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August 14, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (8-14-2013) - Night at the Cinema

Since I'm going to be in the air most of today that means that tonight will be a movie night.

And the feature presentation is the 1987 classic Schwarzenegger movie, The Running Man.

Re-watching it I was struck by how it's much less far-fetched it is today than it was 25 years ago. It was supposed to be an over-the-top extrapolation of supposed Reagan-era commercialism and authoritarianism to 2017 but today we're much closer to its reality and Reagan and the Right had little to do with that.

And I can't see an 80's-era Maria Conchita Alonso without thinking about Andrew Breitbart's comment about her on Adam Carolla's podcast.


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