Because there is no force of goodness in the universe to protect us from the cold, intractable fact that existence is without any meaning, kindness, or reason, it was reported today that Tyler Perry is the highest paid man in the entertainment world, according to a recent Forbes list.

Skipping ahead of cinematic ghoul Jerry Bruckheimer ($113 million per year),  Steven Spielberg ($107 million per year), and Elton John ($100 million per year), Tyler Perry has rocketed to $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011, all thanks to his horrible, horrible films and TV shows (The AV Club points out that he has released five—count ‘em, five—films since 2009 and two TV shows).

So it just goes to show, kids, that if you want to shoot to the top of the entertainment heap, simply keep churning out awful, clunky, and heavy-handed message films over and over and over again, and eventually, someone will begin buying tickets, over and over and over again, until you become the highest paid “entertainer” of the year.

Between this and the news that Point Break is gonna get remade… well, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Hollywood might have finally run out of gas.  I’m just gonna hide under my bed until The Dark Knight Rises comes out.

What do you think of the Tyler Perry news?