Friday, May 27, 2011

My prediction about the upcoming Palin film


I've told you many times that I know my liberal friends' thinking inside and out, having been born and raised by Marxist parents.   Thus, here is my prediction of how the media will respond to Sarah Palin's upcoming film (**especially** if it helps rocket her popularity among the voters):

It will be compared to Leni Riefenstahl's film, Triumph of the Will
And if you try to cite Godwin's Law to those who compare Palin's film to Triumph, they'll just dismiss you with "This is different!"

You watch.  I'm going to be right about this.  :-)

Monday, May 23, 2011

New artwork of me! Totally awesome is an understatement!

Wow, guys!  Check this out! Isn't this totally awesome? I love it love it love it! This is so great!   WOW!!!!

This outstanding piece of work comes to you via the artist Pasquale Qualano, who has done work for Marvel Comics!  Also kudos to the colorist Ylenia di Napoli and that excellent example of how the lighting and the coloring of the artwork adds a whole other layer to how the final piece comes out.

It goes to show that each step of the comic art is done by artists.  From the initial sketch, which sets the framework of the artwork, to the finalized pencil sketch, to the inking, and to the coloring; each person is an artist in their own right.  Put together, and you have examples like above. 

Okay, I'm going to stop talking now so that you can take a minute to click on the art and look it over so you can check out the detail.  Go ahead. I'll wait. :-)

So what did you think? Ain't it grand? Many, many thanks to you, Pasquale! I provided a link to your site so that others can see your other artwork, and to show that you also do sculpture! You are one talented dude, amigo! Ylenia, if you have a link to some of your artwork, I'll gladly provide that as well.

Oh!  And thanks, Pasquale, for showing that what I wear on my legs is armor!

It is armor, people!   It can't be simple cloth boots because of all the abuse I take during one of my battles, and also when I land.  The boots need to be sturdy enough to take the impact with the ground; otherwise the soles will rip right off and then I'll trip and land in a rough tumble!  And yes, I've done that before!  It's why we worked on the design of the boots that I now wear!

When I first took up blogging as a superhero, I never imagined how much I would enjoy all this artwork of me.  The different interpretations of my look have been absolutely fascinating, and I love every artwork.  It also gives me an idea of what artists' models (and in a sense, the models of photographers) feel when they see themselves captured in image.  When it's a work of art like the example above, there's a certain pride of having been part of that.

Thanks again, Pasquale and Ylenia.  :-D

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dear Amy Myers: You're being used to ridicule female politicians!

Today's blog entry goes out  to Amy Myers, the 16 year old that is the center of recent news stories calling out Michelle Bachmann to challenge her because of her mistake of where the famed "shot heard round the world" was fired.  According to this article, Myers is now running for class president.  I doubt Myers or Bachmann will ever read this blog post, but what the hey - I had to get the following off of my chest.


Dear Amy,

First, let me wish you well on your pursuit of class president of your school.  Awesome!  Best of luck!  :-D

And I do hope Michelle Bachmann takes up your challenge, as well as all holders of office.  They ALL should have a good knowledge of our country and its history.  However, in the pursuit of Bachmann, you need to know that you are being used in a way that I am sure that you did not intend.  I say this because in the article linked above, you state that you were angry that so many of the most visible female politicians were seen as fodder for jokes and ridicule.   I'm afraid that this is not quite accurate.

Women like Sarah Palin and Bachmann are not being ridiculed because they are women, they are being ridiculed for being conservative - who happen to be women.   What you are noticing is that the critics of such conservative women are taking what would be called cheap shots at them, and it is a cheap shot because they are ridiculing them in ways that they would not ridicule men - or even women who are politically liberal - by taking shots at their looks, their clothes, or even their children.

Had you publicly challenged Nancy Pelosi or Elena Kagen, then you would have been a non-story to the press.  No one in the national press takes cheap shots at Pelosi or Kagen, because they are politically liberal, and they don't tolerate anyone else taking cheap shots at them, either.  And they certainly wouldn't report on some 16 year old teen from New Jersey publicly challenging them over a factual mistake they made, no matter how bad the mistake was.  My dear, publicly criticizing liberal women just isn't done by the press.

Criticizing politically conservative women is a whole 'nother matter, however.  In the eyes of the left-leaning (and they are left-leaning, no matter how much they deny it) press, conservative women such as Palin and Bachmann are fair game for all manners of crass, crude and unprofessional insults.  Not only that, they are not above using you as a potential opportunity to further humiliate Bachmann.  It's why you haven't heard from Bachmann yet; because she doesn't want to give the press the satisfaction that they successfully prodded her into responding to you.

Not only that, to take up your challenge would end up hurting her in two ways:  One, she kicks your butt.  Then the press will say, "Oh, look.  Big mean Bachmann takes it out on a poor defenseless child!" (and they WILL call you a child in order to make Bachmann look even worse.  Then there is the second way, in which you defeat Bachmann.  Then the press will say, "Oh, look.  Bachmann is so stupid that she can't even win against a child!  Therefore she shouldn't run for office."  Either result is a losing scenario for her.

Truth be told, Amy, all politicians make the kinds of mistakes Bachmann made.   For example, back when President Obama was campaigning in 2008, he claimed to have visited all 57 states in the country (and with one still to go!).  I think that kind of factual error is actually greater than Bachmann's historical error, but again, all candidates make these kinds of mistakes.  The reason?  They're all human.  Even the female candidates. So if President Obama can be forgiven for momentarily thinking that we had 58 states, then I think Bachmann can be forgiven for an historical error. 

Ultimately, though, what this shows is that the liberals share the same fear that they say conservative men have, and that's the fear of powerful women.  As you run for office at your school, you might encounter that fear from others as well - and not just from boys but from girls as well.  Just know that you are not alone.  Know that women such as Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Hillary Clinton encounter this all the time.

The way to counter this is not to run away, because that's what they want you to do.  Instead, stand tall and proud, because that's the best way to fight off bullies.  And yes, those that would take cheap shots at powerful women like Palin and Bachmann are indeed bullies.  Bullies ultimately are cowards, because cheap shots are what bullies use against their targets, and bullies are also not above using others to do their bullying.  This is why I am asking you to not be used by them.

However, I am not going to ask you to retract your challenge to Michelle Bachmann, but instead to expand your challenge to any lawmaker willing to take you on.  That would show that you are a woman with guts!  Just be prepared to not be a story to them any longer, because then you will no longer have a use to them for their bullying tactics (because again, no one challenges one of their own liberal kind).  But at least you will have stood up for yourself and freed yourself from being used by them. 

So stop being a tool for bullies, Amy.  Instead, be a force for good and righteousness by standing up to those who would use you for their own selfish ends.  Once you take this lesson to heart, then you will have taken an important first step in being a true leader in our society; something our society will need in the future.  God bless you on your strength and courage, Amy Myers.  Stay on the right path, and good things will come your way.  :-)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Turning "Skeletoes" into Phat Lewtz for Nerdz!

Over the weekend my friends, inspiration hit me!

When I was out shopping for shoes, I happened to see some shoes called Skeletoes, which are basically running shoes meant to replicate running barefoot without being barefoot.  Why would someone make such a shoe, much less wear it?  Well, according to the theory, feet were meant to be bare.  Shoes actually hinder the muscles and tendons of the feet to develop as they should, but not everyone can go around everywhere barefoot.  Thus, some wise guy came up with Skeletoes, which attempt to replicate going around barefoot. 

So, you might ask, what inspiration hit me when I saw these shoes?  I'm gonna tell ya!  You'll love it!

Now, it's no secret that a lot of you nerds out there are out of shape from all your teching and gaming and comic reading and other such nerdery.  Still, my little nerdlings, you do need to take care of yourselves - if for no other reason than to keep on teching, gaming, and reading comic books!  So how do we get nerds used to a sedentary lifestyle to take up some physical activity?  Here's where the inspiration comes in!

Take these Skeletoes, make them skin colored and with hair on the top and call them Hobbit Feet!  And then promote them as Phat Lewtz for Nerdz!  This might inspire the pudgy little nerdlings into trying them out, even if they run around in costume to complement the shoes.  Yeah, there's the risk of the sight of a lot of nerds running around dressed as hobbitses, but at least you're getting them out of the house and exercising, right?  And with exercising, we all know that half the battle is getting your ass out there and exercising.  Well, now the nerds will have some motivation to go try them out!  It's win-win, if you ask me...

Sigh... I feel that I've done a great thing for mankind and nerdkind.  No thanks are necessary - the satisfaction of a job well done is gratitude enough.   :-)

Now go out there nerds, and tone up those feet!  (and don't forget to shower after exercising....)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Coming soon: New blog banner! Also, have you seen the new Thor movie?

Well... it's on the current temporary blog banner, and it's also the title of this particular blog post.   So... I really need to repeat myself a third time?  LOL

I promise you guys, you'll love the new blog banner!  :-D

In other news, did you guys get your free comics on Saturday? 

And did you go check out the new Thor movie?  I didn't go see it because you all know I hate to pay for movies if they turn out to be crappy, and that's especially so if it's in 3-D!  Why in the world would a crappy movie be any better if it's in 3-D?  

Anyway, so far I've heard mixed messages on Thor.  What about you guys that have gone to see it?  Is it worth my hard-earned superhero money, or should I go beat up the movie producers? 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day!

Just a reminder to you, my little nerdlings, that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day!

You like comics, right?  And you like free stuff, right?  So what's better than free... comics! 

Head to your local comic shop tomorrow and get in while the gettin's good!  :-D

And if you want, tell them a busty superhero chick sent ya!  ;-)