Mock The Movie: Atlas Shrugged part 1


We did it. We went there. This past Wednesday, we girded our loins for battle and took on quite possibly the dullest, most cynical, most breathtakingly stupefyingly successful movie adaptations of Ayn Rand’s oeuvre ever created — by which I mean, it made $4.6 million gross despite a cost of $20 million. And that despite its complete lack of real special effects outside of a magical train, its obvious use of hotel ballrooms and stock footage and public domain music, its series of second-string actors. This was a movie that felt like it was made on the cheap, and it did miserably. But insofar as it was actually made into a movie, it was actually made into a movie, surprising the living fuck outta us all.

But the selfish quarter of our society really loved it, for all the same reasons as they loved the book — its putting unfettered capitalism and self-interest on a pedestal as the only way to create good in this world, its unabashed damning of straw-socialism, and its dystopian message that society would crumble if the number-pushers stopped pushing numbers because everyone below them is just lazy parasites.

You know, FICTION.

@szvan: Mock the Movie: Sociopath Edition: http://t.co/SvNNg500XK Ooh, ooh, ooh! IT IS TIME! Well, on Wednesday anyway. @MockTM
2013-06-03 16:57:24
@ImprobableJoe: @szvan @MockTM As soon as I saw the word “sociopath” I knew exactly what movie you were mocking. Holy shit!
2013-06-03 16:58:20
@blakestacey: Prep for @MockTM on Wednesday: http://t.co/xT6YGWxNFU
2013-06-04 02:49:56
@cbdawson: I think I might finally make it to @MockTM this week. But is it 5 or 6 PM Pacific? (I only ever remember when you’re done!)
2013-06-05 00:19:01
@lousycanuck: Today. TODAY. @MockTM is GOING GALT. http://t.co/UpGndT3pGu (And by “going galt” I mean the opposite — taking mockery into their own hands)
2013-06-05 12:55:01
@blakestacey: @pzmyers @MockTM Really, we’re just hoping lots of people torrent it. Helps bring life back into balance.
2013-06-06 00:21:25
@CA7746: @MockTM @pzmyers I’ve suffered the novel. Okay, audiobook. With VLC’s fast-forward. Galt’s 3hr monologue actually runs 4hrs spoken aloud.
2013-06-06 00:23:03
@lousycanuck: I get the feeling I’m going to pull something tonight trying to mock Atlas Shrugged. I haven’t stretched or warmed up or anything. @MockTM
2013-06-06 00:50:05
@drskyskull: Going to mock “Atlas Shrugged, Part 1″ with @MockTM soooon… *stretches sarcasm muscles*
2013-06-06 00:50:38
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Oh man, you know what would make this? Randroids crashing our mockery.
2013-06-06 00:53:23
@drskyskull: @MockTM @lousycanuck Maybe we can goad Rand Paul to join in?
2013-06-06 00:54:04
@sondosia: @lousycanuck @MockTM That happens. I once got in an argument with one on Twitter. It was awful.
2013-06-06 00:54:21
@pzmyers: @MockTM Maybe she’ll die a grisly death in the first 5 minutes.
2013-06-06 00:59:07
@lousycanuck: @MockTM IN SEPTEMBER 2, 2016, WAR WAS BEGINNING.
2013-06-06 01:00:46
@szvan: @MockTM Ooh, the future! Because anything is possible there. Even this.
2013-06-06 01:01:01
@blakestacey: @MockTM You can tell a lot about a movie from how it begins. In this case, “a whole lot of nothing”.
2013-06-06 01:01:08
@blakestacey: @MockTM [sings] Stock footage, it’s the film for me…
2013-06-06 01:01:24
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Oh, I see, retrofitting the plot so that trains are necessary in the future because of peak oil.
2013-06-06 01:01:46
@szvan: @MockTM This wasn’t a made-for-TV movie, right?
2013-06-06 01:01:48
@blakestacey: @MockTM An oil crisis! We’ve never seen *that* before!
2013-06-06 01:01:48
@drskyskull: @MockTM TRAINS! *drink*
2013-06-06 01:02:09
@CA7746: @MockTM Even that wall’s using passive resistance.
2013-06-06 01:02:18
@drskyskull: @MockTM “Ragnar” the pirate? #speechless
2013-06-06 01:02:41
@CA7746: @MockTM There’s a gumball shortage too.
2013-06-06 01:02:58
@pzmyers: @MockTM “Ragnar” the pirate? I thought we Swedes & Norwegians were done with the Viking crap long ago.
2013-06-06 01:03:08
@blakestacey: @MockTM IN A WORLD where government is somehow opposed to big business, instead of in bed with it….
2013-06-06 01:03:19
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Good thing trains can now run on electricity which isn’t generated by oil or anything.
2013-06-06 01:03:53
@pzmyers: @MockTM He looks like a looter. Don’t give him coffee.
2013-06-06 01:04:18
@szvan: @MockTM Ah, nothing for building tension like talking heads blathering about policy on a news program.
2013-06-06 01:04:24
@blakestacey: @MockTM “What happened to you?” “Who is John Galt?” “Do we believe in our beliefs as much as the Fire Nation believes in theirs?”
2013-06-06 01:04:39
@drskyskull: @MockTM Fun fact: they chose the same actor to play the evil government dude that played the corrupt mayor in the “Godzilla” remake.
2013-06-06 01:04:45
@pzmyers: @MockTM Bored already.
2013-06-06 01:05:05
@drskyskull: @MockTM I think I finally understand “Atlas Shrugged”: five minutes in, and I already hate all of humanity.
2013-06-06 01:05:15
@blakestacey: @MockTM You know what might prevent rail accidents? Safety regulations.
2013-06-06 01:05:26
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “I don’t give God 18%, why should I leave a tip at a greasy spoon to someone who didn’t even grow the coffee beans themselves?”
2013-06-06 01:05:37
@szvan: @MockTM Yes, I think there will be lots an lots of shrugging during this movie.
2013-06-06 01:05:38
@pzmyers: @MockTM Tragic. A banker goes missing. He shall be missed.
2013-06-06 01:06:02
@drskyskull: @MockTM HEY YOU GALTIAN SUPERWOMAN OPEN YOUR OWN DAMN WINDOWS
2013-06-06 01:06:12
@CA7746: @MockTM Phew good thing there were no people on that train.
2013-06-06 01:06:16
@szvan: @MockTM I know it always takes me longer to change the channel than to talk about it.
2013-06-06 01:06:22
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Midas”. He whose greed killed his family. Good nickname for a hero.
2013-06-06 01:06:26
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Spoilers: the banker was convinced to stop contributing to society. Because, you know, bankers are totes the contributors.
2013-06-06 01:06:32
@blakestacey: @MockTM THRILLING MORNING COMMUTE ACTION
2013-06-06 01:07:26
@drskyskull: @MockTM Need to step away from the screen for a couple minutes; let me know if I miss anything importanLOL!
2013-06-06 01:07:32
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Is the Phoenix Durango a new Dodge car, or a competitor train line?
2013-06-06 01:07:58
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Ellis Wyatt has put us on notice!” “Yeah, but he’s no Stephen Colbert.”
2013-06-06 01:08:08
@blakestacey: @MockTM THRILLING EXECUTIVE PISSING ACTION
2013-06-06 01:08:42
@pzmyers: @MockTM What? Loyalty is more important than competition? This doesn’t sound like a libertarian paradise.
2013-06-06 01:08:50
@szvan: @MockTM Huh. Who knew they’d be up front that the company runs on blood?
2013-06-06 01:09:01
@lousycanuck: @MockTM SKEPTICISM. Well at least they pay lip service to it!
2013-06-06 01:09:03
@blakestacey: @MockTM “We have to service Ellis Wyatt.” ::snicker::
2013-06-06 01:09:08
@pzmyers: @MockTM Heh. “Service” Elliot Wyatt.
2013-06-06 01:09:11
@pzmyers: @MockTM Filthy minds think alike.
2013-06-06 01:09:27
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Do you want to save Colorado or not?” “Is this a trick question?”
2013-06-06 01:09:52
@pzmyers: @MockTM Oooh. She studied engineering in college.
2013-06-06 01:09:54
@blakestacey: @MockTM “I’ll put my two years of community college against fifty metallurgy PhDs any day!”
2013-06-06 01:10:14
@pzmyers: @MockTM I have no idea what all these policies she’s citing are about. Why should I care?
2013-06-06 01:10:30
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Wait, did he just gaslight her for NOT having feelings? What a no-win situation for women in the business world.
2013-06-06 01:10:41
@szvan: @MockTM “I guess I’ve never felt anything at all” says the woman we’re supposed to empathize with.
2013-06-06 01:10:51
@blakestacey: @MockTM I am Jack’s raging Freudian metaphor.
2013-06-06 01:11:01
@lousycanuck: @MockTM THRILLING RAIL-FORGING ACTION
2013-06-06 01:11:12
@pzmyers: @MockTM There is no “Philadelphia Leader”.
2013-06-06 01:11:33
@lousycanuck: @MockTM I want there to be Orcs forging swords in this foundry.
2013-06-06 01:11:41
@blakestacey: @MockTM Ragnar the pirate strikes again! Hundreds of DVDs—ripped!
2013-06-06 01:11:48
@szvan: @MockTM It’s the future and she’s still wearing a bigger headset than anyone wears today? Yay, progress?
2013-06-06 01:12:01
@pzmyers: @MockTM I like his informed management style. Throw all information away!
2013-06-06 01:12:22
@blakestacey: @MockTM Pouring metal and stroking his stiffy: Hank can multitask!
2013-06-06 01:12:22
@szvan: @MockTM “If you’re here for your rails–” “Yes, I want to take them on the plane with me tonight.”
2013-06-06 01:12:32
@lousycanuck: @MockTM @blakestacey So the internet still exists, right? Because… that’s going to undercut everything in this movie.
2013-06-06 01:12:34
@pzmyers: @MockTM Brilliant negotiating! “I’ll pay double that!”
2013-06-06 01:13:03
@blakestacey: @MockTM “We need each other.” Combine: assemble! Form dickhead-tron!
2013-06-06 01:13:28
@szvan: @MockTM “So what happens if this product I’m buying actually works?”
2013-06-06 01:14:01
@pzmyers: @MockTM Two heartless, robotic dickheads falling in love. How sweet.
2013-06-06 01:14:13
@NiftyAtheist: @lousycanuck @MockTM STand back. He’s going in there!
2013-06-06 01:14:23
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Do you need a ride? You know, at $100 a gallon?”
2013-06-06 01:14:37
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Can you imagine using this steel to build our wooden acting and flimsy script!?
2013-06-06 01:15:03
@blakestacey: @MockTM THRILLING FAMILY DRAMA OF THE 1% ACTION
2013-06-06 01:15:19
@blakestacey: @MockTM “It’s our wedding anniversary.” Wah wah!
2013-06-06 01:15:33
@pzmyers: @MockTM I want to put all these people up against a wall somewhere.
2013-06-06 01:16:03
@blakestacey: @MockTM Zzzzzzz….. Bondage? Did someone say “bondage”? Oh. Zzzzz
2013-06-06 01:16:58
@pzmyers: @MockTM I think I hate everyone in this movie already. Why are we watching it again?
2013-06-06 01:17:01
@brx0: @MockTM D’oh, forgot there was a propaganda film tonight. I know, I’ll be the control group, & we’ll see how many of y’all become converts.
2013-06-06 01:17:22
@drskyskull: @MockTM @brx0 JUST LIKE ONE OF THE PARASITES NOT TO WATCH THE FILM
2013-06-06 01:17:53
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Oh yay, more people that are supposed to make the asshole hero sympathetic.
2013-06-06 01:17:57
@szvan: @MockTM “You know, you’re not very popular.” Rand wrote this while she was still in high school, didn’t she?
2013-06-06 01:18:16
@blakestacey: @MockTM THRILLING DIRECT DEPOSIT ACTION
2013-06-06 01:18:24
@drskyskull: @MockTM That actor in the glasses has also appeared in “Lost” and a David Lynch film, both of which made more sense than this.
2013-06-06 01:18:27
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Just jumped in! Where are we?!
2013-06-06 01:18:35
@brx0: @drskyskull @MockTM I like to think of it as an inadvertent bit of rugged independence.
2013-06-06 01:19:00
@CA7746: @MockTM 19:00
2013-06-06 01:19:01
@pzmyers: @MockTM “My only goal is to make money.” Well, fuck you too you inhuman cretin.
2013-06-06 01:19:10
@szvan: @MockTM @CyberLizard 19 mins in.
2013-06-06 01:19:14
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “What are you trying to imply, Paul? That profit motive actually destroys society?” “No that’s definitely not it. I’m on YOUR side.”
2013-06-06 01:19:20
@drskyskull: @MockTM @CyberLizard People are sitting around talking; I hope that clear it up!
2013-06-06 01:19:33
@drskyskull: @MockTM WHO IS @brx0?
2013-06-06 01:20:04
@lousycanuck: @MockTM OH NOES, a conspiracy of antitrust lawyers! Moving against the invisible hand!!!
2013-06-06 01:20:07
@blakestacey: @MockTM Filmed on location in the airport Hilton lobby.
2013-06-06 01:20:15
@drskyskull: @MockTM “If we’re going to bring Riordan down, we should do it from the inside.” Through his colon?
2013-06-06 01:20:27
@szvan: @MockTM I’m waiting for the cigarette girl to show up. In 2016.
2013-06-06 01:20:50
@pzmyers: @MockTM OH GOD THIS IS SO BORING.
2013-06-06 01:20:55
@CyberLizard: @MockTM My brain is melting already
2013-06-06 01:21:08
@drskyskull: @MockTM @blakestacey The scene ends when the night manager kicks them out for trespassing.
2013-06-06 01:21:18
@blakestacey: @MockTM One company per person? That makes…sense….uh…..
2013-06-06 01:21:19
@lousycanuck: @MockTM So let me get this straight — the moral people are the ones with money, and the immoral ones are trying to make people less poor?
2013-06-06 01:21:36
@brx0: @MockTM Is it the part yet where the Soviet paratroopers show up in the defenseless little Midwestern town?
2013-06-06 01:21:59
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Wait, who is John Galt?
2013-06-06 01:22:03
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Jim, what is it?” “Boobies!”
2013-06-06 01:22:13
@drskyskull: @MockTM @lousycanuck IN AYN RAND WORLD, POOR PEOPLE BANKRUPT YOU!
2013-06-06 01:22:31
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Who’s that?” “I just saved a bundle on car insurance by switching to trains!”
2013-06-06 01:22:33
@blakestacey: @MockTM Because flirting with the CEO is so much better than backroom Washington deals.
2013-06-06 01:23:31
@szvan: @MockTM “Who cares about PR? It’s not like a company relies on its customers or anything.”
2013-06-06 01:23:45
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Damn all those poor people trying to take your hard-won ability to get to places to do work!
2013-06-06 01:23:46
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Brown people are freeloaders. IS that the takeaway of their Mexico strategy?
2013-06-06 01:23:46
@blakestacey: @MockTM Because an industrialist *never* wants cheap labour in a developing country *or* an expanding market.
2013-06-06 01:23:56
@szvan: @MockTM Miss Taggart, let the man talk and you might learn something.
2013-06-06 01:24:04
@pzmyers: @MockTM Write off Mexico. Who cares about those looters. Is she supposed to be the hero here?
2013-06-06 01:24:05
@drskyskull: @MockTM Everyone is so awkward in this film that they could have improved it by hiring a 3rd grade drama club.
2013-06-06 01:24:11
@blakestacey: @MockTM “I’ve come to offer my resignation. I just can’t take being in this movie any longer.”
2013-06-06 01:24:23
@CA7746: @MockTM Richard Dreyfuss has gone Galt.
2013-06-06 01:24:53
@CyberLizard: @MockTM How come this never happens to me when I quit?
2013-06-06 01:25:01
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM *finger to nose* one MILLION dollars
2013-06-06 01:25:14
@pzmyers: @MockTM What does this schlub do that’s worth any price?
2013-06-06 01:25:19
@szvan: @MockTM He was an executive? I thought he was an accountant.
2013-06-06 01:25:31
@lousycanuck: @MockTM So let me get this straight. Poor people are mooches but someone trying to leave the company can ask for all the money.
2013-06-06 01:25:53
@blakestacey: @MockTM Oh, loveless marriages, you so funny.
2013-06-06 01:26:06
@pzmyers: @MockTM Oooh, sexy time! “All done then?” Randian superheroes are a bit tepid in the sack, I guess.
2013-06-06 01:26:07
@brx0: @MockTM Are y’all at the part yet where they unveil Plan 9 from Galt’s Gulch?
2013-06-06 01:26:12
@cbdawson: @MockTM I’ve come to offer my resignation…
Name your price.
I’m sorry … nothing on earth could make me stay in this movie.
2013-06-06 01:26:34
@drskyskull: @MockTM Dagny texting: “OMG my CFO and BFF just went AWOL!”
2013-06-06 01:26:36
@blakestacey: @MockTM “I don’t know why I thought of calling you, but there was this movie on Skinemax…”
2013-06-06 01:26:53
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM Owen Kellogg… I loved his Corn Flakes *sniffle*
2013-06-06 01:27:08
@lousycanuck: @MockTM So let me get this straight. People spent money on making this movie? Seems REALLY counterintuitive.
2013-06-06 01:27:11
@drskyskull: @MockTM @pzmyers She refused to dress up as a high-quality piece of railroad steel. #joykill
2013-06-06 01:27:12
@CyberLizard: @MockTM I’d suggest a drinking game, “who is john galt” but I don’t like alcohol poisoning
2013-06-06 01:27:21
@drskyskull: @MockTM @brx0 Well, it *seems* like the dead have risen…
2013-06-06 01:27:47
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Richard McNamara? I’m building an undersea community called Rapture.”
2013-06-06 01:27:53
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Is that Darkman?
2013-06-06 01:27:56
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM Rorschach?!
2013-06-06 01:27:59
@blakestacey: @MockTM “It’s us who move the world. It’s us who decide what good grammar.”
2013-06-06 01:28:07
@lousycanuck: @MockTM OH SURE GOVERNMENT, next you’ll try to make laws saying you can’t shovel poor people into your train boilers!!
2013-06-06 01:28:32
@drskyskull: @MockTM Sooo… is “John Galt” actually “Rorschach” from “Watchmen”?
2013-06-06 01:28:33
@pzmyers: @MockTM So this John Galt fellow is the head of a utopian cult? OK.
2013-06-06 01:28:39
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM “No ore to be found” “but there was plenty of and”
2013-06-06 01:29:06
@pzmyers: @MockTM OH GOD I AM SO BORED.
2013-06-06 01:29:09
@CA7746: @MockTM 0:29:33I like Opera, but shouldn’t these ‘bad guys’ be running an opensource browser?
2013-06-06 01:29:34
@drskyskull: @MockTM @Rowsdower30 JINX! :)
2013-06-06 01:29:36
@cbdawson: @MockTM “I know where such a place exists.” Wait, is he talking about twitter?
2013-06-06 01:29:41
@blakestacey: @MockTM Newspapers! Of the future!
2013-06-06 01:29:43
@drskyskull: @MockTM @pzmyers Make it more entertaining by imagining them all nake– OH MY GOD I TAKE IT BACK I TAKE IT BACK
2013-06-06 01:30:15
@brx0: @MockTM I gather the script would have made more sense if they’d just done a simple “s/railroad/hoveround/g”.
2013-06-06 01:30:19
@blakestacey: @MockTM There are too many damn offscreen faceless characters in this movie.
2013-06-06 01:30:37
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “He left a note. It says ‘What’s the frequency, Kenneth?'” “What does that mean!?”
2013-06-06 01:30:46
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM “No wonder he lost all his money- he invested in lemon mines” #MSTcallback
2013-06-06 01:31:10
@pzmyers: @MockTM The ones on-screen are kinda faceless, too. @blakestacey
2013-06-06 01:31:13
@drskyskull: @MockTM When do the Big Daddies and Little Sisters show up?
2013-06-06 01:31:26
@blakestacey: @MockTM Lot of automotive traffic in this post-peak-oil world.
2013-06-06 01:31:35
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Why are they so obsessed with eating dogs?
2013-06-06 01:31:37
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM Jabba the Hutt!?
2013-06-06 01:32:04
@blakestacey: @MockTM “I’m Ellis Wyatt.” “How can I service…help you?”
2013-06-06 01:32:17
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “MAYBE YOU SHOULD LET ME FINISH SPEAKING. MAYBE YOU SHOULDN’T EAT COOKIES IN THE BED!!!”
2013-06-06 01:32:19
@CyberLizard: @MockTM “MAYBE YOU SHOULD EAT DOGS!”
2013-06-06 01:32:33
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Maybe you can go make me a sandwich, woman!”
2013-06-06 01:32:46
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Now that I’m FORCED to use your railroad, all I want from you is regular servicing.”
2013-06-06 01:33:00
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Ooh, two dinner dates. Veronica made dates with Reggie AND Archie on the same night!
2013-06-06 01:33:42
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Is everything all right, Dagny?” “I don’t know. My emotion module seems to be out of swap space.”
2013-06-06 01:33:57
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM Fran-CEES-co!
2013-06-06 01:34:04
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Hey, I know, poor people have lots of machine parts and tools lying around. Let’s go reappropriate them!
2013-06-06 01:34:23
@cbdawson: @MockTM I will not lower my business standards to use the giant bing map on the monitor behind me.
2013-06-06 01:34:26
@CyberLizard: @MockTM “There is so much at stake. My botox won’t let me express how much”
2013-06-06 01:34:35
@blakestacey: @MockTM “I need more diesel engines! You know, to burn the fuel we don’t have.”
2013-06-06 01:34:37
@drskyskull: @MockTM @blakestacey I was thinking: “Upset, or constipated?”
2013-06-06 01:34:48
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Who will be left to keep things running?” “The people who still have a sense of how a free market is supposed to work?”
2013-06-06 01:34:59
@CyberLizard: @MockTM “That’s depressing” Should be the tag line for the movie
2013-06-06 01:35:21
@szvan: @MockTM “Can you imagine what will happen if this trend continues?” All the players will be removed from the movie and we can go to bed?
2013-06-06 01:35:25
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Can you imagine what will happen if this trend continues?” “They’ll all be replaced with MBAs at a tenth the salary?”
2013-06-06 01:35:29
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Whoo, that was refreshing! Very bracing. Does that have mint in it?”
2013-06-06 01:35:40
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Um, that’s not wine. Or a mine glass.
2013-06-06 01:36:00
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM ZZZZZZZZZzzz *snort* sorry, did I miss anything?
2013-06-06 01:36:33
@szvan: @MockTM I can’t see why she would have broken up with him. Seems like her type.
2013-06-06 01:36:38
@pzmyers: @MockTM “Now throw this high quality wine in my face. It makes me hot.”
2013-06-06 01:36:39
@lousycanuck: @MockTM So this guy who is making shrewd business deals and backstabbing horrible people, is a bad guy??
2013-06-06 01:36:42
@drskyskull: @MockTM “Do you find this amusing?” // AM I A CLOWN, AM I HERE TO MAKE YOU LAUGH!!?? #DagnyPesci
2013-06-06 01:37:06
@CyberLizard: @MockTM *SIGH*
2013-06-06 01:37:17
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM that’s for me to know and you to find out NEENER NEENER
2013-06-06 01:37:19
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Where is the man I used to love? To the extent I am capable of such hu-man emotions.”
2013-06-06 01:37:31
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Luckily, the government still considers businesses people, so infinite recursion is still possible.
2013-06-06 01:38:00
@pzmyers: @MockTM “Who is John Galt”, then ppl disappear. Actors appear in this movie, and are NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN. It’s true!
2013-06-06 01:38:16
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Peak oil? Who cares. What if we hit peak ice swans?!?
2013-06-06 01:38:34
@blakestacey: @MockTM Filmed on location in the Sheraton Ballroom.
2013-06-06 01:39:07
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Her thoughts turn inward… “oh how I wish he’d make ME a chunk of ugly metal…”
2013-06-06 01:39:27
@drskyskull: @MockTM “Tell me, who are you wearing?” // “He used to work on the railroad until his knee went bad.”
2013-06-06 01:39:31
@RealEnthusedMTM: @MockTM What she doesn’t realize is the bracelet doubles as a xylophone that plays the opening riff from Rush’s 2112.
2013-06-06 01:39:33
@lousycanuck: @MockTM It’s so nice how swank they’re making all these hotels look by dimming the lights to the point of making everyone unrecognizeable.
2013-06-06 01:40:13
@szvan: @MockTM Guh! All this booze. All this music. All these people to talk to. Can I just leave now? Fun is so…no fun at all.
2013-06-06 01:40:19
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM FranCEESco!!
2013-06-06 01:40:31
@CyberLizard: @MockTM “Grow up, Henry” Pretty much the same thing you say to any libertarian
2013-06-06 01:40:38
@blakestacey: @MockTM She likes…metal bracelets? I know websites which cater to that. Convenient monthly rates. We may have common ground after all.
2013-06-06 01:40:39
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “He said happiness is a delusion. And time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
2013-06-06 01:40:50
@drskyskull: @MockTM Apparently the 1% are wealthy enough to time travel to the 1920s to party.
2013-06-06 01:41:27
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Why won’t those lounge musicians go Galt already? Gads. Yet another soft jazz?
2013-06-06 01:41:32
@CyberLizard: @MockTM You put your cake in, you put your cake out…
2013-06-06 01:41:50
@blakestacey: @MockTM That’s a really un-decadent cake.
2013-06-06 01:42:16
@drskyskull: @MockTM This movie has so inspired me to become one of the 1% that I’m applying for a job in a coal mine tomorrow.
2013-06-06 01:42:32
@CyberLizard: @MockTM “My name is Francisco. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
2013-06-06 01:42:53
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “So what do you want?” “I want to be… the 1% of the 1%.”
2013-06-06 01:42:57
@szvan: @MockTM “Mr. Reardon, I’m your biggest fan. Will you sign my beard?”
2013-06-06 01:43:19
@lousycanuck: @MockTM It’s a battle between individuals! Fuck society! Who needs other people to make society work!
2013-06-06 01:43:39
@CyberLizard: @MockTM “Theres a reason you’re as unhappy as you are” You’re in this movie
2013-06-06 01:44:07
@blakestacey: @MockTM “What exactly is your motive here?” “Providing a sadly deficient undercurrent of Ho Yay.”
2013-06-06 01:44:34
@cbdawson: @MockTM Wait, LOST crossover alert… Rearden was Captain *Gault* on LOST. Coincidence? Ok, probably yes.
2013-06-06 01:44:53
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “A simple trade. That bracelet for this necklace.” “… HAH! Sucker! It was a Cursed Necklace of Charisma -15!”
2013-06-06 01:45:01
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Unless that bracelet was Wonder Woman’s I can’t see it being worth that much.
2013-06-06 01:45:03
@CA7746: @MockTM Please, let the rest of this be an episode of How It’s Made…
2013-06-06 01:46:02
@brx0: @MockTM So it’s been 45 minutes. Y’all ready to swap those icky Federal Reserve Notes for some gold yet? Y2K doom bunker supplies, anyone?
2013-06-06 01:46:21
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Look at all those poor people redoing your fail work. So lazy. Not like the real producers at that hotel gala.
2013-06-06 01:46:24
@szvan: @MockTM I have to say, the scenes with no people in them are a vast improvement.
2013-06-06 01:46:27
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM why don’t they look?
2013-06-06 01:46:36
@lousycanuck: @MockTM I meant “rail” work, not fail work. But honestly, that’s an easy mistake to make here.
2013-06-06 01:46:50
@drskyskull: @MockTM Steel and railroads. Yup, Rand really had visionary insight into the economy of the future.
2013-06-06 01:46:54
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Wait, don’t take away the railroad scenes! They’re my favorite!
2013-06-06 01:47:14
@drskyskull: @MockTM @Rowsdower30 “Gee, you’re deep, Earl.”
2013-06-06 01:47:33
@blakestacey: @MockTM I’m sure Hank could lay all that track with the power of his…uh… yeah, I got nothing.
2013-06-06 01:47:33
@CA7746: @MockTM I don’t remember that rule of acquisition.
2013-06-06 01:48:02
@CyberLizard: @MockTM I’ve been workin on the railroad, all the live-long day!
2013-06-06 01:48:09
@blakestacey: @MockTM “How’s it going to look when we’re not there to defend our own proposal?” Brother has a point.
2013-06-06 01:48:14
@lousycanuck: @MockTM NO! Armin! NOOOO! What are you DOING!?
2013-06-06 01:48:18
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Principal Snyder!
2013-06-06 01:48:26
@drskyskull: @MockTM That dude looks like the love-child of Rudy Giuliani and Papa Smurf.
2013-06-06 01:48:42
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “I’m authorized by the Ferengi Grand Nagus to offer you this tidy sum.”
2013-06-06 01:48:48
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM railroad building makes SUCH a compelling movie
2013-06-06 01:48:52
@blakestacey: @MockTM The fuck kind of economics is this?
2013-06-06 01:49:18
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Good, bad, I’m the guy with the railroad.
2013-06-06 01:49:26
@pzmyers: @MockTM Rearden metal is like magic!
2013-06-06 01:49:32
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Wait, how exactly is a GOOD company a social threat? What, nobody’s going to explain Rand’s imaginationland?!
2013-06-06 01:50:04
@szvan: @MockTM Mine! Mine, mine, mine!
2013-06-06 01:50:20
@cbdawson: @Rowsdower30 @mocktm This movie would be much better if it were just a documentary on how to build a railroad.
2013-06-06 01:50:23
@pzmyers: @MockTM The heart of the movie: “It’s MINE.”
2013-06-06 01:50:32
@blakestacey: @MockTM “If you have any proof that Rearden Metal is a physical threat…” [in walks Richard Feynman, who snaps a bar of it]
2013-06-06 01:50:41
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM REARDON METAL GOOD. FIRE BAD.
2013-06-06 01:50:42
@szvan: @MockTM So now we have yet one more demonstration that libertarians are toddlers.
2013-06-06 01:50:48
@drskyskull: @MockTM @szvan I’m waiting for Riordan to pull Taggart’s hair to show that he likes her.
2013-06-06 01:51:28
@blakestacey: @MockTM OK, metallurgy on the cover of SEVENTEEN?
2013-06-06 01:51:39
@blakestacey: @MockTM The State Science Institute has a monopoly on scientific opinion. Gosh, aren’t monopolies harmful?
2013-06-06 01:52:26
@cbdawson: @MockTM Rearden metal is good! We’re going to build the new track to Defiance with it.
2013-06-06 01:52:29
@lousycanuck: @MockTM So Big Scientists who rely on public funding might be trying to undercut businesses? AGW IS FAKE OH GOD IT’S HAPPENING TO ME
2013-06-06 01:52:44
@drskyskull: @MockTM This film is so Bizarro-World that Riordan’s name should be spelled “Nadroir” and he should have a backwards “R” on his shirt.
2013-06-06 01:53:19
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Are they in the Church of Rand?
2013-06-06 01:53:21
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Look at those lazy track layers. Laying tracks like the parasites they are.
2013-06-06 01:53:30
@blakestacey: @MockTM Ah, good, more machine porn.
2013-06-06 01:53:45
@CyberLizard: @MockTM “I’M LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!”
2013-06-06 01:54:11
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Dagny’s obviously here to fire half the track layers and make the others work 25 hours a day to meet her profit margins.
2013-06-06 01:54:31
@CA7746: @MockTM A product that lasts for centuries? Where’s the profit in that?
2013-06-06 01:54:32
@CA7746: @MockTM Oh, vendor lock-in and maintenance fees. #Evil
2013-06-06 01:54:37
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM I’ll never let you go, Jack!
2013-06-06 01:54:57
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Hey Dagny, if you ever want a job. Besides company president, you know.”
2013-06-06 01:55:00
@szvan: @MockTM “I’m needed here. I have to show that I am competent in every aspect of this business in order to make the movie work.”
2013-06-06 01:55:01
@pzmyers: @MockTM Wait, where did he come from? Did he walk all the way down that bridge?
2013-06-06 01:55:08
@lousycanuck: @MockTM What if I told you I could replace this bridge in three months? And it’d last a century? And would have blackjack and hookers?
2013-06-06 01:55:27
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Reardon metal pretty!
2013-06-06 01:55:33
@drskyskull: @MockTM @pzmyers “Galt’s Gulch” is actually in the 4th dimension, and he just popped in from there.
2013-06-06 01:55:55
@CyberLizard: @MockTM @lousycanuck Yeah, but can it do the Kessel run in 12 parsecs?
2013-06-06 01:55:56
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Randian logic right there
2013-06-06 01:56:36
@blakestacey: @MockTM Filmed on location in…I’m guessing a municipal courthouse?
2013-06-06 01:56:44
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Oh man what a colossal waste of money and electricity this tiny toy train set is! I must unplug it!
2013-06-06 01:56:49
@pzmyers: @MockTM They keep talking about this nefarious “State Science Institute”. What is it?
2013-06-06 01:56:52
@blakestacey: @MockTM This movie just can’t stop thrusting in my face.
2013-06-06 01:57:03
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “And where are you going to get financing?” “A bridge with hookers and blackjack.”
2013-06-06 01:57:39
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Our stock is tanking! Here’s how we’re going to save ourselves: backroom political deals.”
2013-06-06 01:58:06
@CyberLizard: @MockTM The John Galt Line *SIGH*
2013-06-06 01:58:15
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM “I go down alone” *snicker snicker*
2013-06-06 01:58:32
@blakestacey: @MockTM “I’ll be my own contractor. Like the Union Pacific ring.”
2013-06-06 01:58:55
@CyberLizard: @MockTM “If you double-cross me in any way… I will rip your balls off and feed them to you”
2013-06-06 01:58:58
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “I’ve never done anything to hurt a living creature in my entire life, except that abandoning poor people to their fate thing.”
2013-06-06 01:59:02
@szvan: @MockTM “I’m calling it ‘The John Galt Line’. I thought I’d name it after something associated with disappearing.”
2013-06-06 01:59:05
@brx0: @MockTM Have the vastly cheaper steel & railroad products from Red China shown up yet? Or is that in the second film?
2013-06-06 01:59:27
@drskyskull: @MockTM They need to pick up the pace of this film. Perhaps a race between two old men with walkers?
2013-06-06 01:59:31
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “If I ever meant anything to you, give me billions of dollars.”
2013-06-06 01:59:37
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM she’s gonna use her amazing sex appeal
2013-06-06 01:59:53
@szvan: @MockTM “So, uh, we had sex. Give me money.”
2013-06-06 02:00:15
@blakestacey: @MockTM “It means quitting, giving up. Like I’m going, er, not going, uh, this made a lot more sense earlier.”
2013-06-06 02:00:53
@drskyskull: @MockTM @lousycanuck Worst. Pickup Line. Ever.
2013-06-06 02:01:02
@pzmyers: @MockTM For billions of dollars, it must have been AMAZING sex. RT @szvan: “So, uh, we had sex. Give me money.”
2013-06-06 02:01:13
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Here, I’ll give you billions of dollars.” “You’re a good man, Hank Riordan.”
2013-06-06 02:01:39
@cbdawson: @MockTM It means quitting. So I’m going to name my company after it.
2013-06-06 02:01:50
@szvan: @MockTM That assumes this movie makes sense. RT @pzmyers: For billions of dollars, it must have been AMAZING sex.
2013-06-06 02:01:55
@blakestacey: @MockTM “You’re a good man, Hank Reardon.” “Can I show you something?” [ziiip]
2013-06-06 02:02:05
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Here, look into this patent for cold fusion.”
2013-06-06 02:02:06
@CyberLizard: @MockTM A Water engine! Perpetual motion! Cold fusion!
2013-06-06 02:02:22
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “You know what this means?” “Um, we’ve already covered it five times in this movie.”
2013-06-06 02:02:44
@pzmyers: @MockTM “I don’t know how it works, but it looks impressive, so I want to sink my career into it.”
2013-06-06 02:02:56
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Because there’s no such thing as an umbrella corporation. And companies can’t own other companies or anything.
2013-06-06 02:03:08
@lousycanuck: @MockTM You can’t just make one giant company called Riordan Enterprises, and have ore and rail and foundry?
2013-06-06 02:03:54
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM “Rearden Your Mom”
2013-06-06 02:04:32
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Wait, aren’t corporations people? So how can someone own one? That’s slavery!
2013-06-06 02:04:35
@blakestacey: @MockTM Rearden Oil…Rearden Coal…Rearden Foundry…Rearden Novelty Fart Apps….
2013-06-06 02:04:47
@drskyskull: @MockTM @lousycanuck NO BECAUSE SHUT UP
2013-06-06 02:05:04
@pzmyers: @MockTM Uh-0h. Unions are always evil, I think.
2013-06-06 02:05:18
@szvan: @MockTM “You can’t force men to go out and get killed.” “Put that in writing” #CantMockThat
2013-06-06 02:05:33
@lousycanuck: @MockTM A new evil emerges: the unions. How dare poor people want to be safe?
2013-06-06 02:05:56
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Doesn’t the NTSB regulate safety on railways? Oh, wait…
2013-06-06 02:06:25
@blakestacey: @MockTM “I would never force a man to do anything. Except when I’m doing just that.”
2013-06-06 02:06:27
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Please tell me it’s going to blow up!!!
2013-06-06 02:07:21
@CA7746: @MockTM Aaand they flew off the track. The End.
2013-06-06 02:07:33
@szvan: @MockTM “Who’s John Galt?” “We are.” And Dagny Taggart is promptly sued for trademark infringement.
2013-06-06 02:07:37
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Worst CG train ever. Seriously. Why couldn’t you just use a real train? Oh, because they bounce around?
2013-06-06 02:07:39
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM aaaand they all die- can we go home now?
2013-06-06 02:08:00
@blakestacey: @MockTM Call me an Ivory Tower theorist, but I don’t think this is how engineering projects are tested.
2013-06-06 02:08:00
@drskyskull: @MockTM THRILLING MODERATE ACCELERATION ACTION!
2013-06-06 02:08:08
@lousycanuck: @MockTM 350MPH. And we’re approaching a curve. Dagny, would you kindly pull that emergency brake lever?
2013-06-06 02:08:14
@szvan: @MockTM Ooh. Cool how they got the cars to bend in the middle like that. Reardon metal cars too?
2013-06-06 02:08:40
@lousycanuck: @MockTM LENS FLAAAAAAARE
2013-06-06 02:09:09
@blakestacey: @MockTM They can’t even make the train *look* like it’s going remarkably fast.
2013-06-06 02:09:10
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Maybe I’m just really slow, but I’m still trying to figure out the logic behind this whole untested metal thing.
2013-06-06 02:09:21
@jailawrites: I swear, the @MockTM posts have got to be more entertaining and hilarious than the movies you guys watch. #passthepopcorn
2013-06-06 02:09:53
@blakestacey: @MockTM And the train pulls through the arch, and Hank finds the little man in the Rearden Metal boat.
2013-06-06 02:10:13
@drskyskull: @MockTM “We did it. And by ‘we’, I mean the two of us. Fuck the thousands of designers and workers who built it.”
2013-06-06 02:10:21
@szvan: @MockTM @jailawrites Oh, hells yes.
2013-06-06 02:10:36
@cbdawson: @MockTM Hope they didn’t use bay bridge bolts.
2013-06-06 02:10:38
@CyberLizard: @MockTM When did Gary Busey get in this movie?
2013-06-06 02:10:39
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “We did it!” “Just wait til the next run when we drive straight at, then phase STRAIGHT THROUGH, a MOUNTAIN!”
2013-06-06 02:10:41
@blakestacey: @MockTM “The bridge worked perfectly once and will therefore never have problems ever!”
2013-06-06 02:10:55
@pzmyers: @MockTM I’m drinking every time they say “State Science Institute”. I might die.
2013-06-06 02:11:00
@lousycanuck: @MockTM To the captains of industry, doing the real work of pushing numbers around!
2013-06-06 02:11:12
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM and then stand him on a chair, and then kick the chair out from under him, and then…
2013-06-06 02:11:32
@lousycanuck: @MockTM I am far too sober. I’m going to go parasite some of their wine.
2013-06-06 02:11:48
@szvan: @MockTM “Why aren’t the rest of the investors here?” “Because we’re saving money on speaking roles. Seemed fitting.”
2013-06-06 02:11:53
@blakestacey: @MockTM Filmed on location in…I’m guessing a function room at a ski resort?
2013-06-06 02:11:53
@drskyskull: @MockTM @CyberLizard He just wandered in drunk off the street and they gave him a role.
2013-06-06 02:11:56
@pzmyers: @MockTM Have these Randian heroes done *anything* but talk & party & drink & wear expensive clothes in this movie?
2013-06-06 02:12:21
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Let’s have a toast to the Age of Riordan Metal.” Right, that’s where you can build cavalry at half cost, amirite?
2013-06-06 02:12:44
@szvan: @MockTM “Uh, I have just noticed the sexual tension that you’re trying to portray. I’ll just excuse myself.”
2013-06-06 02:13:03
@CyberLizard: @MockTM @pzmyers What else does a Randian hero need to do?!
2013-06-06 02:13:11
@blakestacey: @MockTM “And beneath the natural gas, pure awesometanium.”
2013-06-06 02:13:18
@pzmyers: @MockTM This isn’t going to be a rape scene, is it? I don’t want to watch.
2013-06-06 02:13:43
@szvan: @MockTM “All I want to do is kiss you.” “What’s stopping you?” “I can’t find your mouth.”
2013-06-06 02:13:57
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM All I wanna do right now… Is eat a Kit Kat bar
2013-06-06 02:14:02
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Cheating is a Randian quality? Makes sense.
2013-06-06 02:14:07
@drskyskull: @MockTM “Oh James, you’re as fast as my trains.”
2013-06-06 02:14:14
@blakestacey: @MockTM Do we really have to *see* their corporate merger?
2013-06-06 02:14:21
@CyberLizard: @MockTM I swear, I’d rather watch the sex scenes from The Room.
2013-06-06 02:14:34
@szvan: @MockTM @CyberLizard From what I’ve seen, yes.
2013-06-06 02:14:39
@lousycanuck: @MockTM I didn’t miss any hamfisted and emotionless “love” scenes while I was making a drink, did I?
2013-06-06 02:15:21
@blakestacey: @MockTM ::knock knock knock:: “Grrr. Bar’s closed.”
2013-06-06 02:15:23
@RealEnthusedMTM: @MockTM The editor really missed an opportunity to show that train going into a tunnel during the sex scene.
2013-06-06 02:15:30
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM it’s John Galt, the end
2013-06-06 02:15:39
@pzmyers: @MockTM If GRR Martin had written this adaptation, I’d be looking forward to the Red Corporate Merger scene. Please. Pretty please.
2013-06-06 02:16:10
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “”At this hour? Who the hell are you?” “I’m with the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Do you know the name of our Lord?”
2013-06-06 02:16:11
@MsMondegreen: @pzmyers @MockTM They rode around in huge streeeeeetch limousines. Don’t forget that.
2013-06-06 02:16:23
@blakestacey: @MockTM “I thought we might take a trip. Burn a few hundred large on gas.”
2013-06-06 02:17:06
@pzmyers: @MockTM OMG! Wisconsin is the future!
2013-06-06 02:17:08
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “What is it with people today, not grinding the hardest workers into the dust and giving CEOs 500x that for screwing and drinking?”
2013-06-06 02:17:35
@RealEnthusedMTM: @MockTM “Why all these stupid altruistic urges?” Maybe because not everyone is a ruthless sociopath?
2013-06-06 02:17:36
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “It’s too bad. I’d really like to figure out what happened here.” “Well, you see, war. War never changes.”
2013-06-06 02:18:03
@szvan: @MockTM Big open building and untouched paperwork. Uh-huh.
2013-06-06 02:18:04
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Um, didn’t he just explain what happened here?
2013-06-06 02:18:14
@blakestacey: @MockTM “The company went under, leaving the prototype warp core sitting in the locker room.”
2013-06-06 02:18:19
@CA7746: @MockTM Incredibly sophisticated! Time to loot, I mean innovate.
2013-06-06 02:18:21
@CyberLizard: @MockTM They found the Batcave!
2013-06-06 02:18:24
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Why would they leave all this stuff here? Plasma reactors, quantum filament generators…”
2013-06-06 02:18:43
@CA7746: @MockTM Iron Man’s Codpiece
2013-06-06 02:18:54
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Incredibly sophisticated. I mean, look at this blackboard!
2013-06-06 02:19:06
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Atmosphere vacuum.” “What?” “Purple monkey dishwasher. Fireball snoopy!”
2013-06-06 02:19:28
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Some of this is incredibly sophisticated, judging from the blueprints I haven’t had time to read.”
2013-06-06 02:19:28
@szvan: @MockTM Well, you can tell they’re executives, not scientists or engineers.
2013-06-06 02:19:34
@pzmyers: @MockTM Why is a dark room with random gadgets on shelves be “unbelievable”? Haven’t they ever visited Fry’s?
2013-06-06 02:19:37
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM Kashmir? That was a great Zepplin song
2013-06-06 02:19:41
@drskyskull: @MockTM For fuck’s sake, did Ayn Rand research *any* part of this novel? Economics, science, politics, lovemaking?
2013-06-06 02:19:59
@blakestacey: @MockTM “An engine which uses nonsense to generate bullshit!”
2013-06-06 02:20:16
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Mister Mouch”. Add one more to the list of names which can never be said seriously.
2013-06-06 02:21:20
@cbdawson: @mocktm @drskyskull Never let reality get in the way of a good, er, bad story.
2013-06-06 02:21:32
@lousycanuck: @MockTM This fetch quest is dull. All to find a person who created a motor. I’m guessing so they can make it out of Riordan Metal?
2013-06-06 02:22:01
@RealEnthusedMTM: @MockTM @drskyskull No need for research–all things can be assumed to work on willpower, and willpower alone!
2013-06-06 02:22:15
@drskyskull: @MockTM Wait — universities still exist? I thought everyone worked for THE SCIENCE INSTITUTE!
2013-06-06 02:22:23
@szvan: @MockTM Exciting oral history action. Thbbbpt.
2013-06-06 02:22:25
@pzmyers: @MockTM Following a chain of random names. OH GOD I’M SO BORED.
2013-06-06 02:22:33
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Not like a high-powered and moneyed gentleman like you would have access to engineers.
2013-06-06 02:22:54
@szvan: @MockTM She really doesn’t know anything about establishing relationships, does she? Answer his bloody questions.
2013-06-06 02:23:58
@cbdawson: @MockTM Seriously, isn’t all this footwork and travel what google and email/phone are for?
2013-06-06 02:24:21
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Does this car get good mileage?” I don’t even have to try, do I?
2013-06-06 02:24:25
@pzmyers: @MockTM Why don’t these people just pick up a phone? Especially with gas at a zillion dollars a gallon?
2013-06-06 02:24:26
@CyberLizard: @MockTM I don’t need your plebian pie!
2013-06-06 02:24:56
@pzmyers: @MockTM The boring nightmare will be over in just 12 more minutes.
2013-06-06 02:25:11
@lousycanuck: @MockTM So wait. An engine that generates electricity for free!? But how will you keep the poor people from using energy THEN?
2013-06-06 02:25:18
@CyberLizard: @MockTM They have an interesting definition of “engulfed”
2013-06-06 02:25:51
@drskyskull: @MockTM @pzmyers … until “Part 2″!!! >:-)
2013-06-06 02:26:24
@blakestacey: @MockTM “No! If all the oil burns, I won’t be able to DRIVE!”
2013-06-06 02:26:26
@drskyskull: @MockTM @CyberLizard I think I’m going to have to find reason to use that line, oh, all the time.
2013-06-06 02:26:49
@szvan: @MockTM Blah, blah, straw socialism, blah.
2013-06-06 02:26:51
@pzmyers: @MockTM NOOOOOOOOOOO! RT @drskyskull: @pzmyers … until “Part 2″!!! >:-)
2013-06-06 02:26:52
@blakestacey: @MockTM Ah, good, an ecological catastrophe.
2013-06-06 02:27:54
@szvan: @MockTM Good thing all those strong first responders can’t stop the tiny lady.
2013-06-06 02:27:59
@RedScareBot: Like the Dickens RT @szvan: @MockTM Blah, blah, straw socialism, blah.
2013-06-06 02:28:13
@blakestacey: @MockTM Ellis is just trying to make an Iraq-Kuwait War theme park.
2013-06-06 02:28:47
@CyberLizard: @MockTM KAAAAAAAAAAHHHHN!
2013-06-06 02:28:57
@szvan: @MockTM Sorry. Vader sucked, but he still did it better.
2013-06-06 02:29:02
@CA7746: @MockTM Oh no, the extraction secret is lost… wait, did Wyatt kill all his staff too?
2013-06-06 02:29:08
@pzmyers: @MockTM He found it ON FIRE?
2013-06-06 02:29:28
@blakestacey: @MockTM Well, now we know what can get an emotion out of *her*.
2013-06-06 02:29:28
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “Don’t try to find me. You won’t. Especially don’t follow me to that golden bathysphere in the middle of the Atlantic.”
2013-06-06 02:29:40
@szvan: @MockTM Something tells me we’re supposed to miss the old guy.
2013-06-06 02:29:46
@blakestacey: @MockTM “I left it as I found it”? I call bullshit.
2013-06-06 02:29:47
@pzmyers: @MockTM END! YAY!
2013-06-06 02:29:57
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Now I can go back and watch the first 19 minutes that I missed! Or not.
2013-06-06 02:30:12
@CyberLizard: @MockTM I feel dirty
2013-06-06 02:30:35
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Hooray for unfettered capitalism! Fuck those socialists trying to limit how much damage their profiteering do!
2013-06-06 02:30:40
@blakestacey: @MockTM OK, I’m sure they could have found a more auspicious name than “Atlantis”. You know, like “Lusitania”.
2013-06-06 02:30:46
@pzmyers: @MockTM That was dreadful.
2013-06-06 02:30:48
@cbdawson: @MockTM I’m confused; Ellis lived on one of his oil fields? That’s realistic.
2013-06-06 02:30:52
@drskyskull: @MockTM Shouldn’t the end credits have a rousing “March of John Galt” theme, or something?
2013-06-06 02:30:57
@lousycanuck: @blakestacey @MockTM Rapture!
2013-06-06 02:31:22
@szvan: @MockTM Turns out Atlas Shrugged Part II has almost a completely different cast. That’s what you get for skimping on actor salaries.
2013-06-06 02:31:30
@drskyskull: @MockTM @lousycanuck “If I want to cost the government millions or billions of dollars fighting fires I started, that’s *my* right!”
2013-06-06 02:31:31
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Cast”? I thought they were all CG.
2013-06-06 02:31:44
@lousycanuck: @MockTM I was disappointed by the complete lack of gene splicing and rivet gun violence.
2013-06-06 02:31:53
@drskyskull: @MockTM @lousycanuck “Would you kindly not try to find me.”
2013-06-06 02:32:16
@cbdawson: @mocktm @pzmyers “Dreadful” is being overly kind.
2013-06-06 02:32:18
@szvan: @MockTM The moral of tonight’s movie: Oh, just shoot me.
2013-06-06 02:32:39
@lousycanuck: @szvan @MockTM They were parasites of the movie company anyway. Not like they really tried ACTING or anything.
2013-06-06 02:32:39
@CyberLizard: @MockTM My 10 year old was not impressed with this movie.
2013-06-06 02:33:07
@lousycanuck: @CyberLizard @MockTM You’re raising him well.
2013-06-06 02:33:22
@blakestacey: @MockTM So, in Part II, we learn that John Galt is actually just a Brazil buff with a scheme to get corporate assholes to leave us alone.
2013-06-06 02:33:37
@drskyskull: @MockTM The movie’s moral? TRAINS ARE AWESOMEZ! SOCIALIZM SUXXXORS!
2013-06-06 02:33:54
@lousycanuck: @MockTM The moral: technology is magic, and the people who implement it aren’t doing any actual work.
2013-06-06 02:33:55
@pzmyers: @MockTM That was rated PG-13 for “some sexuality”. As if lizards bumping scales would be considered racy.
2013-06-06 02:34:32
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Hey, I know, let’s take a bunch of narcissists who can’t stand listening to anyone else and put them in a confined space.”
2013-06-06 02:34:33
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Are you all up for Atlas Shrugged Pt. 2, where they give the first one-fifteenth of John Galt’s speech!?
2013-06-06 02:34:55
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM I’ll never be able to hurt this movie like it hurt me
2013-06-06 02:34:56
@blakestacey: @MockTM “And one of them is a bugshit crazy arsonist.”
2013-06-06 02:34:58
@drskyskull: @MockTM @pzmyers I believe the “sexuality” referred to was all that footage of trains going rapidly into tunnels.
2013-06-06 02:35:13
@CyberLizard: @MockTM @pzmyers Hey As the resident lizard I resent that!
2013-06-06 02:35:19
@thetwillis: @szvan @lousycanuck @MockTM In case you ever wondered what Henry Reardon would look like if he were a red alien: http://t.co/fchS1tp7Yg
2013-06-06 02:35:47
@MsMondegreen: Workers were disappeared in this movie. Everything is fabulously rich people in beautiful surroundings, and pristine wilderness @mocktm
2013-06-06 02:35:50
@blakestacey: @MockTM And there are people who *like* this story? Wait, scratch that. There are people who *call this* a story?
2013-06-06 02:36:11
@CA7746: @MockTM Special thanks to FreedomWorks. So the astroturfing in this film was… projection?
2013-06-06 02:36:27
@blakestacey: @MockTM Well, I shouldn’t judge. There but for the grace of having had friends as a teenager go I.
2013-06-06 02:36:43
@szvan: @MockTM @MsMondegreen Oh, no. We saw some feet near rails.
2013-06-06 02:36:51
@lousycanuck: @MockTM I need a palate cleanser. Anyone want to join me in a faith-in-humanity-restoring Ed Wood marathon?
2013-06-06 02:36:52
@drskyskull: @MockTM @blakestacey Well, there was *kinda* some character development: rich pricks got even, uh, prickier.
2013-06-06 02:36:59
@lousycanuck: @MockTM Oh fuck Netflix shared that with my Facebook? No. NO. DO NOT.
2013-06-06 02:37:33
@docfreeride: @szvan @MockTM Fun fact: part I director played creepy dude who dated Kelly Taylor on 90210. Seemed like the type even then.
2013-06-06 02:38:08
@drskyskull: @MockTM @lousycanuck Thank goodness I use my wife’s account. Boy, is she going to be ticked tomorrow.
2013-06-06 02:38:16
@lousycanuck: @MockTM “We’re having trouble Unsharing this title from Facebook.” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2013-06-06 02:38:19
@blakestacey: @lousycanuck @MockTM Netflix SHARED? Fucking pinko bastards.
2013-06-06 02:38:35
@Rowsdower30: @MockTM Now I want to read the bo- *snicker* sorry, I couldn’t get through that with a straight face
2013-06-06 02:38:54
@lousycanuck: @blakestacey @MockTM Facebook is a parasite! Stealing the hard work of those actors and actresses!
2013-06-06 02:39:10
@drskyskull: @MockTM @lousycanuck “Who is Jason… uh… I mean John Galt?”
2013-06-06 02:39:11
@szvan: @docfreeride @MockTM Ewww.
2013-06-06 02:39:13
@szvan: @thetwillis @lousycanuck @MockTM That’s an improvement actually.
2013-06-06 02:40:06
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Person on the big lake by my house put up a full-size sheet of plywood spray painted with “Who is John Galt?” during the elections
2013-06-06 02:40:17
@blakestacey: @MockTM “Who is John Galt?” “Let me Google that for you.”
2013-06-06 02:40:41
@lousycanuck: @szvan @thetwillis @MockTM What the hell is that from!? Looks like Farscape. Is it Farscape?
2013-06-06 02:40:41
@drskyskull: @MockTM One more moral: capitalists are beautiful people, while socialists are ugly, balding, chubby people.
2013-06-06 02:40:51
@szvan: @MockTM One of my coworkers has not one, but two Galt posters tacked up in his cube. #pityme
2013-06-06 02:41:43
@CyberLizard: @MockTM Siri told me that John Galt was a novelist back in the early 1800s
2013-06-06 02:42:10
@brx0: @lousycanuck @MockTM You don’t like it when corporations snuggle? That’s pinko moocher talk.
2013-06-06 02:42:16
@thetwillis: @szvan @lousycanuck @MockTM Sadly, I couldn’t find a full body pic. He played a shaman, and the priests on that planet go around half naked.
2013-06-06 02:42:27
@JoshuaHumphrey: @lousycanuck @szvan @thetwillis @MockTM Farscape, “That Old Black Magic.”
2013-06-06 02:42:54
@docfreeride: @szvan Srsly. He’s a whole pile of Randian nonsense made flesh. Clammy flesh. @MockTM
2013-06-06 02:43:07
@thetwillis: @lousycanuck @szvan @MockTM Yep, you got it!
2013-06-06 02:43:10
@drskyskull: Part II of “Atlas Shrugged” has roller-skating ninjas, right? I really need there to be roller-skating ninjas. @MockTM
2013-06-06 02:45:09
@MsMondegreen: @szvan @MockTM There were some waitress torsos near the beginning.
2013-06-06 02:45:41
@blakestacey: @MockTM The perfect coda for tonight’s “movie” https://t.co/7ScH2IWP4h
2013-06-06 02:45:52
@szvan: @MsMondegreen @MockTM Oh, yes. And thighs. Maybe some drumsticks that we missed.
2013-06-06 02:46:44
@lousycanuck: @JoshuaHumphrey @szvan @thetwillis @MockTM NICE. Got it in one!
2013-06-06 02:52:48

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  1. R Johnston says

    Direct to MST3K theatre at its finest and properly appreciated for what it is.

    This post wins an internet for the day.

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