Wes Craven dies; we still live in the world he imagined

fredy

So … what happened over the weekend?

Wes Craven, the horror movie impresario who created classics such as “Nightmare on Elm Street” and the “Scream” movies, died Sunday at the age of 76.

“The basis of most of my films is, essentially, true life,” Craven once claimed. “… The kind of peak pictures that I’ve made are very much my reading of the current psychological, social situation that I perceived in the world.”

For those who don’t know his work, Craven’s most enduring creation, the slasher Freddy Krueger, kills people by invading their dream world and becoming their worst fears made real. Craven described Krueger as a metaphor, personifying the notion that your fears are what kill you and that the only real escape is to awaken from your nightmares.

That may make a decent premise for a horror movie, but with all due respect for the departed, Craven’s claim that his work had something to do with “true life” or “the current psychological, social situation” reads like an effort to inflate cheap entertainment into high art. I mean, it’s not as if we have trouble dividing the world of our nightmares from the real world. That’s silly talk.

Anything else important happen…?

kim-kardashian-kanye-west-met-gala-2014Not really. But at MTV’s annual VMA show, created to honor the very finest artistic achievements of American civilization, Kanye West did drop the bombshell that he will be running for president of the United States in 2020.

Talk about a horror movie!  Among other things, having Kanye as our president would mean having his wife, Kim Kardashian, as our First Lady. But again: We all know the difference between the world of our nightmares and the real world.  President Kanye might rule in the idiocracy of our nightmares, but it’s supremely silly to think it would ever happen here in the real world. Never ever.

Because in the real world, President Trump will be running for re-election in 2020 based upon his success in purging the country of Mexicans, stealing all the oil in the Middle East, re-renaming Mount McKinley/Denali after himself and forcing Megyn Kelly to break down in tears and to publicly beg Trump to date her, please Donald please.

Running against that impressive record of accomplishment, Kanye wouldn’t have a chance.

And with that to reassure you, have a good week ahead, everybody.

 

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FIGMO2
FIGMO2

The market's down and the price of oil is up.

Stuck on the roller coaster without a seat belt.

schnirt 

fedup52
fedup52

In the Washington Times, Carson wrote: "Once illegals have legal status, it will be difficult to deny them any of the multitudinous entitlements that are freely distributed throughout our society." Nevertheless, Carson believes that illegal immigrants should be able to register as guest workers and have a pathway to apply for permanent resident status.

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Oh boy, Carson will be in deep trouble with the Trumpeteers.

Dusty2
Dusty2

Well, Numbers says that crude has rebounded.  OIL, not the blog.  So I am going to check my courtly Cruze and see if it has any need of  anything oily..


Fare thee well.....  

KUTGF
KUTGF

Penses:  Umm..if you are not able to discern that a pre-presidential Carson is FAR more accomplished than was the pre-presidential Obama, I don't know what I can do to help you. Any clown can be elected senator or governor - just ask Al Franken and Jesse Ventura. No clown can become head of a surgery department in a prestigious hospital. Got it now? Good!

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LOL....  I see.  So anything can be qualifications to be President other than holding a prior office, being a community organizer or an attorney.


Some medical expertise is certainly all the qualification needed to run an entire country.  LOL

Eye wonder
Eye wonder

Hmm. New sockpuppet in 3, 2, 1 . . . .

Penses
Penses

Alright, peeps...I'm out. I wish each of you a pleasant afternoon.

KUTGF
KUTGF

9 Questions Palin forgot to ask trump.


1. Which country would you invade first: Iran, Iraq, Mexico, or Benghazi? 

2. Do you really think America is ready for a dumb, vapid, arrogant, anti-intellectual attention wh*re as its president, and if so is it too late for me to enter the race? 

3. Are the gays too uppity these days?

4. Why does my phone make a repetitive noise every time someone is trying to reach me on it?

5. How many different countries can you see from your house?

6. Why can't I put my head in the microwave to warm myself up on a cold Alaskan night?

7. Will you sign an executive order requiring all preschool teachers be armed?

8. Do you agree that this was and always will be a Christian nation?

9. Where do babies come from? Because I need to tell Bristol so she'll stop having them

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Ahh the satire! 

LeninTime
LeninTime

Actually Bookman's title should have been Wes Craven is dead and we're not feeling so good ourselves.

Penses
Penses

#LyingCriminalPoliticiansDeserveClemency

ByteMe
ByteMe

I think where they thought that the server was stored in a bathroom was because they heard that the server's data had been "flushed".

straker
straker

Buckeye - "so basically Headley is right"


So, one cop lying about one shooting means that all cops lie?


That is a child's thinking.


honested
honested

@straker 

Maybe,.....

But is probably way closer to correct than you would be willing to admit.

Dusty2
Dusty2

@straker



Child's thinking?  Well, this is Bookman's blog , isn't it? 

BuckeyeGa
BuckeyeGa

I gave you an example to back up the statement

If you want to ignore the fact and keep believing cops wouldn't lie to protect each other. That's your perogative.

Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

@BuckeyeGa They do it EVERY day.


Again if you think just 54 cases since 2005 are the only ones that deserved to be prosecuted I have a bridge in Brooklyn id like you to look at. 

Dusty2
Dusty2

@Hedley_Lammar @BuckeyeGa 


Hedley,


You must have a record a foot long to post  a  prejudiced  spiel about police like that one.  Who do you call when some thug is breaking into your home or threatening your family?

ByteMe
ByteMe

#EmailServersMatter

ByteMe
ByteMe

@honested I was just helping them out by suggesting a twitter tag.

gotalife
gotalife

Change is coming fast and furious now.


You did that by electing our President.


Keep it going with Hillary.

ByteMe
ByteMe

@consumedconsumer Good for women, good maybe for consumers. Great for relations with other countries.  Not so great for making tough decisions.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

Hillary's emails....Hillarys going to jail.....Hillary, Hillary, Hillary......................Hmmmm...............  I see there's another Emailgate episode from today's  "Perils Of Hillary's Clinton".  Better butter up some more popcorn.

RaindroidWillBoy
RaindroidWillBoy

@DebbieDoRight


So like other absurdly sheep of Hillary's flock, you feel that honesty, trustworthiness, and character are longer necessary for a president.


At least we didn't know in advance that BO and Bush were liars as well.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@RaindroidWillBoy 

 At least we didn't know in advance that BO and Bush were liars as well.

Really?

You don't know that all politicians lie?

What a naif !!!

RaindroidWillBoy
RaindroidWillBoy

@ByteMe @RaindroidWillBoy


Its one thing to lie about saying anything to anyone to get elected.  That is expected.  Bald face lies such as getting shot at, where her kid was on 911, the litany of lies regarding emails, and the stench of all the money are in fact different than any others.  


Obama was generally trusted until his nose expanding comments to sell obamacare..

ByteMe
ByteMe

@RaindroidWillBoy and the stench of all the money are in fact different than any others.  

But you voted for Romney.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@RaindroidWillBoy 

(shrug)

A lie is a lie, sport.

I don't differentiate whether one is any better or worse.

Normd
Normd

@RaindroidWillBoy @ByteMe 


You didn't vote?  Then you have no right to complain about anything political.  You just rendered yourself null and void, imho...

RaindroidWillBoy
RaindroidWillBoy

@Kamchak @RaindroidWillBoy


"Sport"..you always suggest such condescension when on the defensive.  No promises made on campaign trail don't remotely resemble those while secretary of state.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@RaindroidWillBoy 

No promises made on campaign trail don't remotely resemble those while secretary of state.

You seem to be laboring under the misapprehension that I share that view.

Pro tip:

You probably shouldn't assume that others think the same way that you do.

Just suggestin'. 

Sport.