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because our culture is so far beyond satire it’s terrifying

Christ, it’s more like a Just Shoot Me Thought for the Day, and the only thing that is saving my sanity here is that unless God exists and he’s even more of a cruel bastard than we already thought, this is a premature April Fool’s joke (via Pajiba):

20th Century Fox is developing a film based on the E*Trade talking babies. No. I am not making this up. Actress and writer Katie Dippold (“Parks and Recreation,” “MADtv”) is penning the script. And no. I’m not kidding. The film is a “mission movie,” about a group of talking babies trying to make their way across the playground.

NO. I am not lying to you! Why would I lie? What reason would I have to bring you news like that if it weren’t true. Hell. Don’t blame me. Blame The Hollywood Cog. He’s the one that told me. Better yet, blame 20th Century Fox. No wait. Blame E*Trade. They’re responsible for the goddamn talking babies in the first place.

I cannot believe that someone is making a movie based on the E*Trade babies. A talking baby movie is bad enough, but one that’s based on a television commercial campaign?

We live in a sick world, people. A sick, sad world.

Of course, even if this is a put-on, it’s rather telling that we could be fooled by this, what passes for entertainment having sunk so low that this is not implausible.

If it isn’t a joke, we’re doomed.

Either way, *sob.*

This has been your WTF Thought for the Day.

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