Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Small Minds, Big Mouths

I once told someone (on a blog post) that their entire argument was undercut by the fact that they failed at third grade English (the "classic" your/you're misuse, if you're wondering). Their response was to caps-lock-yell at me, that I failed at life.
I don't remember what the argument was, anymore, but the childish backlash stuck with me, because it kind of made my point.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

When Aliens Attack

So, I'm watching a little of this National Geographic channel special, called When Aliens Attack, and it's really stupid. Let's suspend disbelief for a moment and imagine an advanced alien race capable of traveling the mind-numbing distances of space, in order to our Pale Blue Dot. The entire idea of an alien invasion being a ground war is just naive, at best. Honestly, if all they wanted was to obliterate humanity and claim the planet for themselves, couldn't they just do it from orbit? So, maybe they don't want to nuke the place because it would spoil any resources they may want to claim, OK, but a species capable of interstellar travel, you'd think, would have weapons capable of just blowing away all our major cities, which would pretty much be the end.
You see this again and again in movies, and it’s just retarded. An actual invasion by an alien race with vastly superior technology would be a lot more like the beginning of Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, simply put: bang, you’re dead. The idea of some guerrilla insurgence is laughable, human beings would be little more than a thorn in their side. There’s also the possibility that we wouldn’t even know they were there.
Oh yeah, this thing is also full of shitty CGI, bad editing, and worse acting.