Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Movie of the Week

Here's a scenario:

Hurricane Irene skips along the Eastern Seaboard until it gets to Boston Harbor, where it makes a sharp left and hits Boston head on after reving up to Category 4 due to the abnormally warm waters of Cape Cod, caused of course by global warming.  A plucky young meteorologist, structural engineer, and exotic dancer sees it coming, but is disregarded by her older, more conservative managers, who are blinded by their greed and maleness.  They don't want her freaking out the tourists just before Labor Day, closing the beaches, and destroying the economy of their small New England town.

The Big Dig gets flooded, causing a collapse of the tunnel's roof.  The last we see of downtown Boston is it falling into the resulting hole.  CGI explosions and building collapses abound, which will make for a good trailer to put on between episodes of "America's Funniest Concussions" and "Hog Swap".

Before that happens, our intrepid heroine breaks all the rules, sounds the alarm, and evacuates the multitude of people, saving innumerable lives, including a family of mixed-breed puppies and an entire Chevy Volt full of kittens. She leads the throng of refugees to the heights above Boston, where a train load of Pepsi, Papa John's Pizza, Miller Beer, and Jack Daniels awaits them. (Product placement is everything)

In the last scene, we see our young, brash President giving a speech about how we will rebuild from the disaster, and of course blaming Bush.

Cut to black.

This thing almost writes itself.  Ted Turner and James Cameron will jump on this in a New York minute.

7 comments:

PISSED said...

Well DB I must say , you have some interesting thoughts... as far as the Big Dig.. that might just happen anyway this weekend. :)

thanks for the lol !

Ruth said...

Oh god *closes eyes* please delete that before some movie script writer sees it........(I can so totally see the big dig collapsing......)

Weer'd Beard said...

Can Jay and I be in it?

That would be AWESOME!

DaddyBear said...

Pissed - As funny as it would be, I hope not. And if it does, I hope everyone gets the heck out of Dodge before the final collapse.

Ruth - Wassamatta? You don't like high brow entertainment?

Weerd - Of course you and Jay can be in it. Jay can play the hardass cop who has a soft spot for meteorologist engineers who like to dance in their underwear and you can drive the train!

DaddyBear said...

Pissed - As funny as it would be, I hope not. And if it does, I hope everyone gets the heck out of Dodge before the final collapse.

Ruth - Wassamatta? You don't like high brow entertainment?

Weerd - Of course you and Jay can be in it. Jay can play the hardass cop who has a soft spot for meteorologist engineers who like to dance in their underwear and you can drive the train!

Old NFO said...

Only thing better would be if it was SFO!!! :-)

45er said...

"...blinded by their greed and maleness."

*snicker*

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