When Avatar first came out in the theaters the hype surrounding it was overwhelming. Friends told me I had to see it, the news media said I had to see it, complete strangers told me I had to see it and did I see it? NOPE! Now I am a total Science Fiction nut, so you would think I would join the rush wait in line and blow my mind 3D style. It came out and stranger than strange, I had no interest. As a result months of jokes, parodies and cultural references went over my head. Finally stuck in a hospital room on bed rest, I decided I could sit through the movie (being literally tied to a bed with an IV). I really liked it, although did not see why it deserved all the the attention. Granted I did not see it in 3D, but it was good , but not the mind trip I had been led to believe. (If you want a SciFi mind trip, see Moon ) At any rate, now that I have seen it, all the parodies and jokes make sense. Below is my current favorite, although a little offensive.