Saturday, June 04, 2005

May The Farce Be With You

Have you ever noticed that Star Wars lifeforms seem to be able to exist without food? And how much noise their vehicles make in the vacuum of space? And, what's that got to do with anything?

Consider the normal curve, and the size of the population represented by the area under the curve within a standard deviation from the mean. Now go take a poll to find out what kind of visual and auditory stimulation will bear a $10 dollar ticket price within a substantial portion of that population. Then give them that. Result: Hollywood at its most mediocre (a.k.a. 'Entertainment').

Now consider the same normal curve, but this time substitute government for movies. For a price, consider hobbling taxes, corruption and lies. Result: exercise left for the reader. Post your correct answers in comments. But beware the dark side of the farce.