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Holy Shit, He Took it From Independence Day

Harold Camping, the man responsible for yesterday’s false doomsday prophecy, is a genius. However, it’s questionable whether he’s actually aware of his cunning; it’s possible his awareness of what he actually did is latent, obscured by his religious zealousness. According to the Associated Press, Camping spent millions on his advertisement campaign, resulting in 5,000 billboards and numerous RV’s plastered with doomsday propaganda. While everybody’s castigating Camping for his inane prediction nobody is really asking why he did it or even analyzing what he accomplished. For a man who owns a large Christian radio network, syndicated in every American state, this is the best public relations move ever. Like the advertisements for Independence Day, Camping’s apocalyptic blunder got everybody talking – a difficult feat amidst a sea of information and products.
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Independence Day

So let’s talk about Independence Day, ID4, or, as I like to call it: that piece of shit movie from the ‘90s that used alien invasion to make Americans patriotic for a brief moment. Last week I had band practice at my house and, as usual, our guitarist was late. It’s not that he’s a bad person but he’s never punctual. Our singer/screamer Brett was on time and we ended up watching part of Independence Day, laughing at the absurdity and stupidity of this film – it’s obviously a film made for addlepated, overtly patriotic Americans who think nationalism still matters when faced with beings from another planet.
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