Chris Dodd’s statements about the blackout yesterday got me thinking.
These huge media distributes got so big making money from us. Money we paid for the entertainment they distribute. Money they in turn are trying to use to influence laws that would censor our internet and push far to harsh punishments on individual citizens.
Just as I was thinking about the irony of this, I came across a thread on reddit that said we should black out the MPAA and not go to the movies for a weekend.
A comment on the thread suggested it might be more effective take a movie that’s expected to be a blockbuster and make it bomb.
It wouldn’t be that difficult of a task, opening weekend is very important to the movie industry. They put a lot of money into marketing, advertising campaigns and the production of the movie it’s self.
Why not remind them where their money (that they are using to influence legislation) comes from.
I’ve seen a few suggestions for blacking out the new Batman move, if we could get people to stay home opening weekend it would go a long way to hitting them in the pocket book, the only thing these big media distributors care about.
Check out the thread on reddit here, and reblog if you have any suggestions on how to mobilize this… operation to kill the Batman and remind big media where their fortunes came from.
I think that’s a great idea. Someone should create a catchy image or animated GIF and circulate it through Tumblr and Twitter. People don’t like to read, unfortunately. Wish I could do it, but 1) I can’t photoshop at work; and 2) I don’t have that many followers on Tumblr and I don’t tweet.
I can put a picture together later today, I’m liking the idea of calling it “Operation: Kill the Batman”.
Once I put it together, I’ll submit it to reddit as well.