Where There Were No Doors

Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before - Joseph Campbell

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Stop flogging it! Please... ... it's already dead.

There are times when the darkness seems unrelenting.

And relentless.

And well fucking dark.

Times when every wind seems ill, and all rumours are rumours of war. Times when you think, "surely it can get no worse..." and then immediately discover there's a colony of fire-ants under your house.

There are those times, and then there are those other times. The times you console yourself with as you awaken in a bed of fire-ants and think "well, it could be worse..."

Our culture has entered those other times. I know this because I have just read an article (via CatBlog) which contains the following paragraph:
Across town at Warners, executives were likewise upbeat about the debut of "Constantine." "Considering that this was an unknown quantity, we're obviously really pleased with the results and look forward to the sequel," president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said. "The exits were excellent, which leads us to conclude that the film will continue to do well," he noted. Co-produced with Village Roadshow, "Constantine" skewed slightly more male with 56% but was equally balanced in the age demographic with a 50-50 ratio of those older and younger than 25.
There is a God. And we've done something to seriously piss him off.

4 Comments:

Blogger Justin said...

Warren Ellis reckons Constantine will break even sometime in the next three weeks making a sequel all but inevitable. He's quite upset as well.

23/2/05 13:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you are interested:

UK press screening of "Constantine" is on the 8th of March at 6.30 for 7pm at the Warner Bros office. Which is: Warner House, 98 Theobald's Road, London, WC1X 8WB.

Maybe see you there.

J

23/2/05 13:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Our culture has entered those other times..."

from cnn this morning...
"leading cause of death of pregnant women is murder"

words fail me...

23/2/05 18:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it used to be that the leading cause of death of pregnant women was childbirth. That it is now murder signifies an improvement, given that far fewer die from murder than used to die from childbirth.

However, I suspect CNN is a bad messenger or that you bring us only one aspect of the news, since in Africa the leading cause of death of pregnant women is still childbirth and in Iraq the leading cause of death of babies and children is America. CNN only reports on a sick society for a sick society, bypassing the rest. Gasp at the untold news and turn off the television, it rots the brain.

23/2/05 20:22  

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