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The producers of the ‘Atlas Shrugged Part III’ are asking for a hand-out

Sep 24, 2013

It’s not uncommon for the works of Ayn Rand to experience a cultural resurgence while a Democrat is in the White House.  Unfortunately for us, this means we get to endure the 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged”  spread across 3 movies.

Thanks, Obama.

However, Part I  of Rand’s love letter to laissez-faire capitalism didn’t even make a quarter of its 20 million dollar budget back at the box office. You’d figure that producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow would have taken this as a sign that the free market has spoken, but no. In 2012, the producers released Part II, which pulled in a paltry 3.3 million dollars at the box office. The market’s invisible hand had given the “Atlas Shrugged” franchise the finger.

In order to get the third movie made, the producers of the “Atlas Shrugged” franchise have demonstrated an astounding level of cognitive dissonance by starting a Kickstarter to raise 250,000 dollars and to allegedly use as a marketing tool.

In addition to the many perks of donating, i.e. visiting the set as a VIP, having your name added to the “special thanks” section or receiving your own “Atlas Shrugged” t-shirt, donors can also join such illustrious company with backers like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Penn Jillette. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted to form a Voltron comprised entirely of blowhards.

Of course, backers should feel free to get creative and donate pairs of bootstraps from which the producers can pull themselves up, in lieu of cash.

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