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  • Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice


    Dawn of Justice Review

    I haven’t seen Dawn of Justice. I have a wife who doesn’t give a shit about it, and a daughter too young for me to take her to see it, so my best hope is that maybe I can tell them I have to work late one night and sneak away to go see it before it’s gone from theaters in three weeks. But I haven’t even seen Deadpool yet, and frankly I’d rather spend money on that. But apparently I’m legally obligated to offer my thoughts on anything related to Superman in pop-culture, so here we go! Read more

  • Special Bonus Friday Mailbag.

    I actually had a couple emails come across my desk that weren’t just spam from someone named Margaret telling me about some deal on a GoPro Hero 4 or Russian brides.

    BEGIN!


     

    From: Chris
    Subject: The Blog from Venus!

    Message Body:
    What happened to the old Superdickery website?

    I nuked it from orbit about a year ago (Christ, has it already been a year?). I know the new site isn’t a 1:1 translation of the old navigation, but all the content is still here, and WordPress is a lot more user-friendly on the back end.

    And don’t get me started on the security vulnerabilities of the old platform, my God.


     

    From: Jamie
    Subject: Why my Grandpa carries a gun

    Message Body:
    Why Carry a Gun?

    My old Grandpa said to me, ‘Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take a whoopin’.

    I don’t carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

    I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.

    I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

    I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry; I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

    I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone; I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

    I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man; I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

    I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

    I don’t carry a gun because I love it; I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

    Police protection is an oxymoron: Free citizens must protect themselves because police do not protect you from crime; they just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

    Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a whoopin’!

    A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

    · PLEASE DON’T THINK FOR A MOMENT, THAT THIS COULDN’T HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY ALSO !!!!!!

    · In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control:

    · From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    In 1911, Turkey established gun control:

    · From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Germany established gun control in 1938:

    From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
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    China established gun control in 1935: From 1948 to

    · 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Guatemala established gun control in 1964:

    · From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Uganda established gun control in 1970:

    · From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Cambodia established gun control in 1956:

    · From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control.
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    You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

    · Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

    With guns, we are ‘citizens’; without them, we are ‘subjects’.

    During WW II, the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

    · Gun owners in the USA are the largest armed forces in the World!

    · If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.

    · The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense.

    · The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either.

    · SWITZERLANDISSUES A GUN TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD! SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT ISSUES AND TRAINS EVERY ADULT IN THE USE OF A RIFLE.

    · SWITZERLANDHAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!

    · IT’S A NO BRAINER! DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

    · I’m a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment! If you are too, please forward this. If you’re not a believer, please reconsider the true facts.
    This is history; not what’s being shown on TV, sanctioned by our illustrious delusional leaders in Washington.

    Copy and Paste this on Facebook to let the facts be heard!

    Yes, my website where I poke fun at comics and Sonic fans is exactly the right venue to send this.

    I honestly can’t tell if this is the result of some sort of NRA spambot, or if a real life person actually went through the trouble of cutting and pasting this into the contact form to send to me. I don’t know which is worse, honestly.

    Mike

  • Threefer Thursday!

    Alright, so you may have noticed that the site hasn’t updated since last week. No, I haven’t abandoned it yet again, I was just having some issues with the hosting company who had put the IP address of my home network on the whitelist, but somehow also added it to the firewall too. It’s been straightened out now, so here’s everything you missed in the interim.

    -Mike

  • And Now, a Random Blog Post.

    I was recently sent a link to this infographic Buy Metal Online, and once I got over my initial disappointment that the site had nothing to do with metal music and was actually a site for buying literal metal, I thought I would share anyway.

    SnRY5(Visit the source for full size version.)

    I, of course, already knew all these things. But I have a weakness for infographics, all that vector art makes me swoon.

    -Mike

  • Superdickery Has Thoughts and Stuff.

    Superdickery Has Thoughts and Stuff.

    So it goes without saying that comic book culture has become firmly entrenched into the mainstream at this point. A surprising number of people have found it necessary to query my opinion on various developments in the adaptations of comic book properties. Because as the guy running a site devoted to comics, surely I must have some sort of opinion on this shit.

    Well yeah, I do. Here’s the Official Superdickery Opinion on Recent Stuff:

    • Avengers: Age of Ultron–Looks good to me, I’m sure I’ll see it eventually. Maybe even in a theater! I work for a living and have a family and shit, I don’t get to go see movies as much as I used to. But seriously, it’s about killer robots and it has the Hulkbuster Iron Man armor. That’s my jam.
    • Batman v Superman Teaser–Also looks good to me. The initial impression I get is that it looks like the pitch for this was “Let’s put that power armor fight at the end of the Dark Knight Returns on the big screen!” and everything else was built in service to that goal. I’m personally a fan of the power armor fight, so I’m willing to accept a lot of shit to be entertained by what is almost a robot Batman.
    • DKIII: The Master Race–Not content to simply let The Dark Knight Strikes Again retroactively make The Dark Knight Returns a lesser work, Frank Miller is back at it again. Maybe it won’t be terrible, but I’m not exactly holding my breath.
    • Daredevil–I watched this and I really don’t see anything amazing about it. Yes, the fight scenes are mostly pretty great, but from the second episode in you knew this was going to be a show where he doesn’t even put on the goddamned costume until near the end of the final episode, and lo and behold… D’onofiro’s snarling man-child rageaholic take on the Kingpin is the opposite of compelling (and indeed seems to actively hinder my ability to believe he ever had his shit together enough to build a criminal empire), and everyone’s competency level seems pretty low until the story calls for them to actually need to do their job. Foggy did use “dickery” in a sentence, though. I guess there’s that.
    • Joker and Nightcrawler Reveals–Christ, not this shit again… Yes, they don’t look especially good. But I seem to be the lone survivor of some alternate timeline that collapsed in the course of some Crisis on Infinite Earths-level catastrophe, because apparently I’m the only man left alive who remembers that everyone shits on every X-Men character design that’s revealed and nobody initially liked the Joker that everyone says Leto should look more like. Quicksilver was fucking awful looking, but then he got the best set piece in Days of Future Past, and suddenly nobody remembers how much they hated him. People shat on casting Heath Ledger as the Joker, their hatred only intensified when his look was revealed, but now the internet can’t stop sucking his posthumous dick for his amazing performance. But will anyone learn not to rush to judgement until we see someone actually perform the role on screen in a properly lit scene? No. This is the Internet.

    –Mike