Random Thursday Stuff
There’s no clear agenda today, just a variety of things I thought I’d briefly touch on. So now I’m going to touch on them. Briefly.
It’s F-IN’ HOT. But you already know that, because apparently the entire country is either on fire or dying from heatstroke. Fun!
was going to do either a What If Wednesday or a Star Trek Review for the 4th of July. Obviously neither of those two things happened. There’s no real reason for that, other than laziness on my part, but I will point out that I don’t have air conditioning in my house, so, you know, its 88 degrees there. Just saying. Excuse me for not getting much done.
HOLY SHIT HIGGS BOSON! I was in the car with my mother when I first heard that it was official, and I freaked right the hell out. So awesome. And then my freak out made her freak out because she didn’t realize it was an “Awesome Science Freak Out” not a “’Oh shit you hit that child!’ Freak Out”. Oh, mother. Weren’t you paying attention? I don’t care about the lives of grubby little children, there’s SCIENCE to be done!
HEALTHCARE MANDATE IS A TAX, SAYS ROMNEY. No duh. So was his. It was always a tax, Democrats just knew that admitting that was bad optics. And Romney knows that too. Sigh.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN DIDN’T SUCK, HOORAY! I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it, I had all kinds of bad feelings about it going in. I’m not 100% in agreement with Chris Sims, but hey, I’m too lazy to write my own review of the film, so there it is, then.
WOLVERINE, CYCLOPS, AND HOW THE X-MEN GOT HERE/JEAN GREY SHOULDN’T COME BACK- This article got me thinking about this last night, and although I disagree, her first point really got me thinking about the current status of the merry mutants. I haven’t reliably read any X-books since the end of the Morrison era (Magneto is a bad guy, you guys), but I think it’s fascinating to think how much Cyclops has changed over the last ten years. You know, character development! Which is why I disagree with her final assessment- I DON’T want a return to earlier status quo, and I’m actually kind of interested to see how this new X-book where the teenage original X-Men time travel to the present and learn their futures turns out. Because Cyclops has done a total 180. When even Magneto is siding with Cyclops, I think his younger self is going to freak out a little.
Anyway. Just thought I’d pop in for a few random thoughts. Carry on.