Saturday, February 19, 2011

Action Philosophers!

I might have implied that I am not a fan of objectivism.  The glorious Action Philosopher by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey has a profile of Ayn Rand which outlines why I think her philosophy is so ridiculous.  

From Action Philosophers #2

Friday, February 18, 2011


So... this looks absolutely terrible.

Once upon a time I was interested in reading Atlas Shrugged.  Not because of the philosophy behind it but because of how highly regarded it is.  Also.  Pretentious people like it, and I happen to like pretentious things.  Then I picked up a copy of The Fountainhead and realized that Ayn Rand's books are only fiction in the sense that they are a vehicle for made up characters to extoll her philosophy (for 20 pages at a time) in made up situations.  More than that, the philosophy they are extolling so exuberantly (for 20 pages at a time!) is complete garbage.

I'm not saying you are a bad person is you are an adherent to objectivism.  Your belief system is kind of immoral and probably contributed significantly to the current state of the economy, but you might not be a terrible human being.  What I will say is that if you buy into all of Ayn Rand's crap, you probably deserve to have a movie this terrible looking inflicted on you.

...Also. Atlas Shrugged: Part 1?

Part 1 of 3?!

With the first part coming out on Tax Day?!!

I don't think I could like this any less.