Archive for June, 2012

Bloomberg Blunder

June 6, 2012

The mayor of New York wants to limit the size of sugary soda to 16 oz to fight against obesity. HA! Make the size smaller and people will just buy more. You want a 64 oz Big Gulp but can only get a 16oz? Fine, buy four. Nothing accomplished except gouging the public.

Lets look at this another way. This is supposed to be America were people are supposed to be responsible for their own lives. We are forced to wear seatbelts and motorcycle helmets. Back in the 20s we were not allowed to drink alcohol. All that did was give a hell of a lot of money to bootleggers. I imagine New Yorkers will flock over to New Jersey to get their two liter fix forcing Bloomberg to institute car searches for people coming into the city. Bootlegger will load up their vans and sell sodas in back alleys. Soda companies will get big time money by selling twice as many 12oz cans (can you say collusion? I knew you could.)

Thank whatever deity you like that I don’t live in New York. I don’t do sugary sodas, anyway, but I simply will not tolerate being told what I can and cannot buy from the grocery store.

The Gay Lantern?

June 6, 2012

Anybody who has followed my blog knows I have no problem with gays or gays being allowed to marry (they should be allowed to be as miserable as the rest of us) or any other group regardless of race or religion. Everybody is equal. So my oncoming rant should not be considered a gripe against gays.

WTF is DC thinking remaking an established character gay? Do they think that makes it more PC? If you want to make some gay characters, feel free. My problem is changing up long standing characters. I was against Heimdall being played by a black man in the Thor movie becaus it flew in the face of long established myth. I would have been equally outraged if an African Deity had been played by Arnold Schwarzenagger. It just doesn’t fit. Actually, the actor did a pretty good job and was cool to watch, but he just wasn’t blond enough to be a Norse God. Period.

Making Green Lantern gay after, what, 70 years of being straight, is ludicrous. That is one hell opf a long time to stay in the closet. Better to make a new and unique character gay. If DC really wanted to be bold they could have had Batman and Robin come out of the closet as suggested by Frederick Wertham in “Seduction of the Innocent.” Better yet, have Superman reveal that he is Jewish. It worked out okay for Ben Grimm. Why not? His creators were both Jewish, but back in the 30s it wouldn’t have sold.

Green Arrow as gay I would almost buy. With his constant womanizing he has to be covering up for something. Frankly, super-heroes spent decades without love lives or even genitalia, now we have to remake them into something else just to be PC? Sheeeeeeeit! Fine, why stop there? Lets have some bi-sexual super-heroes. Tony Stark and Hercules would both be candidates for that. Wonder Woman should be a lesbian given that she came from an island with nothing but women.

My real point is that they can make all the new gay heroes they want. Prior to the relaunch Obsidion, Green Lanterns son, was gay. He was a cool, if bi-polar character. DON’T SCREW WITH THE CLASSICS!

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