Monday, September 24, 2012

Prairie Fire

Here is an interesting URL. None of the content mentions "prairie fire" so I assume someone consulted the weathermen to see which way the wind was blowing just before/immediately after pushing the "publish" button.

Parents are shipping them to their kids in college. People are dragging their “undecided” friends to theaters on weekend nights by the thousands to watch… documentaries. There hasn’t been anything like this in movie theaters since "An Inconvenient Truth" or "Fahrenheit 9/11"—though these two new movies are outselling those two liberal chestnuts. In fact, they are breaking box-office records, too.

[...] The two top-selling documentary DVDs in America are both conservative exposes of radical leftist ideology on the march: "2016: Obama’s America" and "Occupy Unmasked."

That’s right: In an election season when the mainstream media is already writing up news accounts of President Obama’s acceptance speech, the liveliest action in theaters and online media purchasing is taking place on the right.
And I'll be damned, it's correct. In fact the Amazon list is somewhat loopy:
4.4 out of 5 stars   (16)
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Price: $14.99

List Price: $149.95
22 used & new from $63.89
Screenshot from the Breitbart DVD page:

It serves as well for the D'Souza page but the Real Father bit breaks the trend:

So... I can think of all kinds of insulting reasons for such things, so why not be insulting:
1. Conservative book-club type thingie.
2. Kooks and shut-ins buy DVDs while everyone else is streaming them.
3. Scientology-style cult pumping figures (Catholicism box set at number ten?).
4. People just aren't buying DVDs so 2 & 3 operate with few purchases necessary.
That, though, doesn't really explain the Box Office Mojo chart for 2016.

Mind you the Netflix popular picks don't reflect that lunacy, but there's probably less of a frightened-senior-citizen component going on.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Parents are shipping them to their kids in college.

Popular! I'm sure the kids appreciate them just as much as cash.

tigris said...

Can't have too many coasters or mini frisbees!

mikey said...


Wake me up when Mitt Romney is competitive with Justin Bieber...

Smut Clyde said...

The idea of persuading people to pay for their own propaganda was a master-stroke.

Substance McGravitas said...

And collectivist!

M. Bouffant said...

A semi-serious guess would be lotsa people who don't usually view Hollywood trash seeking air conditioning during the long hot summer.

Not that DVD sales matter (As a kooky shut-in, I get all mine for US$5.00 at the 7-Eleven or the market.) but does Amazon give the numbers sold or just the ranking? (I didn't look very hard.)

Substance McGravitas said...

I don't think it gives units sold unless you're the seller. There are sites devoted to figuring out stats regarding sales position and units moved, but they seem to be educated guesses.

M. Bouffant said...

Prairie Fire may not be P.C.

Used to be a literal commie band by that name, possibly affiliated w/ the RCP. Saw 'em once at the Troubador, pretty sucky; but their guitars were fake M-16s w/ strings.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

27% percent doesn't sound that impressive...but when they do everything in lockstep, it really is. It's 10s of millions of morons mobilizing and doing the same moronic thing together. And so the numbers are bound to be impressive.

Liberals will never have sub impressive totals. A.) We're not psycho B.) we're those cats who can't be herded.