That explains the purpose of Ayn Rand

Mr. Deity and Lucy discuss Jesus’s improvisations while being down here on Earth and in the process reveal why Ayn Rand was put on this Earth.

After his discussion with Lucy ends, Mr. Deity muses about the election.

Talking about Rand, the second part of film trilogy based on Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged, which was released on October 12 and was hoped to help sway the election in Rand-fan Paul Ryan’s favor, seems to have bombed at the box office even more than the first part. It did not help that critics savaged the sequel as being worse than the first, for which their estimation was already low.


  1. says

    The first I’d heard about its numbers was that it had pulled in roughly the same opening weekend take as the first, over three times as many screens. Per-screen is a pretty important number, and that was NOT a good sign.

  2. Jared A says

    Atlas is the most pathetic greek deity to worship. Th If you are going to go for a titan, pick Prometheus. He kicks ass and takes names.

  3. Rodney Nelson says

    The movie appeals to Randroids and nobody else.

    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other involves orcs. —John Rogers

  4. Brian M says

    Have to say that the Obama defense at the end of the video is somewhat pathetic.

    Obama has more than “not fulfilled all of his promises”. His policy prescriptions are basically conservative on all but a few social hot button issues.

    He, like Bubba who Democratic Party faithful still seem to love despite the corruption and terrible policies, is a right wing Republican. Of course, the sad thing is the republican Party is now batshit insane, but still…

  5. lpetrich says

    The “shrugging” is of the productive and creative people of the world, who decide to go live in the mountains and let the parasites of the world try to survive without their efforts.

    The first two parts is about Dagny Taggart’s effort to run a railroad while fighting off all the weenies who want to drag down her effort. At least I get that impression.

    The films are reportedly very low-budget — as far as I can tell, they didn’t even bother to try to pinch some footage of Western European or Eastern Asian bullet trains.

  6. Anonymous Atheist says

    Apparently they spent about $20 million for #1, and about another $20 million for #2.

    …and what they got for it could also be described as ‘#1’ and ‘#2’ with another meaning. 😉

  7. Rodney Nelson says

    Twenty or thirty years ago Obama would have been described as a moderate “Rockefeller” Republican. That was before the Religious Right hijacked the Republican party.

  8. steve84 says

    Of course Obama’s policies are conservatives. The Democrats are a center-right party after all. They are in now way truly “left”. They aren’t even social democrats.

  9. Tim says

    Mr. Deity is seriously one of the best things going on the web today. The cast great and the writing brilliant.

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