Closer (Director’s Cut) by Nine Inch Nails. Directed by Mark Romanek
This is why I can’t stand what MTV has become. Because it used to be a place for amazing music videos.
Before the Dark Times.
Before the Empire.
In celebration of this week’s release of Man Of Steel, ComicsAlliance is giving away a free copy of The Superman Motion Picture Anthology Blu-Ray box set. This 8-disc set includes all four Superman films starring Christopher Reeve as Superman, plus the 2006 movie Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Brandon Routh.
The winner will receive a special version of the set that contains NO SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE
The New York Times has a slideshow look at some of the changes to Superman’s look over the years. For starters, it’s horribly simplistic. The inclusion of Superman Blue to depict a point in Superman history is, at least in my opinion, wrong. Yes, it was a part of the terrible 90’s Superman. But more often than not, that era is best depicted by Superman’s shaggy mulleted mane.
Making matters worse, however, is the slap in the face of comic book artists that NYT delivered with a flat paper doll-like system instead of instances of the actual art.
The Times wouldn’t do that to showcase the development of a painter’s style over the years. So why denigrate comic book art?
San Antonio Mayor (native born and raised) Julian Castro introducing fellow San Antonian nativ Sebastien de la Cruz after social media briefly filled with racist slurs against the young de la Cruz, along with slurs against him claiming completely erroneously that he is an undocumented alien from Mexico.
The racism - which included quite a few African Americans hurling racist anti-Mexican slurs - was quickly overtaken by a large show of support for de la Cruz, aided by an excellent sound bite from him to national television media that he was confident in himself, proud to be a native-born San Antonian and Texan, and that he doesn’t let the racism get to him.
This clip represents the face of America tomorrow.
The racists see a child of Mexican immigrants, wearing Mexican clothes, misappropriating the American National Anthem and sullying it with a flair of foreign culture, all to the adulation of those in power and in the media. And to top it all off, a Mexican mayor introduced him.
Everyone else sees the American success story. An American-born man, descended from immigrants seeking a better life and going to America to find it. And that man introduces a child not unlike himself. An American-born boy, descended from immigrants who came to America to find a better life. His parents are seeing their dream in him. Because he isn’t singing the National Anthem. He’s singing his national anthem. The anthem of the United States.
Marissa Meyer of Yahoo! promised she won’t “screw up” Tumblr and yet I already cannot upload an animated GIF of Ken Cosgrove tap dancing.