There’s a meme going around that Tomorrowland underperformed at the box office because people weren’t ready for its message of optimism. There’s just one problem — Tomorrowland isn’t an optimistic film at all.
In 1949, a 17-year-old girl named Connie Papurt wanted to buy a dress but needed $25. So she did what a lot of young women in her situation would do: asked a relative if she could borrow the money. The relative? Her aunt, author and economic philosopher Ayn Rand.
Before the Internet, there was ARPANET — an experimental computer network brought to life in the 1960s by the U.S. Department of Defense. The design goals of the DOD's sui generis packet-switching plexus were manifold, and its role in laying the groundwork for what would become the Internet cannot be overstated;…
That pretentious kid from high school/college/life who cited Ayn Rand quotes about the glory of self-interest and the triumph of the free market, despite being kind of a broke-ass loser? He's about to start masturbating: Atlas Shrugged, the app.
The movie for Atlas Shrugged, that brick o' Objectivist philosophy by chain-smoking aficionado Ayn Rand, is in a weird place. Its director was canned right before filming. The new director? The male lead, the dad from One Tree Hill. Cool?