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The Lemon Song

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Is it Thursday?

That must mean I missed my usual Wednesday publication of entirely random stuff that turns up on the computer.

Oh well, that just puts me closer to Halloween. I see a few gateways and doorways have been done up around our neighbourhood but I assume they’ll be no Trick-Or-Treating this year. Parents may just take their little tykes around to look at the displays.

Actually the following could well be a real situation rather than satire.

As always the Babylon Bee has suggestions for costumes.

One Halloween costume I’ve never seen is that of a Samurai Warrior.

Admittedly, dressing up in costumes is so much everyday life nowadays.

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Speaking of costumes the most famous external underpants wearer has had a makeover, with the latest development of Superman in the old world of comic books now being all about his son – and he’s gay because of course he is, and he no longer talks of Truth, Justice and The American Way because that’s just embarrassing nowadays. The Bee again:

This development will, of course, kill off DC Comic Books even further since their market was primarily cisgendered teenage boys. The only unrealistic thing about the following cartoon is that there really is nothing left to burn or save.

Meantime the real Clark Kent’s of our age are hot on the trail of today’s criminals – which is likely you or anybody with a sense of humour.

I’m literally shaking. Meantime in the USA another political “leader” also continues to have his nose tweaked with further developments of a theme that’s sweeping the nation.

That’s hardly a surprise given the problems hitting “President” Biden at the moment, with economic woes now moving ahead of concerns over pandemics. It always amuses me when Democrats get themselves in trouble, then try to defend the indefensible and then do so with arguments that are even worse than the problem they’re trying to cover up. The last time I recall this happening was in 2009 when the economy chose not to boom under Obama, leading to terms like “Funemployment” being created. But even that was better than this.

Yeah, I can smell the nostalgia for Soviet breadlines from here. Basically it’s all part of the plan.

I didn’t track down where the following came from but I’d bet it’s the New Yorker magazine as it’s both their cartoon style and subject matter.

Written by Tom Hunter

October 28, 2021 at 8:42 am

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  1. Well DC comics (and Marvel) seem dead set intent on alienating their traditional market, mostly men in their 30’s to 60’s

    Some of those men are gay, and they are objecting for the same reason as the rest of us.

    Shitty “Mary Sue” writing from people who actually hate the characters.

    I’m willing to put up with belong par writing if feel that the creators at least love the IP as much as I do.

    alloytoo

    October 28, 2021 at 9:42 am

    • Regarding the IP it’s obvious that DC are trying to copy Marvel’s success in leveraging their characters into Hollywood. But it’s not working. Aside from “The Dark Knight”, transferring this stuff to the Big Screen has been a bust. You’d have to go back almost three decades to the old Tim Burton “Batman” films and further back to the Superman movies of the 1980’s to find regular success.

      It’s interesting that although DC beat them to the punch Marvel have just totally out-performed them in the movies. But even Marvel’s successful run has come to an end with the last installment of the Avenger’s storyline, so DC’s attempted reboot of Batman/Superman is probably too late.

      What’s come out from both DC and Marvel since “End Game” has not done well at all, and the idiots seem to think the answer is more Woke on character and plot. Hell, the multi-billion dollar success of Marvel is probably down to one man, Robert Downey Jnr, who just lit up the screen in the original Ironman and made it possible for them to run from that point. In any case I reckon the youth audiences are over the genre on movie/TV.

      Tom Hunter

      October 28, 2021 at 9:58 am

  2. @tom

    I think Marvel’s biggest advantage has been a generally consistent (or perhaps cohesive) vision and a sense of fun. I think it’s starting to stumble with Shang Chi and eternals as diversity dividends are starting to roost.

    DC decided to trim the fun a bit and continue with Nolan’s Dark Knight aesthetic.

    To that end they hired Snyder and basically made his job impossible.

    Despite that Man of Steel and Batman V Superman are respectable entries, it went completely off the rails when they used a personal tragedy to shove him aside and installed Josh Wheden to Marvelize Justice League.

    We’ve subsequently been gifted the far superior (if slightly indulgent) Snyder cut, despite the best efforts of Warner executives.

    Hell Warner left the advert for the Blu Ray release unlisted on Youtube and despite that the movie has topped the sales charts worldwide.

    Warner is currently is disarray with the proposed discovery merger, but once that’s done, and there’s been some housecleaning, I’m hopeful that there will be come decent product out of Warner in the next few years.

    Apologies for hijacking the thread.

    alloytoo

    October 28, 2021 at 1:33 pm


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