Saturday, August 1, 2015

We are all out of bubblegum

Rowdy Roddy Piper has died. He was the kilt wearing wrestler that kicked Cyndi Lauper in the face. Piper was Hulk Hogan's nemesis back in the 80s but that isn't why we remember him around these parts. Like so many wrestlers, Piper became an actor. He was best known for starring in John Carpenter's They Live!

They Live! is classic political satire science fiction. The film is a masterpiece of anti-corporate, anti-consummerism and anti-capitalist commentary.  In it Piper gets special sunglasses that allow him to see the alien overlords for what they really are. What they are are our corporate, political and media masters.

Maybe it was a true story. had to tell.

Anyway, rest in peace Roddy.

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