A Bitch about Vanity Plates And An Ode Cheesy Sci-Fi Ala Edgar Rice Burroughs

By Kiki Keane and Rachel Womek

Rachel: What’s the deal with Vanity Plates? I guess they are called “Vanity” because not only do they stroke the possessors’ ego, but the owner is also the only one who enjoys the damned thing let alone understands it. On the drive over we saw one that said: “AK” and “TheSol1” (whatever that’s supposed to mean).

Kiki: May I just say how much I love cheesy Sci-Fi? I mean, how can one not love a story about an ageless Virginian who is winds up on Mars, becomes a Warlord, spends his days trying to save the planet’s inhabitants and marries a Martian Princess? There’s loads of adventure and romance (both romantic romance and the old school version romance of the idealized adventurous lifestyle). There are aliens and self-sacrifice and “resurrections.”

I’m scared that Disney is going to destroy one of my favorite childhood stories in their new movie John Carter.

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