wealth, the looming fiscal cliff, etc.—that doesn't suck.
We need to mellow out. I've noticed that my readers don't seem to have much of a sense of humor, or at least don't like (or get?) my attempts to find humor in our situation. If you're humorless, I recommend you work on that. Lighten up! Sure I told you this week that "only a species as fucked up as Homo sapiens would behave as though other species are worthless," but that doesn't mean that life is not a joking matter. A sense of humor is your best against all the sucking.
You didn't ask to be born on Planet Stupid, but here you are! Make the best of it.
In the interest of mellowing out, I'm going to feature the music of Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, better known as Vangelis. He was a pioneer of synth music in the 1970s and 80s, and he did some pretty good film scores. His score for Blade Runner is just as well known as the movie itself. Here's the playlist.
- Love Theme — from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982)
- L'enfant — from Peter Weir's The Year Of Living Dangerously (1982)
- La Petite Fille De La Mer — from Frederic Rossif's L'Apocalypse Des Animaux (1970)
- the theme from Costa Gavras' Missing (1982)
- Blade Runner Blues — from Blade Runner