Do you remember that scene in Firefly where they are playing some weird futuristic version of halfcourt basketball and the proximity alert goes off? Wash yells, "Oh my god, what could it be? We're all doomed! Who's flying this thing?
That's kind of the way I feel right now, except we don't even have a pilot seat for someone to hop into.
Which is why we need a czar.
Czar is such a fun word. Gotta say, English is really dropping the ball on the cz possibilities, but I'm glad we held on to czar to keep things a little more real. It's just, um, what is a czar?
A tyranical communist dictator?
I don't think that's actually what a czar is, but I love the idea of a communist dictator. Not very democratic, but the idea of being in absolute control of everything for the good of the collective is pretty much exactly what we need right now.
No, I'm not talking about the ridiculous farce of our political machinations that are pitting a skeezy fundraiser against a leaky traitor against a complete fool with a whimsical idealist standing in the corner. Yeah, have fun deciding which (wildly hyperbolic) pejorative applies to which presidential candidate.
I'm talking about the increasingly obvious need for oversight in our multi-trillion dollar Sports Entertainment Complex.
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