The Leftovers premiered Sunday night, and while it wasn’t a great first episode about eating last night’s dinner for today’s lunch, it was a great first episode about loss and how we, as humans, handle it. If you haven’t seen it, I strongly suggest you do, but I won’t be a dickhead and list all of the spoilers here. However, I will list one spoiler: R.I.P. Gary Busey. The premise of the show is that on October 14th, 150 million people (2% of the world’s population) mysteriously disappear. Some people think it’s The Rapture, some people don’t: the only thing everyone can agree on is that there are a lot of people missing, and one of those people is Gary Busey. I think it’s safe to say that if Gary Busey was one of the people taken, it is not The Rapture.
Gary Busey is one of kind. He’s clearly lost his mind but at this point in his life he’s no longer fighting it. He’s going to scream at the ocean and talk to a dead fish and have a conversation wth a lamp because that’s how Gary Busey rolls. I still don’t udnerstand why Amazon used him to promote their product but I blog from my parent’s basement and they run a multi billion dollar website so I guess we’ll just have to trust them.
Did Amazon approve this commercial? It’s on the official Kindle YouTube page so it must be legit, but this looks like Gary Busey got his hands on a camera and found someone capable of editing videos and just started talking to himself. Saying hi to a lamp, then creating a different voice so the lamp could say hi back to him. Saying hi to his pants. Screaming at the ocean. If Amazon did indeed support this then I can no longer trust them. Anyone who uses Gary Busy to endorse their product has clearly lost their minds. However I will still use Amazon Prime because that is an amazing service.