Mad as Hell, and Getting Madder All the Time

September 30, 2008


“…I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.”

“And we’re just the guys to do it!”

Anyone over the age of 25 35 40 probably recognizes those unforgettable lines from the classic movie, Animal House. I think we’re in a similar situation today, and I’m going to propose a really stupid and probably futile gesture that might at least remind people that we should be angry, and we should stay angry until our elected legislators either fix this vast disastrous economic crunch they’ve put us in, or until they’re voted out of office and some new blood has a chance to prove itself less perfidious.

Until the election in November, we here at Grand Rants will end each post related to the issue with the now-familiar Youtube clip of Peter Finch’s tour-de-force performance as Howard Beale, encouraging his audience to throw open their windows and shout their frustrations to the heavens. If you feel the same way, and if you want to remind your readers that we have every right to be feeling that way these days, we encourage you to end your posts the same way.

Get mad. Stay mad.