Sunday, September 29, 2013

"They Live" Star Roddy Piper - Truly Out of Bubble Gum?

Artwork: Mike Mitchell
Amanda Warren
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Former wrestler and star of the 1988 cult classic They Live, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper is drawing attention for his recent outspoken pro-liberty stances.

Written and directed by John Carpenter, the story surrounds an uneasy drifter who does not yet see the extraterrestrial controlling powers in place.

Many people can relate to a memorable 5+ minute fight scene with a friend who Roddy's character Nada tries to wake up to the unseen enemy. The friend finally sees through sunglasses that unveil controller alien creatures and their subliminal messages to "Obey."

Later, Nada is ready to take them down and walks into a bank with a shotgun when he utters the famous line that Piper himself ad libbed: "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

A couple days ago, he admitted on Twitter that They Live is a documentary, (not science fiction)...

Nada, the mysterious main character from They Live, is "the lost American" according to Piper, whose favorite part is when he says "I believe in America," a belief that Piper shares.

The 25th anniversary of They Live is reviving a great interest in the film's message further fueled by growing distrust of the government and media.

Earlier this month he spoke in depth about the meaning of the film, higher consciousness solutions, war, control and other big issues to radio show host Alex Jones. Actor Sean Stone joins Piper in agreement of the topics:

Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, a favorite among the survivor cast, has read a famous speech for contemporary Americans to remember history by. In the Walking Dead series he must continue in rugged fashion to stay alive and attempt to harmonize with a small human community in a zombie post-apocalypse.

Here he introduces and reads Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech in a special edition of PODIUM’s “Historic Speeches, Contemporary Voices” series:

In other politico-entertainment news, Saturday Night Live, in a political twist, rips on Obamacare with a crowd pleasing cameo by actor Aaron Paul who plays Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad:

[Warning: Vulgarity & Language]

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Anonymous said...

I have been saying for yrs that I felt like Nada as being able to "see" what others did not.Finally, someone else knows what I am talking about!

Anonymous said...

You should actually watch the move before commenting on it, because it was actually Roddy Piper who was trying to convince his co-worker to look through the sunglasses, not as you stated. Do your home work!

Tom Bedlam said...

"They Live" is a very loose derivation of a short story called "8 O'Clock in the Morning", which wasn't nearly as political.

Anonymous said...

FFS, did the person who wrote this article do ANY research?

Amanda Warren said...

One of my favorite movies of all time!! I updated the wording - sheesh

Anonymous said...

Not to nitpick, but the name of Aaron Paul's character on "Breaking Bad" is Jesse PINKMAN, not Pinkleman.

Anonymous said...

I always thought that about this movie, that there were hints of truth to it...and it's a great movie, a classic!!! Also, I hear tell of a re-make without the subliminal messages and aliens, as if to change their story. Agreed, the writer of this article should have watched the movie before writing this. Piper is the man.

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