You know... bar talk...
And this fellow comes in and tells me that he knows exactly what I mean, because the secret aliens who rule the world want to keep us helpless in bondage and they use these technologies to keep us distracted.
"Oh yeah?", I said. I was intrigued by this alien business.
And he went on at some length, and I can't say I really disagreed with any of it, except that where he said "aliens" the words I would have used would have been "corporations" or "Capitalism". Terminology, right? "You shouldn't worry about TVs", he said, "just put in a pool table and teach the drunks geometry." I mean, who can argue with that? "I very much enjoy geometry, but music videos are pretty cool too," I said.
I think They Live was a brilliant movie, but I suspect that where this fellow and I differ is that I
don't think it was a documentary... no wait, I absolutely do think it was a documentary, I just think it was a metaphor.
Or maybe I'm just woozy, because for decades they have been turning our atmosphere into their atmosphere.