Wednesday, September 08, 2021

"What More Do You Need?"

One of my favorite 90s films is The Rapture, written and directed by Michael Tolkin, and starring Mimi Rogers and David Duchovny. Instead of the usual Hollywood sneer-fest, the film treats the topic and its subjects with the utmost seriousness and then goes whole-hog in the climax, which I have to admit I was definitely not expecting.

I love this scene in particular, seeing how it has a fellow freed prisoner ask a petulant Mimi Rogers, "What more do you need," as Gabriel blows his horn and the big show begins. See, I often think the same thing when it comes to the endless signs and wonders connected to another apocalyptic herald, one you may have heard a thing or two about around these parts.

Monday, September 06, 2021

No One's Going Anywhere

The latest Melt-A-Thon rant session is now up on The Melt. Two and a half hours of tilting at electronic windmills and screaming into the NatSecState's technocratic void, all leavened with generous dollops of gallows humor.