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Oyay! Oyay, ye Rolling Stones!

Who would have guessed that in 1965, the most accurate prognosticators of the twenty-first century would have been the Rolling Stones?

I mean, give me a break!

“Hey, you get off of my cloud!”

Computer technology—which was quite limited in 1965—has today become so cloud dependent—forty-plus years after their warning.

More importantly, today there are hackers at every turn . . . . It’s almost eerie. How did Keith Richards and Mick Jagger know what was coming? They are the two most unlikely people . . .

Unless you’re a fan of Men in Black, in which case, that explains a lot.

On the other hand, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones–as much as I love their acting–have always struck me as just a bit different.

Do you know what I mean?

The Wisdom of K

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Tom Hanks character in “You’ve Got Mail” proposes that everything a guy needs to know, he can learn from the movie, “The Godfather.”

I disagree.

“You’ve Got Mail” was based in a kinder, gentler, perhaps even quaint time of physical bookstores and dialup computers. In today’s world of high-speed internet with competing news services dishing up the latest trash 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 AND A QUARTER! days a year we need a different philosophy.

I just happen to have a suggestion.

When CNN flings the latest on Justin Bieber at you; when Fox digs up Sarah Palin; even when ABC releases the Kardashians, take your advice from the Men in Black.

(the setup)

K: We do not discharge our weapons in view of the public!

J: Man, we ain’t got time for this cover-up bullshit! I don’t know whether or not you’ve forgotten, but there’s an Arquillian Battle Cruiser that’s about to…

(the wisdom of K)

K: There’s always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT!