Talk to the avatar, the face ain't listening…

So, James Cameron, director of Avatar wanted a “high noon” showdown debate with the infidels of global warming who don’t believe that the science around the global warming hysteria is science, let alone settled. And, of course, it played out like one of those old westerns where the braggadocios junior gunslinger, after ever-escalating demands and rhetoric,  backs out of the fight and quietly slinks away as the appointed hour approaches – no debate was held; I guess Cameron had only a knife for the impending gunfight.

Is it just me, or do others sense that something is just not right with the people who populate the big and little screens, and those who work in their shadow? Are these people like this before they get there, or is there something in the water in Hollywood?

I mean, if you think about it, these people universally think they know best. This jackass even believed that he could help the BP situation – because he filmed underwater scenes for Titanic, I guess. His plan? Why, to drop a camera to “image” the leak – existing cameras already doing so notwithstanding. How would this help, you ask? Why, using BP’s images “you’re asking the perpetrator to give you the video of the crime scene.” (Honest, folks: you can’t make this stuff up…)

So, Cameron is an expert on climatology AND on deep water disasters. I’m surprised that he didn’t offer to tap his vast experience gained through The Terminator series do develop a Dutch cyborg to swim down and stick its thumb in the hole.

Look: Cameron has made some great movies.  I really enjoyed The Terminator. Avatar, even with its anti-everything-man-has-ever-created-or-done bent was still vastly entertaining. Titanic

…Mmmmm, Titanic not so much. Nobody’s perfect.

But despite his movie making prowess, making movies about stuff does not imply that you are an expert with regard to said stuff. (Nor does watching those movies, folks.)

Me? I say stick to what you’re good at. The only people who take efforts such as Cameron’s seriously either have suffered extensive mercury exposure (and that’s probably why they want all these mercury-based light bulbs in all our homes…), or are cut from the same cloth.

-Pateratic

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