Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fox News Report: "China Bans Time Travel"

Here's a laugher for the day, an article entitled, "China Bans Time Travel"

It's about a completely absurd decision by the Chinese government to bad movies and TV shows that are about time travel. Just the type of insanity you'd expect from a moderately xenophobic dictatorship.

But that's not what made me laugh out loud. The funniest part of the article is the first line, "It's the basis for some of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time -- The Terminator, Back to the Future, Black Night, just to name a few."

Nevermind that it's a grammatical mess - BLACK KNIGHT?!?!?!

No one... and I mean NO ONE, who has ever made a list of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time has EVER included Black Knight. At least not anyone who was either sober or attempting to be taken seriously.

And then there's the picture used above the article, a screen shot from the movie "Donnie Darko", which does have a possible time travel element in it, but it is really more about paranoid schizophrenia.

How does stuff like this get past an editor? Black Knight? Really?

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