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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Batman vs Superman vs Common Sense Man

Last night we watched Batman vs. Superman. It was a long movie, and it was a lot more than a battle between two superheroes. It was a battle between two superheroes, their enormous egos, their powerful self-doubts, and a super villain, a super monster, the government, the army, private citizens. These guys just couldn’t get along with anybody. And this movie included so many digressions it was hard to remember who was supposed to be the least objectionable hero.

Spiderman has always, since I was read the comic books as a child, been cursed with the awful angst that curses teenagers. Always on the outside, always wanting to be accepted, never feeling comfortable. It is acceptable, annoying after forty years of Peter Parker facing the acne filled problems of learning to be human. But, Batman and Superman, they should be a little more comfortable with themselves.

When Ben Affleck was cast as Batman some people were furious. Sure, he was a little old to play the part, but really, was it that big of deal? Maybe, because he looked a little like Batman’s dad in the movie. It became easy to wait for somebody to shoot him outside the theater. 

Two grown men with all the doubt of teenagers, monsters, villains, and battles. Was the movie good? Maybe, was it long? Definitely. But, that is what I am here to talk about. What I am here to talk about is the new, improved Life Explained.

New and improved with the ability to add a Martini glass in the middle of a sentence. I cannot tell you how many times over the years I have thought, “Dang, that sentence would be perfect if it had a martini in the middle.” Now, it can.

I would like to thank Jason from Blogger help, without whom none of this would be possible. And the wonderful folks at Microsoft, for dreaming up the Wingdings fonts. Kirk and I thank you.