- Doc Thompson guest hosting Glenn Beck’s radio show.
This is the same sort of thing that has me yelling at the “Governor Patterson, don’t tax our groceries” ads. Those ads argue against a tax on sodas and sugar-laden fruit-flavored drinks. This one taxes tanning salons.
It’s a dangerous line, I know, and the Libertarian in me isn’t happy (but he’s high most of the time anyway). BUT - and this is a BUT that is an opinion - I think it’s okay if we have to pay more for things that are bad for us.
Yes, I’m technically in favor of the SIN TAX that has me paying out the ass for cigarettes. It’s weird, but these are all addictive substances (caffeine, nicotine, fatty foods, over-salted fake foods and HFCS sugar-substitutes) and as long as there is black market prostitution where I can get blown for $10 on a back street somewhere, the real pleasures in life are still cheap.
(Mom, if you’re reading this, I’m just making a point.)
But if there’s anyone I wanted to see buck the odds and show them how it could really be done, it was Joss Whedon. Who better? With a cult of devoted followers who would follow him to the ends of the internet and back, anything he creates is sure to be talked about all over the blogosphere, and after suffering the premature death of the beloved series Firefly, he must have been wondering how he could take his ideas straight to the fans. Why not fan-finance?pinkraygun.com, Why I Hope Dr. Horrible Stays on the Internet, Mar 2010
Please, please, please don’t let Dr. Horrible 2 come back to the internet. We’re right on the cusp of finding a way to make the net a great place to develop cheap content, a place where you can cut your teeth without being a Guild member or slaving away in a Nicktoons Writer’s Room.
I also love Dr. Horrible, but it’s made by Joss Whedon and he’s Hollywood. If they can go to cinemas and make more money, they should.
Please keep the old guard off the internet long enough so we can make some rules of our own. Already the Streamys have abandoned us for stars anyone can name. Must we lose a whole subscription model because “Joss Whedon did it, why can’t you?”
Because this is how we make Joss Whedon’s people. The man can turn out a TV series whenever he wants. Let us nobodies try some stuff before everything needs to be Dr Horrible, The Guild or LonelyGirl15…