The notable 3D movie of my generation was “13 Ghosts“–c 1960. I was too young to be allowed to see it at the time, because my parents didn’t want nightmares on their hands. Of course that’s when parents and their children both understood the word “No”.
I did manage to catch the movie several years later at a local theater that ran outdated movies every Sunday afternoon. It was one of those times I didn’t get thrown out for smoking. The theater also gave away a free piece of China every Sunday afternoon too. If you went every Sunday for like 14 thousand years, you could collect the entire set. Last I looked, if I had kept that damned set of China instead of shooting BB’s at the pieces up at my grandfather’s camp every weekend, I could have made some bucks on Ebay today. But no sense of regretting it, we also shot old 78 RPM records with names like Sinatra, Andrews Sisters and Caruso affixed to them. They went with that silly gramophone somebody hung onto from the 30s. Ugly thing. Couldn’t possibly ever be worth anything. And those damned brass beds in the kids’ dormer area were just so darned squeaky, who would want them now? Shrug.
But I digress. I can do that. It’s my blog.
Ironically, for a generation that keeps sniping at the Baby Boomers and declaring that they are smarter, more clever and more educated (none of which they are, but it makes them feel better to think so, since they are mostly dependents), today’s fresh faces sure do have a problem being Original. They have copied the music, they survive on expansions of the previous “dumb” generation’s forerunner and cutting-edge inventions, and now they are in love with 3D.
Most known for their Remakes and Remixes of creations of another generation, 3D is no exception for them. Hollywood regurgitated 13 Ghosts in 2007. And as with just about everything else they do, it wasn’t as much fun as the original.
Well now, in keeping with the dumbing down of America, 3D TV is the “new” rage. After all, it’s important that we keep America glued to their Tee Vees so that they don’t notice what else is really going on around them. You can rob people of just about anything if you keep them glued to that Tee Vee. And if you can get them to wear silly glasses and have all those murderers, rapists, psychos and other fine examples we get to see on TV today jump right out at them, why there is no end to what can be done behind their backs before they grow up and realize that, not only will they have to pay for it all, but they will never get ahead.
Samsung is presumably some kind of god reigning over the ‘new” 3D revolution.
LAS VEGAS — If you had any doubt that the big thing in televisions this year will be 3D, then Samsung’s CES press conference would have finally convinced you. The company is throwing its rather large manufacturing weight behind 3D in the home, bringing not just TVs but 3D Blu-ray players and home theater systems into stores this year.
If you would like to find yet another way to keep your kids from getting any fresh air, much less work off all those fast food calories, you can get a nice 42″ flat screen 3D Tee Vee at, where else, but Google products.
Price: A meager $8,999.
Bank of America and Capital One Credit Card Services want you to know this is a bargain.
Please do not deprive your children at home, ranging from the ages of newborn through 34 years old, the “Pleasure” of imagining they are about to be hit by a hockey puck. That would be cruel.
I personally think it’s time for a remake of this song in honor of the copycat generation that expects their parents to pay for their Rerun mentality at today’s financial rates. Now if only we could get them to conjure up the energy to move this well on trash night: (RIP Roy Scheider)