Thursday, January 02, 2014

Atlas Shrugged humor

With its implausible characters, scenarios and technologies, as well as its portentous humorlessness, Ayn Rand's last work of fiction, "Atlas Shrugged" is the source of inspired parody and all-around jocularity, as is the equally humorless personality of Ayn Rand herself.

I've blogged about these before but I've decided to collect all the Ayn Rand/Atlas Shrugged hilarity into one convenient place.

The one that hits closest to home is MOZART WAS A RED, the one-act farce written by former Rand inner-circle member Murray Rothbard.

The funniest blogger of Atlas Shrugged I've found is Dani Alexis, although she stopped liveblogging the novel right before part 3. With any luck she will find time in the near future to finish the job.

Great Cracked video comparing the cults of Ayn Rand and L. Ron Hubbard.

Also from Cracked - How to Succeed as an Ayn Rand Character - a handy flowchart.

At McSweeney's - Our Daughter Isn't a Selfish Brat, Your Son Just Hasn't Read Atlas Shrugged.

John Hodgman's piece in the New Yorker - Ask Ayn.

John Scalzi's take on Atlas Shrugged - not meant necessarily to be humorous but has some funny lines.

Uncyclopedia's entry on John Galt will make you LOL.

Ayn Rand's The Lord of the Rings at Slacktory.

Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt's Chiropractor? at The Awl.

Caigoy Shrugs - a multi-part review of Atlas Shrugged.

Atlas Slugged Again - the sequel to Atlas Shrugged.

Bill Maher on libertarians and Ayn Rand - video clip from Maher's Real Time.