Monday, September 11, 2006

Joy and Villainy..all in 1 post!

Absolute Joy in a jar…or in this case, 4.8mb

I have found the secret to happiness.

Not the secrets of life eternal (who’d want to live forever? That’s why I always though vampirism was the worst of curses. Everything changes, but you stay the same, and the world grows more alien around you)

Not the secret even to eternal happiness.

Probably not even the secret to Your Happiness.

But I found mine – The Price is Right (Techno Remix)

There is something sublime in the chorus, the melodic chant that makes me grin from ear to ear like I’ve just gotten out of school for the summer, my grades are good, and I’ve got friends coming over for a night of video games and soda and other nerdly delights that does my heart good.

I can (and most likely will) be humming the theme song to the Price is Right, for the rest of the day. Can’t you hear it?

Bah-bah Bu-daaaaaah
Bah-bah Bu-daaaaaah
Bada bada bu-dada bu-dada
Bah-bah Bu-daaaaaah

Bah-bah Bu-daaaaaah
Bah-bah Bu-daaah-deee-daaaah
Badah badah badah bedah-dah-dah
(Repeat ad nauseous)

For the love of all that is right in the world of aural pleasure, I can hear it! I can FEEL it! I’ve found MY happy, in a small downloaded file that pumps musical pleasure into my ear at 192kbps. For me, today is a beautiful day. I hope yours is as blessed.

OH Yeah, before I forget…

Remember how I went on this long rant about the lack of Black Super Villains (BSVs) and how if I could just get a good, competent, ruthless villain, I’d be happy?

Leave it to Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy, Angel, and the Unforgetable Firefly series to right the wrongs of the universe and make all well and good in the land of make-believe.

Enter Serenity’s Assassin, ‘The Operative’.

Ruthless. Cunning. Faithful. Self-Aware. Dedicated. Powerful.

Yeah. I’d say that’d work as a bad-ass villain. Here’s some dialog from the movie…

The Operative: I'm sorry. If your quarry goes to ground, leave no ground to go to. You should have taken my offer. Or did you think none of this was your fault?
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I don't murder children.
The Operative: I do. If I have to.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Why? Do you even know why they sent you?
The Operative: It's not my place to ask. I believe in something greater than myself. A better world. A world without sin.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: So me and mine gotta lay down and die... so you can live in your better world?
The Operative: I'm not going to live there. There's no place for me there... any more than there is for you. Malcolm... I'm a monster.What I do is evil. I have no illusions about it, but it must be done.

Sigh…I can rest easy now…

(I know it’s the 5-year anniversary of 9-11. I can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said. Besides, we’re supposed to be in the Pursuit of Happiness. That’s what I’m doing. If I don’t do that, then the terrorists win, right? Right.)

Bah-bah Bu-daaaaaah...


StLmom said...

Good for you (re: 9/11), couldn't agree more -- I don't think I can take another post today about that day, five years ago. Just like then, at some point, I had to turn off the TV and walk away. That doesn't mean we forgot, or don't care, we're just moving forward.

On another note: totally want Samuel L. Jackson to play a BAMFBSV.

Aeshema the Fury said...

See, my problem with Samuel L. Jackson, is that he fits way too much into a mold and he's over exposed. I like Sam. I do. But I'm looking for a little bit more depth of character. Laurence Fishburn as an evil Morpheus would be on my top ten list...except for the fact that he married Gina Torres. I dont think I'll be able to get over that...

Djimon Hounsou (From Gladiator, Amistad, and Constantine) would make a great fact, they could just make Papa Midnight into a movie and I'D be happy.


Copasetic Soul said...
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Copasetic Soul said...

man, i came in somewhere in the middle of Serenity but enjoyed what
i say. i did get to listen to the dialog you posted...and i was like; "wow, a brother is saying this!"

Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I don't murder children.
The Operative: I do. If I have to.

and for the wrath of kahn, i dont know why i got excited but i did. more power to black super villians

Luke Cage said...

Loved this post dawg.. BSV's are in short demand.. but can you picture my man from OZ & Lost playing some kind of BSV? Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in the right vehicle could play an awesome villain. He's got those murdering eyes that would put the fear of something in some poor mo'fo. Whattaya think man?

Long Live FIREFLY / Serenity!!!

CousinSarah said...

HELL NO I wouldnt want to live forever.

And uh, what were you on when you wrote this post and can you send some my way??? lol.

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