Hunger Games gets nasty

Not your parent’s teen slasher flick

Hunger Games is the story of a dystopic future where children hunt and kill each other for sport and for the amusement of TV viewers. So it seems like some one, maybe the author, has been watching Survivor. Survivor might have made more sense if they dispensed with the Machiavellian scheming and just armed the contestants with rifles and let them go at it! Like Survivor, HG has made stars out of some previously unknown young performers – who will now go on to hunt and eat each other, virtually, in the Hollywood Games Grid (That’s what made an alcoholic out of Daniel Harry Potter Radcliffe, though it can’t be blamed for Emma Watson being slightly snotty. I think that’s how she got cast in the first place. A Hogworts girl has to have spirit, even of some American Ivy League colleges won’t stand for it!). That’s where cannibalism takes the form of ‘psychic vampirism‘ via mean little mind games. So where do these hi powered movie makers get their ideas? Also like reality TV, Hunger Games is stirring up some controversy. In this case it’s in the form of a vein of latent racism that got exposed via Twitter – misspellings, bad grammar, & all! Sure Twitter could use a spell check option but who could’ve anticipated that with a 140 character limit? it’s not like blogging!

spring is sprung the grass is ris, Twitter’s where the outrage is

In this cause the source of the fuss is a character called Rue. In the film she’s black. Some followers of the book aren’t keen on that. So naturally they took to Twitter to air their grievances. Some of those highlights have gotten picked up on Tumblr, in a Tumblog called Hunger Games Tweets. The blog author has waded through the racist blurbs and selected some of the ‘highlights’ for reports. Reposting other people’s posts ain’t an original Internet idea, but this one has worked out so well that it might be worth stealing, for the higher cause of raising consciousness about what’s going on, of course. You mihgt be surprised, shocked, or merely outraged by some of the comments that have got made. Comments like those below:

No one made this kind of fuss over Green Lantern!

& there’s plenty more where that came from. While these kids ain’t armed and dangerous, except in the virtual sense, they do seem to have a strange sense of fun, & no problem with cruelty. So that’s where HGT comes in, by playing spoil sport. Now don’t get me wrong. I think everyone can agree that watching teenagers in peril is the kind of fun that has entertained movie goers for 50 years. It bridges the generations by giving kids and adults something creepy that they can both enjoy. The racist response is tainting the fun. So if the sport is getting spoiled it’s only cause there’s so much sport in the world that needs spoiling!

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Kim Kardashian flour bomb VIDEO

the fur is flying over flour power

A few days ago Kim Kardashian got flour bombed while hyping her True Reflections perfume. True reflection is actually billed as a fragrance. I’m not exactly sure what the difference between a perfume and a fragrance is, except about 50 bucks. Anyway Kimmo was flogging her sweet smell of success when something unanticipated happened. She got sacked. A mystery woman walked casually up behind the realty TV star while she was smiling away unsuspectingly, and some how managed to get close enough to her to dump flour on her. This despite Kim’s ‘wide load’. Then again Kim’s rear end has kept people at an ‘indiscreet distance’. Pictures of the incident made the Internet, but people really wanted to see the video – here it is!

So what’s the deal? Kim originally wanted to let bygones be bygones. That would’ve been a classy move that might have earned her a smidgen of respect. Kim quickly changed her mind. She decided that she’d been bullied and so should contemplate pressing charges. After some contemplation maybe she can move on to consideration.

de ja who?

The mystery woman is not a garden variety bully, and less of a mystery. She’s a militant PETA supporter who has something against Kim other than what the rest of America has against her. Probably something to do with fur. The flour should’ve been a tip off to the PETA connection since that’s one of their patented stunts. They flour bombed Lindsay Lohan a few years ago and Lindz took it with more grace and aplomb than Kim is (some said that Lindz wasn’t too aware at the time and went later discovered that she was covered with an unexplained white powder simply thought nothing off it). The whole PETA connection has gotten a bad reaction from the Kardashians. Khloe, unless it was the other one (it’s getting hard to keep them straight but the other girl’s name also begins with “K”), recently tweeted that PETA ‘was dead’ to her.

when maximizing exposure is a win win, for everyone except the audience

Now if anyone knows as much or more about famewhoring it’s PETA. So naturally they’ve swooped down on this opportunity like a bird of prey. They’ve offered to pay the mystery woman’s legal fees (though if it works out like their animal rescues then the poor woman will be quietly euthanized). They’ve also issued a plethora of press statements like such as – “We don’t believe Kim would be so shortsighted as to go after this woman, but if she does, we’ll definitely look at how to maximise exposure to the cruel fur industry, and that could mean defending the activist if she wishes.” They sent that too Celebuzz. Also “How much better it would be if she decided to evolve and enhance her image by donating her vulgar furs and exotic-animal skins to the homeless.” Probably a bad idea since it’s hard to credibly panhandle in a fur coat. As for maximizing exporsure, Kim could give PETA lessons on that – like it’s more a game of strip poker than Texas Hold’em.

What did we do to deserve this?

While Kim, who was gonna let things slide is as mentioned rethinking it – probably sees a publicity opportunity of the kind even porn tapes and reality TV can’t provide – “I am just going to think about it, because I don’t want someone to think they can really get away with that. So we are going to handle that.” So it’ll keep her from resorting to Wrestle-mania (where she might have to grapple Carmen Electra in a no holds barred hard core “reality TV match” for a shot at Paris Hilton & then the eventual Pam Anderson title match. Pam can be played by Trish Stratus for a reasonable “image franchise” fee. R U listening Vince McMahon?!)! It’s not bad for PETA either since the Occupy Movement stole their thunder, after the economy collapsed. So what can you say about a Kim Kardashian vs PETA media grudge match? It’s a marriage made in reality TV heaven. Kris Humphries was never so well suited to her needs.

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