Americans will be left with a few questions after some of the confusing developments in June, among them:
1. How much money will I be penalized if do not buy health insurance?
2. If the medical pod on the Prometheus was for Vickers’ use, why was it set only for males?
3. Was the process that made Ted into a self-aware bear part of a larger scheme?
4. Why would Mark Wahlberg create Ted only to attempt to destroy him later?
5. Wouldn’t it make more sense for the Engineers to eliminate the regulations that encourage insurance companies and employers to offer one-size-fits-all group plans so that individuals shop around for competing doctors?
6. If the “Prometheus” alien at the beginning of the movie intervened in evolution so that it replicated his own DNA, did he also cause the creation of Ted?
7. Is Ted a weapon, and does that explain his fistfight with Wahlberg?
8. If Obamacare makes the U.S. a social democracy and the U.S. does many things badly, can we now agree social democracies function badly without having to talk about Europe?
9. Could David have skipped impregnating Shaw by making a “little boy’s wish” for the Squid-Fetus Thing to come to life?
10. Can the death panels destroy the Engineers before they destroy us?
11. Is Wahlberg a Messiah figure? Is Obama?
12. When do we get to the part where Eric Holder drives really fast to get away from Congress?
13. Will insurance programs still pay for aborting Squid-Fetus Things?
(And speaking of lingering questions: a note on the book Searchers within twenty-four hours, as my blog’s purported “Month of Religion” nears its end.)