100,000 “Atlas Shrugged” DVDs have been recalled for an important danger they posed to unwary consumers: the title sheet suggested that viewers help someone out besides themselves.
Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand that tells the story of an alternate reality version of America where all the millionaires get sick of the government taking over their inventions so they go on strike. The original title sheet for the movie said that in it, “AYN RAND’s timeless novel of courage and self-sacrifice comes to life…” This grave error posed a risk of fire. As in, it would make Ayn Rand fan’s heads spontaneously immolate upon reading it. So the producers recalled the 100,000 DVDs to replace the sheet.
The new sheet will read, “AYN RAND’s timeless novel of rational self-interest comes to life…” (Emphasis added.)
Much better. I’ll have to have a Tom Collins inside the priciest bar in all of Manhattan, built atop a skyscraper but feeling like a cellar, in order to wash that taste out of my mouth.
ATLAS SHRUGGED Inadvertently Releases Collector’s Item [blog.atlasshruggedmovie.com via Gawker]