Stood-Still.jpgIn case you thought insurance industry bashing in pop culture was a relatively recent phenomenon after reading my Dec. 8 entry about the negative image of evil carriers perpetuated in the new TNT drama “Leverage,” think again! Apparently, such knee-jerk slams go all the way back to the 1950s, and not even a sci-fi classic like “The Day The Earth Stood Still” could resist the temptation to take a cheap shot at this much-maligned business.

I watched the original movie (and loved it, by the way!) to refresh my memory before seeing the remake later this week. If you recall, it’s about a “spaceman,” as he’s called, and his killer robot coming to Earth in a flying saucer to warn us not to spread our nuclear wars beyond our atmosphere, or face certain destruction by planets that are vastly superior–scientifically and morally.

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