Instead of tackling sensitive issues within the gender and sexual minority community, I decided to make fun of something we can all agree is extremely annoying: Bro-Bro Reddit Gamers.
The other night I rewatched most of Can’t Buy Me Love. It’s a movie about a kid who makes a deal with a popular girl to date him so he can achieve popularity. It’s one of the better movies of the time, which admittedly isn’t saying much, but even though it’s dated it’s still worth the time.
Anyway there was a scene I forgot where the nerd is explaining why he loves astronomy. He starts talking about how awesome it will be when they are older and they’ll be able to work on the moon and travel in space. He delivers the lines with total conviction that this is just a thing that will happen in a couple of decades. After he finished it was struck by a wave of sadness. We haven’t even come close to the stuff he described. The space program just withered away.
Somehow we ended up with this shit reality that no one in the movies expected. Sweet moonbases and that sort of thing were just a foregone conclusion back then, and now we send twinkies to a Russian space station that smells like a tube full of farts.
Way to go humanity. Gold fucking star.