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Okay, so this is my first post after not doing anything here for like forever, and I post a random Top 10 list of stuff that may or may not be funny to you, depending on whether you read Ayn Rand's novel or not. Oh well, any post is better than no post I guess.

I've been following the progress of the Atlas Shrugged Part 1 movie on Facebook, and am rather disappointed as it isn't doing that well and therefore will probably not be coming to my country. Even whether Parts 2 and 3 will be made is under question. But if Mr. Aglialoro does decide to make them, let's hope he doesn't decide to make changes...

10 Plot Twists In The Atlas Shrugged Movies That You'll Never See Coming

10. Rearden Metal jewellery becomes all the rage in fashionable circles around New York, and everybody who is anybody is wearing it. Lillian Rearden is permanently made a pariah after word gets out about how she exchanged the very first piece ever made off for just a cheap ol' diamond bracelet.

9. Wesley Mouch, finally having learned a few life lessons, leaves Washington and starts his own business. Unfortunately nobody wants to buy from "Mouch Services" and he has to change the name.

8. Dagny is sick and tired of all the bureaucrats getting on her back about the Rearden Metal bridge, so she takes all the paperwork they give her, has it glued together and makes the suspension chains of the bridge with it. After the successful first train run, the papers scream: "RED TAPE HOLDS UP NEW BRIDGE".

7. Richard Halley leaves the valley and decides to try his hand at popular music. He forms a band called Richard Halley and the Comets. Dagny is horrified until she learns how good he can make it.

6. John Galt agrees to become Economic Dictator of the nation, prosperity somehow rebounds even with all the old restrictions, industrial civilization is restored to ten times its former glory and everybody lives happily ever after. End of story.

5. Orren Boyle finally realizes that his true passion in life is basket weaving after his therapy course, repents of his shady business dealings, and starts up a small independent store selling handwoven baskets. He's much poorer but happy.

4. For some bizarre reason, Dagny and Hank are having a business meeting, but suddenly find themselves unable to say anything but "Trains", "We need more trains" and "do something about trains".

3. Ragnar Danneskjold was hiding, not in the fjords of Norway, but in the fiords of Fiordland, New Zealand. The reason nobody has captured him is that every time someone does manage to capture him, he bribes them to go away with incredibly beautiful pictures of Milford Sound. It works every time.

2. Dagny gets business mail and throws a fit after the 100,000th person has spelt her name as "Taggert". She gripes about this with Rearden. He sympathizes and admits that people always think there's an O in his name. Meanwhile, Wesley Mouch releases a public statement declaring, once and for all, that he is NOT a "Mooch". (Of course he's lying...)

1. All the Washington "looters" turn out to have based their economic policy on the 26th edition of a book by an economist who died long ago. But one day, during a staff briefing, a young aide suddenly rushes in and proclaims breathlessly: "Mr. Mouch...It turned out, the actual wording is: 'TyPHOONS have a detrimental effect on a prosperous economy'!" Cue mass face-palming and equally massive political cover ups.

Note: I based this list on "fake plot twist" lists done for the Lord of the Rings movies written by fans, and that is the spirit in which I approach it - good clean affectionate fun.


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May. 8th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
you. are. a. goof.
May. 8th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
And proud of it!
May. 8th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
I love it. Also your icon of Luna Lovegood--easily the most likable character from the HP novels. Hooray for people who are "different".
May. 8th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I'm a big Luna fan...because I'm just like her. Scary. :D
May. 9th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
* goes off to look up luna *
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