Typically this blog is devoted to serious, important topics such as nutrition, health, and Theo the EO Botfish. Today I’m going slightly off topic to mention a movement currently sweeping across the nation. No, it’s not Atkins Redux. I’m talking about Help Nathan Buy Firefly. If you’re not familiar with the show, it was easily one of the greatest of all time. A space western with an Asian flair it captivated the imaginations of many. But apparently not enough since it was canceled in 2002 by Fox after only half a season aired. For years the resentment of diehard fans has simmered under the surface. Recently, actor Nathan Fillion said that if he had the money, he would buy the rights to the show. Fans took this as a call to action. In only a week, 82,000 people joined the Help Nathan Buy Firefly page and said things like:
- I’ll totally give $500!
- If this works, I’m naming my first child Mal or Serenity.
- Firefly was the only show I ever loved…
- Print these fliers (which read Don’t Forget to Wash) and put them in bathroom stalls everywhere!
- Let’s get Colbert involved!
The sum creative energy of these Browncoats, as the call themselves, have finally been unleashed and show no signs of slowing down.