In these times of wanton evil, it's appropriate to turn to the root of all evil.
No, I'm not referring to Google. Instead, I need tell of a Dr. Evil sighting.
On last night's "Saturday Night Live," the man himself came out of godly retirement to interrupt the proceedings. He's mad, you see. Mad that North Korea and Sony have given evil organizations a bad name.
"You're one of the most evil countries of the world and your act of war is to kill a movie?" he said.
"It's easy to kill a movie," he huffed. "Just move it to January."
Instead, the troubles began in late November whenwith the computer network at Sony Pictures, apparently irked into action by the James Franco-Seth Rogen movie "The Interview," the plot of which involves assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un
Dr. Evil also expressed disappointment with the hackers. It's the name of their assemblage, you see: Guardians of Peace. "Way to go, A-holes. There's already a GOP," he said. "And they're already an evil organization." (Not everyone might appreciate that joke.)
He almost has sympathy for Sony. "Why pick on Sony?" he asked. "They haven't had a hit since the Walkman."
Dr. Evil, also known as the comedian Mike Myers, offered this final thought: "If you really want to put a bomb in a theater, do what I did. Put in 'The Love Guru.'"
Somehow, Dr. Evil's intervention does offer an appropriate flavor to the absurdity surrounding the Sony hack and a film not likely to be nominated for an Oscar or a Golden Globe.
When a movie becomes an international incident, something is awry.