Before I finalized today's topic, I did a quick review. Free of charge, here are the weekly topics we've graced with our Eastern poetry so far:
Original Star Trek
Lord of the Rings
Saturday Morning TV
Wizard of Oz
The Comic Strip
Back when I was cooking up the superhero topic, I pondered two others: The Wizard of Oz, and the Matrix. Now, months later, finally getting to the end of my short list, I'll admit I entertained other possibilities...
...but The Matrix is persuasive in its own special way.
To be clear, I don't must just mean the first movie, but the entire trilogy, the Animatrix (which if you haven't seen, you should), the video games (although I won't know what you're talking about), the comic book (ditto), or anything else you think is relevant.
This is the Matrix after all, so theoretical discussions are encouraged. All opinions as to the nonexistence of spoons will be given due respect.
As judge of this round, I should mention that, although the sequels have glaring faults, I have always been a fan of both of them. This isn't to say you shouldn't disagree, but if you 'ku in that direction you should probably taunt me directly.
Now let's take a moment and think of all the things the Matrix has taught us...
...how to make informed medical choices...
...the importance of friends...
...the proper response to the menace of SUVs...
...how to make a good impression when you're visiting new people...
...that land lines are nice but they leave you vulnerable to garbage truck attack...
...that it's important to dress up sometimes...
... and that if you can imprint your essence on others and thereby make endless copies of yourself, by all means do it.
Now spin rhymes!
(Well, no, not rhymes exactly. You know what I mean.)