So I am of the half of the people who actually really loved the new Man of Steel movie. However I do agree with the complaint a majority of people seem to have, the crazy amount of destruction that happened in the fight with Zod was a little over the top. But with the announcement of the Batman/Superman movie I think it all makes sense. In MoS Superman wasn’t sure how to truly manage his power, and because of that he ended up pretty much destroying Metropolis in his fight. Well I doubt that is something that Batman would take very lightly sitting over in Gotham. In the comics it is well documented that Batman thinks Superman is potentially very dangerous (this is why he had the contingency plans that caused all the events in JLA: Tower of Babel). I think that Zack Snyder, if he is smart, will use a confrontation between Batman and Superman to address the issue. I see Batman going into Metropolis to find out more about the alien, he confronts Clark and gives him a “great power = great responsibility” talk and basically tells him to stop being so sloppy. That moment would allow the filmmakers to correct the main complaint with the MoS movie without messing with the universe created by the movie, as well as giving a plausible bridge for Batman’s entrance into this film universe. Just a fanboy’s humble opinion.
Mark this one down in the WTF category. Apparently two weeks ago Baron Davis was abducted by aliens. I will say that again, the former UCLA star, 2-time NBA All-Star, 4 time NBA eating team champion Baron Davis said, to interviewers, that he was abducted by aliens two weeks ago. I’m gonna let that sink in for a second while you come up with your own Space Jam joke.
Davis, in a hilarious profanity ridden dead pan, recalls how he was driving back from Las Vegas “a little tired” when all of a sudden he was being poked and prodded (probed?) by “these crazy looking people”.
Eventually Davis finds himself back in Montebello, California not knowing exactly why he was driving there. Perhaps sensing Mulder and Scully closing in Davis backed off his “abduction” claim a little near the end of the interview:
“I don’t think it was an abduction, dude — I think that they were, like … because now, like, I come back and, like, I’m, like, sharper and shit, you know what I mean?” Davis said. “Like, I’m retaining information.”
“I’m like sharper and shit” Yeah ok BD, sure. This story is so ridiculous it has to be some kind of inside joke. But then again Davis is known for being a little strange. Either way this story made me laugh hard enough to write a whole post about it. Check out the whole interview below, its well worth the listen:
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Anyway I think I might be the first one noticing this connection but in addition to it being the 66th Anniversary of Roswell today it was also National Video Game Day. The Google doodle was not just an homage to Roswell but the fact they made it a game is likely also in tribute the unofficial official holiday (which I am celebrating by getting knee deep in The Last of Us). Its times like these that make me really appreciate Google. How something as simple as a flash game on their basic homepage can manage to brighten my day is beyond me but it definitely did. Bravo on this one Google, probably one of the best doodles yet.