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Friday, April 8, 2016


Rainy Days and Mondays  – I HATE the Carpenters for this ear-worm! Why can’t Riders on the Storm be the first song that comes to mind on stormy, dark days?

When I look at the lyrics it all becomes clear. Emo as I can be, I relate to tune-meisters Nichols and Williams’ words more than the Doors’ poesy.
Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
Sometimes I'd like to quit
Nothin' ever seems to fit
Hangin' around
Nothin' to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

Riders on the storm
Into this house we're born
Into this world we're thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out alone
Riders on the storm

There's a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin' like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride
Sweet FAMILY will die
Killer on the road, yeah
Factoid Alert! Richard and Karen Carpenter were born at the very same hospital, Grace-New Haven, as yurs truly. Ah, so sorta, kinda, not really close to fame!

Do ya know what's the bestest thing to do on bleak, stormy, dark days? MOVIES!

Joe and I caught a matinee of Marvel comics’ Deadpool. Wade, the Merc with a Mouth, appeared in Comics Land in 1991. He's a new superhero to me AND he's an anti-hero. I was wicked intrigued.

Backstory – our super anti-hero, Wade Wilson, was a plain old non-super mercenary when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was recruited into a super secret, sceevoid cure program, run by the evil Ajax (AKA Francis) and his tough as steel, equally evil assistant Angel Dust. Def scary shit but our anti-hero wanted to live.

This doesn’t sound like it’ll be a laugh riot, right? Holy fucking shit, this was the wittiest thing I’ve seen since Buffy, Angel and Firefly.

When Deadpool's asked to join the X-Men – it’s actually demanded of him – he replies:
If I ever decide to become a crime-fighting shit swizzler, who rooms with a bunch of other little whiners at Neverland Mansion with some creepy, old, bald, Heaven’s Gate-looking motherfucker… on that day, I’ll send your shiny, happy ass a friend request.
There’s loads of awesome fourth wall breakage starting at the very beginning with the opening credits They flash over a big car chase battle.

Some Douchebag’s Film
NOT Deadpool but, ya know, variety, spice and shit
A Hot Chick (Deadpool’s girlfriend who IS gorgeous. She looks like Caitlin Moran)
A British Villain
God’s Perfect Idiot (a.k.a. Ryan Reynolds)
A Gratuitous Cameo (Stan Lee!)
A CGI Character 
and it's
Produced by Asshats
Written be the Real Heroes Here
Directed by a Tool
Deadpool goes into his fav dive hangout where the bartender tells him:
Guy came in here looking for you. Real Grim Reaper-type. I don’t know. Might further the plot.
And, after show’s theoretically over, after the credits have rolled. Deadpool comes back on screen and says:
You’re still here? It’s over. Go home! Oh, you’re expecting a teaser for Deadpool 2. Well, we don’t have that kind of money. What are you expecting? Sam Jackson showing up in an eyepatch and a saucy little leather number? Go!
My only complaint is that the closed captioning winked in and out in the beginning so I missed some of the absolutely BRILL, funny lines. I can’t wait for it to come out on video!

Joe liked it too. He thought it was "strange" but good. OK, yes. It was strange. Afterwards we hit the comic book emporium so's I could pick up some mags to hold me over until I see this AGAIN!