Atlas Shrugged The Movie
Well OK, this is a first. As a regular reader, you may know like most sane business people, I am a fan of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and think it should be required reading for all high School Students in their Senior year as well as all Politicians. If so, we would not be in the mess that Ayn Rand the author so accurately predicted over 50 years ago.
The book is over 1,200 pages and I am not sure one page can be removed without altering the book. Perhaps some would say Galt’s speech, but after about my 5th read through, not even that.
If you have never read it, by all means do so. This is the one book only second to the Bible that people say has changed their lives.
Which brings me to the movie. Imagine trying to show the whole Bible in an hour and a half and not leave out any important parts…
Well you can’t do it and neither can you with Atlas Shrugged.
I actually walked out of the movie at most the 15 minute mark although it may have been less than 1o. It was really that bad. From them changing the way the main characters looked and are portrayed to the actual dialogue.
The acting is bad, the script is bad, the production looks lower than a soap opera on a bad day. What can I say, it just plain sucked.
I really wanted to like it, but do not go see this movie if you want to find out what Atlas Shrugged is about or you are already a fan. You will not be a happy camper.
Since I love Popcorn I am going to Use the 10 Popcorn Kernel rating with 10 kernels being the highest. I would have to give Atlas Shrugged The Movie, just 1 kernel that failed to pop. It did not even make it to the old maid stage.
Go buy the book or listen to the unabridged audio version of Atlas Shrugged. It is well worth it and you will never look at business or government the same way again, but do not waste your time seeing the movie.
PS John Galt lives…
Social Media Mangers – Schmedia Managers
OK, having a Social Media Manger seems to be in Vogue these days. I have seen the ads for some of them with absolutely ludicrous requirements. I know I have been laughing my ass off just reading the want ads for them and you can bet Gary Vaynerchuk is as well. I want to share some of the joy with you here.
First off, the biggy seems to be a Journalism Degree or even better yet an MBA. Really? How or why that one is relevant is beyond me and actually it is totally irrelevant as I will show you.
What they should be asking is, do you have the ability to communicate in 140 characters or less and do you send out a minimum of 1,000 to 5,000 texts a month? This one is obvious as Twitter is a huge part of social media.
Here at two sample out takes from ads that are laughable. These are from a REAL ads… LOL
Completion of an advanced degree (e.g. MA, MPH, MJ, MBA) and six (6) or more years of relevant experience
* 7+ years traditional media experience working for industry-leading company with significant media budgets in the area of digital marketing.
Wow, since Twitter has only been around for 3 years and Facebook did not really get going until about 2007 tell me how you pull off that 6 or more years of relevant experience ? This is not traditional media either. Can you say Clueless?
Capitalism works in local government too. Why isn’t your city doing this? You might want to ask…. Find out why this city has no long-term debt and kept taxes low, has great services and is beautiful while most other cities have just the opposite going on.
I love Gary Vaynerchuk and you should do. Could not agree with him more on this video!
My SEO Sucks Kinda.. But, I Still Make Money And So Can You. Here Is How!
OK, as a regular reader, you know what I have said about this Website.
It is the Red Headed step child that gets lavish but sporadic attention. But mostly it is neglected. Not for long, but for the past few years, it has been. While I do SEO consulting, a lot of the elements here on this site Suck for SEO. But other elements of the sight are some of the best in the world and Google proves it. NO, I am not going to tell you which parts are which. I need to keep the competition on it’s toes. And frankly, most them are clueless.
It is still my contention that if you really know your shit about SEO, you will not just be schlepping yourself out as an SEO consultant. You will be able to make a lot of money setting up our own sites and services and using your SEO and Marketing chops (those two hardly ever go together) and you will make far more money doing that, that you can being an SEO prostitute.