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 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.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Batman vs Superman vs Common Sense Man
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.