Meanwhile, Joss Whedon endorses Mitt Romney ... and zombies
Joss Whedon really isn't an '80s fixture; his biggest achievement came with TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer series in the '90s, which is beloved enough by the '80s generation that he gets a free pass to appear on the blog anytime. So it's with great delight that, on the same day we report that Madonna is riling up the masses with an Obama endorsement, Whedon is praising GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Oh, wait, there's one small detail I shouldn't leave out: Whedon says he adores Romney because of the politician's commitment to a zombie apocalypse.
"Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks in healthcare, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting -- all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland," he said in a video released Sunday night. "But it's his commitment to unregulated corporate privilege that will nosedive this economy into true insolvency and chaos."
Whedon continued, "Mitt's not afraid to face a ravening grasping hoard of subhumans -- because that's how he sees poor people already."
I doubt this election will come down to any YouTube video out of Hollywood. But here's a bizarre question: Is there an '80s celebrity out there whose endorsement would actually influence your vote? If so, who?