After parts one and two of Atlas Shrugged failed at the box office, the makers of the third and final Atlas Shrugged movie have created a Kickstarter to fund the project. Which makes sense! Kickstarter is a libertarian concept, in that kind of nouveau-libertarian internetty sort of way. So there's nothing hypocritical about this move. Let the market decide if Atlas Shrugged can raise $250,000 dollars between now and October 23rd. I bet it will, if only because teabaggers will see this as a political cause and, perhaps more importantly, lots of wealthy people embrace Ayn Rand because she retroactively transforms wealthy people into self-made saints.
Rewards for the Kickstarter include "ON SET VIP" for $2,500 (you get to hang around the set for a day, although the copy Rand-ily notes that "You'll be responsible for your travel and accommodations"); "BE AN EXTRA IN THE MOVIE" for $5,000; and "YOUR NAME CARVED INTO JOHN GALT'S HOUSE" for $7,500. (Unfortunately for Ben Dover and Rand Sux-Dønkeballz, the names carved into the house will be subject to the producers' approval.) Atlas Shrugged Part Three will debut in time for the 2014 midterm elections. I'll be there on opening day, just to complete the cycle of pain.