Look, I’ve been signing every gun control petition I can find. I am a big old lefty on this issue. The nut jobs and unfettered access to big ammo and big guns is ruining it for the hunter or the careful gun owner who keeps his or her gun safely stored.
However, I also find it hard to watch anything on TV that doesn’t have guns, or glorified dead bodies. When someone likes a movie I always ask, “is there a rape, child in danger, excessive violence?” I don’t care if it’s taken an Oscar I will probably not like it. Now, I do like a good Bond film and a fun chase scene.
However, I’m such a pokey driver I brake for yellows. I don’t think there is always cause and affect. Except with this:
Self righteous celebrities +shot in black and white + serious faces = annoying
Shortly after the beyond tragic shooting at Sandy Hook some celebs did a video in black and white saying “we could do better”. One of them was Mariska Hargitay. I’m sure she is a good person, however I was like, are you kidding me, Hargitay? Her show “Law and Order: SVU” is gore porn. It’s vial. Every episode is about a sexual assault/ murder often on minors. Clicking around sometimes I see a few seconds, hear or see something disgusting and then quickly click away. It’s a hit show, so a lot of sick people who “could do better” are watching it as well.
So, they made a longer pro gun control video ( again, an aim I’m all for ) with Self righteous celebrities +shot in black and white+ serious faces. Then a guy posted on you tube his version. In this edited version he splices in scenes of when the actors are glorifying guns and violence as they plead for us to act to end guns and violence in real life. It’s dark, ironic humor, but effective. I have linked to a sanitized version of this video. The guy that did it totally blows his message at the end of another version making the rounds of the web by playing a horrible song that says something along the lines of “kill a celebrity”. Uh, dude, undercutting your message.
Here is the version without the gross song at the end.
Do I still want restrictions on big ammo and big guns? Yes. I also like violent shows and adult themes to be moved to 10pm at night like in the old days. I feel so Tipper Gore.