Thursday, March 04, 2010

Soylent Green is Almost Here

Today is Theme Thursday again and the theme is GREEN.

Rather than blow your mind with things that shouldn’t be green, like these:

I thought instead I’d focus on the one science fiction movie that is still trending toward becoming a reality:

Soylent Green

Do you remember that one? It’s the one from the early 70s with Charleton Heston set in the future in New York.where the population has exploded to 30 million in Manhattan alone. He investigates a rich person and finds out that the source of food is actually made from dead people. Soylent Green is people! Now if I’ve spoiled it for you, too bad. You should have seen this by now and if you haven’t, you probably never will. Sheesh!

So why does this one still hold up? Because one by one, every sci-fi movie goes by with the premise being impossible to achieve.

There are no flying cars despite 80 years of films showing them. Face it, do you want cars hovering above your backyard while you try and nude sunbathe?

There are no transporters to beam us around. Face it, the banks really don’t want people transporting into their vaults for a midnight withdrawel.

The government isn’t out watching our every move so that one minor thing we do and bam…off to a secret cell. Face it, they can’t even pass a bill because their too preoccupied in getting re-elected so there’s no way they have the energy or manpower to come get you. They never got all the people downloading songs, they never got all the people over inflating the value of their Goodwill donation and they’ll never get the people they should be getting. I’m sure Bin Laden is collecting our social security somewhere in Montana by now…

There are no robots or machines taking over the world. Sure, we’re continually dependent on technology but that doesn’t mean our toaster is plotting world domination any time soon.

But Soylent Green is the exception. They talked about Global Warming back then. Guess what, we’re concerned about it now. They talked about over-population. Guess what, we are over-populated…just try and get a unique Yahoo or Ebay name these days. That’ll wake you up.

The only thing that hasn’t materialized yet is the food issue. It’s coming though. I’ll bet they’re already feeding us dead people. To prove it I’m going under cover and following the Keebler Elves crackers and cookies to see once and for all just what they put into those. If I make it through the maze of factories alive, I’ll let you know…




45 comments:

Mrsupole said...

Noooooooooooooooo

GB

subby said...

I just read an article from a 1916 National Geographic issue about how the aboriginals of Australia would resort to...ahem...well, I'm sure you can imagine...and google the Donner party...

...just sayin'...

Mrsupole said...

Wow, since we are talking about things eating things, I just posted a new segment of Opal Nation and it has a new creature that eats....

God bless.

nursemyra said...

You sunbathe nude? what's the address?

Brian Miller said...

i'll try anything at least once...

CatLadyLarew said...

I knew those elves were up to something1

Nanc Twop said...

I too have always wondered about those elves - who would cook inside a hollow tree unless they had something to hide?...

JGH said...

the way the genetically modified stuff is infiltrating our food supply -really it is not that different! I don't trust those elves either.

willow said...

My mind is messed up for the rest of the day from that green stop sign.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I am just not that curious. lol

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Elizabeth said...

I really need to remember not to read your blog until after breakfast!

Quirkyloon said...

I love soylent green! The movie, not the food.

hee hee

Roy said...

When the whole Mad Cow Disease thing came up I immediately thought of Soylent Green, given that the disease was spread by grinding up dead animals with the disease and using them to make Cow Chow.

nonamedufus said...

How about hot dogs? For years we've wondered just what the heck is put into them. Talk about turning green. I sure don't wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener!

(Loved this movie!)

The Incredible Woody said...

I think the green stop sign is kinda cool.

Jasmine said...

Funny :)

Roy Scribner said...

Hey, if it tastes good, who am I to judge?

Eberle said...

I love your take on the green theme, the pictures are pure poetry- some real insight into the color wheel here- or color psychology - nice!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Canada is underpopulated. Who wants to live north of the tree line in perpetual night for half the year under frigid temperatures?

I like the green stop sign. Not so annoyingly noticable;-)

Titanium said...

A green stop sign. I need one of the those!

Mine is up!

JenJen said...

I remember that movie. I watched it several times with my dad. Creepy shit if you ask me, reallll creepy shit.

Tom said...

hey, if it tastes good, then what the hell. Problem with Soylant Green is, everyone in that movie was dying of starvation--how in the world were they making tasty food out of malnourished people?!

Baino said...

Hmmm it was a good movie. They embraced abortion and euthanasia too so there's some good to come of a future like that. Hey, what's so shocking, we feed chickens to themselves all the time. Everything tastes better with a little tomato ketchup!

VE said...

Mrsupole – Yeeeeeeeessssss!

Ronda – Interesting…I’ve known people that would probably like dog food…

Subby – Resort to…kareoke? I’d be concerned too…

Mrsupole – Ooh, Ooh…Opal nation…I’ll get over there! I’m behind again because I had to have my operating system restored and now I get to go through the hassle of setting everything up again. At least I didn’t lose anything…

Nursemyra – Heh heh…but you have to model some of your Friday fashions!!!

Brian – Me too…well, except death…I’m avoiding that…

Catladylarew – Don’t worry…the gnomes are on them now…

Nanc – Good point…I don’t think those trees have been approved with an A rating…

Jgh – Fortunately, I haven’t been genetically modified yet…

Willow – I recommend not driving for about a month…

Sharirack – Happy Panda! (I get money for saying that)

Elizabeth – You should only read my blog in a safe environment…

Quirkyloon – The Soylent Green chips are pretty good with zombie salsa

Roy – That’s the premise for Book of Eli…people that eat too much “people” start to go a bit crazy…

Nonamedufus – You mean it isn’t dog?

Incredible woody – But do you stop or go?

Jasmine – People are tasty and funny…

Roy – I fear most of the meat will be quite fatty for my diet though…

Eberle – Colors are a strong anchor and when you mess with them, people get weirded out…

Perpetual – People that don’t want to be bothered…

Titanium – I’ll try and stock those in my internet store as soon as I get a store…

Jenjen – He did a series of creepy/interesting sci-fi back then…

Tom – Shhh…don’t point out that flaw….just add peanut butter to the chips…

VE said...

baino - Yea...ketchup rules!

Brian o vretanos said...

If you haven't already seen it, check out the French black comedy "Delicatessen". It's set in in post WWIII Paris, where food is in such short supply that lentils are used as currency, and where the landlord of a block of flats (who's also a butcher) ensures a regular supply of meat for him and his tenants by hiring odd-job men. He gets them to do any necessary repairs before disposing of them.

Luckily for the odd-job-man hero of the film, there is a vegetarian underground movement...

Serena said...

I saw the movie way back when and it creeped me out. I've been eating popsicles a lot ever since, the kind you can sort of see through. They'd be hard pressed to sneak any soylent stuff into those, even the green ones.:)

secret agent woman said...

I saw that movie again within the past couple of years and was appalled. Not by the whole killing people for food, which isn't all that interesting (same deal in Logan's Run, as I recall) but by what an incredible creep Heston was. Yigh.

California Girl said...

What a GREAT REFERENCE! That movie resonates and I wouldn't put anything past our government or any other government. My husband and I to this day talk about that concept. We often wonder if we'll be food for the living when we're dead.

ReformingGeek said...

Sheesh! I thought they were feeding us puppies and rainbows.

I've been enlightened.

Wait. Where is my toe?

Dreamhaven said...

I hope I'm never that hungry or hopeless.

Tracey said...

Very funny take on the theme.

Janna said...

Can I have mine with barbecue sauce?
I really like barbecue sauce.

Gladys said...

That does not explain Chick'n Biscuits. Why would you want chicken flavored crackers to eat with peanut butter?

aladdinsane12 said...

correction: there are no flying cars YET. i have some in the works...

The Silver Fox said...

My take on "Face it, do you want cars hovering above your backyard while you try and nude sunbathe?" is... well... I don't do any nude sunbathing, but since some people do, I sure wouldn't mind owning one of those cars/

Collette said...

I am ashamed. I have never seen the movie. ALthough I did know the premise of it from another blog written some time ago.
I believe you are correct. Be careful on your search or we may be having VE casserole soon. EWW!

VE said...

Brian – You know, I’ve always heard about that movie but didn’t know what it was about…

Serena – I hear blood makes a nice looking popsicle ;)

Secret agent woman – Yeah, they made him kind of sleazy, didn’t they?

California girl – Kind of brings new perspective to that phrase “Eat me”…

Reforminggeek – Sorry about your toe…I was out of jam…

Dreamhaven – I’m fairly hopeless…well…the gnomes think so…

Tracey – Thanks

Janna –With enough barbeque sauce one can eat just about anything…

Gladys – That does seem wrong. Why would you want chicken flavored biscuits in the first place?

Aladdinsane12 – Cool…I know some houses where they nude sunbathe…

Silver fox – Like “map of the stars”…we could put out a “map of the nude sunbathers”…

Colette – VE casserole? I’ll be its really cheesy…

freetheunicorns said...

As long as that shit is deep fried, I'm game. NOT.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Good luck! Watch out for those elves with their pointy teeth and long sharp knives and infrared vision!

gab said...

no no tell me its not true I love those keeble cookie and crackers!

Jaime said...

i like the green slime necklace. it'd be a big hit come halloween

The Silver Fox said...

Hey, how about if the red part of an electric traffic signal were green? Two green lights and a yellow light! Driving would be worse than it already is with all those idiots using their cell phones, especially for texting, while they drive!

Chris C said...

What, chrisc421458563312875 at yahoo.com isn't unique?

lime said...

oh heck cannibalism has been practiced since the dawn of time anyway. it's one more reason i like venison. i know where that meat came from.