The Denigration of the Eye-Patch
If the film resume of Kurt Russell has taught me anything, it is that the eye-patch is to be reserved for only the most extreme of badasses.
It was the work of the eye-patched Kurt Russell that caused kids the world over to wish that they would lose an eye.
Then the creators of "Battlestar Galactica" decide that they are going to sully what filmmakers have been using the likes of Kurt Russell to create: the image of the eye-patch as a sign of toughness. Kurt Russell teamed with men like John Carpenter to the reverse the fortune for those afflicted by a disability, cyclopia. Kurt Russell and John Carpenter worked painstakingly hard toward the cause of lionizing the uniocular, only to have these fuckers bastardize their work by wasting the eye-patch on this guy:
And to make matters worse, they have gone away from the piratically inspired eye-patch that we have come to love, to respect, to revere. They have short-changed the one-eyed by fashioning an eye-patch from band-aidian materials, universally dicking over the eye-patch adorned world over with this:
And he's just a curmudgeonly old fuck. You can't like him. He's a liar. And a Cylon. And just not cool. People (or robots) who wear eye-patches are supposed to be cool goddammit. That guy is not cool by any stretch of the imagination, and that is bullshit.