Saturday, April 14, 2012

Plan 999 from Outer Space

Tonight, my wife and I will be at the Smithee Awards, an event that honors movies so bad they're good. It turns out that the poster child (literally!) of such movies is "Plan 9 from Outer Space." Here at Crazy Eddie's Motie News, I have my own version of this film, the economic plan so bad it's hysterical, Plan 999 from Outer Space. Not only is this a tag/label for this blog, it was also the eighth most popular search string during the first full year of the blog. It certainly deserves a post of its own.

Original at The Cain Scrutiny on Hysterical Raisins.

Here are all the posts in which this work of bad economic science fiction made an appearance.

Silly Sustainability Saturday: While the world burns, Farmville thrives

Herman Cain on Occupy Wall Street

"Plan 9-9-9 from Outer Space" is really from Sim City

Now Keith Olbermann is calling it "Plan 999 from Outer Space"

Krugman on Countdown, plus bonus Occupy Wall Street and "Plan 999 from Outer Space"

Plan 999 from Outer Space trailer

Goodbye to Herman Cain, the gift who kept on giving

On the subject of bad films, if I'm willing to highlight the best sustainability-related films, am I willing to spotlight the worst? Yes, I am. In fact, it turns out that one of the other films that could claim the crown of "Worst Movie Ever Made" from "Plan 9 from Outer Space" is "Birdemic," which is up for six awards tonight, including Worst Picture. Other sustainability-related terrible films on tap for tonight are "Absolute Zero" (nominated for two awards), "Mega Piranha" (up for six awards, including Worst Picture), and "Locusts: the 8th Plague" (nominated for two awards). It should be a fun evening.

Tonight's song is "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (lyrics here) as performed by Nouvelle Vague. I'm sure Ed Wood wished he'd never heard those particular words during the filming of "Plan 999 from Outer Space."


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