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post #16 of 101
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Funny, I always thought the Ayn Rand Institute/The Atlas Society had a kind of Scientology-esque recruitment philosophy. Certainly I remember in high school there would be ARI essay contests in the like. Perhaps this movie is an attempt to capitalize on Tea Party discontents, and use it to sell Ayn Rand's philosophy to middle America.

But it took John Travolta to bring Battlefield Earth to the big screen, so who's behind this?

You were allowed to know about Rand in high school? I think she is banned from schools where I grew up.
post #17 of 101
This looks horrible.
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
Funny, I always thought the Ayn Rand Institute/The Atlas Society had a kind of Scientology-esque recruitment philosophy.
Not quite. It's more akin to signing up for newsletters from the Mises Institute.
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You were allowed to know about Rand in high school? I think she is banned from schools where I grew up.
Canada right?
post #18 of 101
http://www.boingboing.net/2011/01/28...ok-govern.html
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Ayn Rand took government assistance while decrying others who did the same Noted speed freak, serial-killer fangirl, and Tea Party hero Ayn Rand was also a kleptoparasite, sneakily gobbling up taxpayer funds under an assumed name [note: it might have been her legal name] to pay for her medical treatments after she got lung cancer.
Ayn Rand: hypocrite; yet so self-assured in acting in her own self-interest.
post #19 of 101
Also: she was really, really ugly. One can't help imagining that a more atrractive Ayn Rand would never have developed the misanthropic worldview for which she became famous.
post #20 of 101
What would really make this move perfect for me is if it draws protesters or boycotts.
post #21 of 101
For an edited highlight reel, that looks truly awful. Bad CGI and awful acting.

Who is Stanislavski?
post #22 of 101
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What would really make this move perfect for me is if it draws protesters or boycotts.

I don't think there's a person over the age of 18 who takes Ayn Rand seriously enough to be a protester or a defender.
post #23 of 101
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I don't think there's a person over the age of 18 who takes Ayn Rand seriously enough to be a protester or a defender.

I can hope. Judging by the comments she draws in the CE I could easily see some campus socialist clubs picketing. It really would make me laugh uncontrollably.
post #24 of 101
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I can hope. Judging by the comments she draws in the CE I could easily see some campus socialist clubs picketing. It really would make me laugh uncontrollably.

I could agree with people protesting this on aesthetic grounds, yuck.
post #25 of 101
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I can hope. Judging by the comments she draws in the CE I could easily see some campus socialist clubs picketing. It really would make me laugh uncontrollably.

If I was 22 years younger and looking for free-love socialist nookie, I'd be up for picketing. Provided they shave their armpits.
post #26 of 101
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If I was 22 years younger and looking for free-love socialist nookie, I'd be up for picketing. Provided they shave their armpits.

Had a few experiences with hairy pits in the 90s. It was really disconcerting at times.
post #27 of 101
A worthy and fitting tribute to the author.
post #28 of 101
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A worthy and fitting tribute to the author.

Ha! You have redeemed yourself for your penile dysfunction posts.

Oh, and [insert snarky comment]
post #29 of 101
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You were allowed to know about Rand in high school? I think she is banned from schools where I grew up.

You went to school?!?
post #30 of 101
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If I was 22 years younger and looking for free-love socialist nookie, I'd be up for picketing. Provided they shave their armpits and pussies.

FTFY (unless you like to floss while down there).
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