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Deadpool’s Marketing Gets Better and Better

There’s something that’s been absolutely brilliant about the Deadpool marketing, and it seems to get better and better the closer the film gets to release in February.

An Honest Trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ScreenJunkies has put together an honest trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In Marvel’s longest running Avengers promo campaign, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are doing…. the best they can?

Trump is Gollum? Rand Paul Butchers the Lord of the Rings

Rand 2016Politicians and candidates referencing comic books and movies is nothing new. Cong. Alan Grayson sent an email referencing Green Lantern. Marco Rubio’s Presidential team listed their love of comics on their Twitter profile.

Republican Presidential candidate Rand Paul has gone on a weird tangent comparing fellow Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump to Gollum from The Lord of the Rings.

In a Facebook post entitled “Electing Gollum Should Not Be Our Objective,” Paul for President wrote:

One candidate on this national stage wants you to give him power. He tells you he is rich, so he must be smart.

If you give him power he claims he will fix America, but there is another tradition in America. A tradition that believes that power corrupts, and that our goal should be not to gain power but to contain power or limit Presidential power. Our founding fathers feared centralization of power.

They wrote the constitution to restrain the accumulation of power by the government. Trump is ignorant of this tradition, or worse yet, he is overtly opposed to the limited government tradition.

This race should not be about who can grasp the ring. Electing Gollum should not be our objective. This race should be about which candidate will best protect you from an overbearing government.

I am the only one on this national stage who really doesn’t want power or dominion over you. I want to set you free, I want to leave you alone, and I want a government so small you can barely see it.

The Lord of the Rings reference comes out of left field a bit. In an email Paul’s team continued, expanding on the metaphor with a fundraising pitch:

In many ways, the campaign for the Republican nomination for President of the United States has reminded me of one of my favorite movie series.

Lord of the Rings.

You may recall the character Gollum. Gollum was a man who become corrupted by absolute power, and became obsessed with obtaining the “Ring of Power, the ring to rule them all”.

Donald Trump shares Gollum’s unquenchable thirst for absolute power and to rule over Mordor. Or in this case, Washington, D.C.

Patriot, you and I must do everything that we can stop Gollum from gaining the Ring of Power.

Will you donate anything you can afford to help my campaign?

You may also recall there is a scene in the last movie, where Aragorn is leading his men into battle against Suaron and his Orc armies.

He tells them this before the battle:

“I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day… Today we fight!”

As we approach the Iowa Caucus, your support means more than ever.

Together, we can defeat Donald Trump, win the Iowa Caucus and defeat the Washington Machine. Donate anything you can today.

I am counting on you.

Ok, maybe they shouldn’t have expanded on it? Where to begin, but we’ll go for the easiest:

  1. Gollum is a Stoor Hobbit, not a man
  2. Gollum doesn’t want to rule Mordor

So, while a nice attempt recounting Paul’s “favorite movie,” the email fails on multiple levels, and should cost him the Tolkein fan vote.

SNL Gives Us Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base

In a Saturday Night Live skit, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) goes undercover as Matt, a radar technician, at Starkiller Base.

Duke Nukem’s Voice Says No to Republican Campaigns

Duke-Nukem-3DA top Republican Presidential campaign wanted Jon St. John to do some voice over work for them. Why do we care and why are we reporting it?

You might know St. John as the voice of the popular video game character Duke Nukem, one that’s known for his humorous quips.

Writing on Facebook, St. John said:

I don’t like to turn down jobs…especially when it’s a national ad campaign that pays pretty well. But I have a conscience and could not accept a gig to be the advertising voice of the Republican party’s leading candidate for president. Thanks for the kind offer, but I will sleep just fine at night knowing I made a choice I can live with. Meanwhile I’m happy to be recording a new video game today

Asked by The Verge to clarify which candidate it was, St. John said

I should have written ‘a leading GOP candidate for president’. It might have been Trump or Cruz. Either way, I would not have done it.

Trump? Cruz? Rubio’s team did list comics as an interest. Who do you have as the candidate?

Philadelphia Police Remind Us Spoiling Star Wars is Not a Crime

It’s not just politicians and political organizations getting in on the Star Wars fun. The Philadelphia Police Department posted on Facebook that spoiling Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not a crime, though Sith behavior is.

What’s even better is the responses back from the police department to the smart-ass comments that followed.

Of course, such humor doesn’t absolve the police from acting like the Empire/First Order themselves. Here’s some examples.

Now, to find out the police force’s stance on the Black Hood!

A Star Wars Toy Commercial Courtesy of SNL

Saturday Night Live poked fun at older toy collectors on their show this past weekend. The toys age suggestion does say 6 and up….

Saturday Night Live Shows Never Before Seen Star Wars Auditions

J.J. Abrams shares The Force Awakens screen tests for Daisy Ridley and Sofia Vergara (Cecily Strong), John Boyega, Emma Stone, David Beckham (Taran Killam), Jon Hamm and more on Saturday Night Live.

Wait… Haven’t We Heard That Before?

cb2“You have been the victims of a passively tolerant society! A society where, if you obeyed the law, you were left alone!”

That quotation, taken from the fourth page of Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders comic published by Marvel on the 19th of August, appeared somewhere else before is graced the pages of the Marvel comic.

What other source could have supplied the somewhat oppressive words that were uttered to a group of captive enemy soldiers over a loud speaker?

Why, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron, during an address to the national security council back in May. Now, obviously, that quote has been shortened and altered a little (however you can find the original here), but the words have been taken from, and can be attributed too, the British Prime Minister.

Upon reading the original quote, you may find that there is a different context to his words, and whether you agree with that or not is entirely up to you. This post isn’t written as a comment on David Cameron’s policies, but rather to point out the somewhat amusing nature of a comic book using the words of the British Prime Minister when talking to newly arrested enemy combatants.

A scan is posted below.

dc02Source: Conrad Bower, pointed out the original story found at the Independent.

Stan Lee’s Ode to Geeks!

Stan Lee originally wrote “Ode to Geeks” (to the tune of Yankee Doodle) for his Lifetime Achievement Award at the first ever 2013 Geekie Awards. Composer and music director of The Geekie Awards, George Shaw created an original tune for Stan’s words and an virtual choir via the internet sings those rousing words.

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