It’s been almost a week since shit went down in Portland. In case you missed the news, a Shell ice-breaker bound for the arctic was blocked by hordes of kayaktivists, and a dozen or so dangling Greenpeace blockaders. For over forty hours, the icebreaker Fennica was detained under de facto citizen’s arrest, costing Shell several million dollars… Continue reading ‘Mad Max’ Is Here, and SHELL Is the Lord Humungus
Let’s be honest. ‘The Fast and the Furious‘ franchise is automotive pornography. These films glorify the absolute worst driving behavior possible, making lavish sums of money in the process. By reducing conflict to its basest-level brute aggression, we see a meticulous refinement of ultra-violence mixed with muscle cars. America perfected this brand of cinema, it’s now our chief entertainment export. Once a… Continue reading What If ‘Mad Max’ Does for Cars what ‘Jaws’ Did for Sharks?