ELEPHANTS…

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Animals are cool.  Sometimes I think I like them more than people.  Going to the zoo I think are the animals on display or do they think we’re the ones on display?

Elephants are pretty cool creatures.  They were used for reference for filming the stop-motion AT-AT’s in The Empire Strikes Back. They also were used for the Banthas in Episode IV New Hope…Here’s some other cool facts…

The male African Bush Elephant stands over 10 feet tall & weights 6.6 tons

More than 100 elephants are killed each day by poachers

Their trunks contain somewhere between 40,000 to 50,000 muscles

Elephants have feelings…of course we can’t really know how these creatures think or feel, but studies have shown while viewing them in the wild that when they come across one of their family members or just another elephant dead they tend to grieve by vocalizing,  they even stay with the deceased for hours & have been known to try to bury them with

One special treat elephants get in zoos are un-sold Christmas trees

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GERRY CONWAY CONTINUES TO BITCH…

So Punisher co-creator Gerry Conway continues to bitch bout cops who have the Punisher emblem on them…

“Any ‘cop’ who wears a Punisher logo in his official capacity is identifying law enforcement with an outlaw,” Conway wrote. “These ‘cops’ are a disgrace to serious police officers everywhere. They show an imbecilic level of irresponsibility and should be fired immediately.”

I find his words here very rough…first off…the so called “cops” as he puts it, whether they wear the Punisher logo or not, are out there every day protecting lives…to call them a disgrace to the “serious police offices” is a disgrace on him just to say…I don’t seem anything disgraceful with them wearing this or not…it’s just a comic book character…they know he’s not real…they don’t intend to follow in the comic characters way…

Why should they be fired immediately? On what grounds? For wearing this logo? The logo that is sold in stores everywhere on t-shirts & hats & dolls which children & adults alike wear? Adults in every different profession? Some good people…some perhaps not so good…is it OK that they wear it though? Is it OK that kids wear it? Should doctors who wear this logo be fired if they dig the Punisher?

He’s a fictional character…don’t take yourself so seriously that you created something that people follow to the letter…cops don’t do this shit…sure there are some terrible cops out there…but more of them are excellent officers who protect us…

So if you’re in trouble Gerry Conway…some shit goes down in your house & you call the police & the officer who shows up with the logo…are you going to tell him to go away…you don’t want his help?

What if you’re out somewhere & suddenly get mugged by some punk wearing the logo? What then? What if a cop sees you in serious trouble like this & intervenes & he’s wearing the logo? Will you tell him to go away, you’d rather be robbed than helped by him?

The only disgrace I see here really is Gerry Conway…

STAR WARS & FREDDIE PRINZE JR…

Since I’m a Star Wars fan I like to nitpick things…it’s what fans do…discuss things…look at it in different ways…whether you see something different than what the director intended…it’s all in the interpretation…like Obi-Wan says, “…certain point of view”…my buddy Rich & I would do this constantly…which is cool…but we never tried to push our shit on others…I think some people do this…I guess like with anything…religion, politics, the Great Pumpkin…

Freddie Prinze Jr voices Kanan in the Star Wars Rebel show…he was excellent in it…I was very impressed with his voice work & Kanan was one of my favorites in the show…his 12 issue Marvel comic is excellent too…

So…FPR seems to be pissed off bow people interpret things…I get his point…but I think the vast F-bombs he drops here needs to be toned down…I mean…seriously…

I think it’s so stupid that actors of Star Wars get hate mail…that is so pathetic…I mean…he’s doing a gig…he did a good job in it…why send hate mail? I never understood it…

Check it out here…

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2482142/watch-angry-star-wars-nerd-freddie-prinze-jr-go-off-on-ignorant-fans

Seriously though…he needs to watch the f-word…whether what George Lucas says or not it’s interpretation…I think he kind of goes on & on…he gives Lucas too much credit though…yes…Lucas did study Campbell & stuff…it shows in the original trilogy…but to use the prequels in his argument isn’t that great…Lucas’ writing in those films don’t hold to how he told the original trilogy…now I know he had help in writing the original ones…which is why they might be so strong…

I guess though he is entitled to his opinion…we all are…whether Lucas said this & says it means this is cool…we can take from it what we get…it’s like any great work of fiction…what you get from it is different than what your teacher gets from it…

It’s weird to hear him use the F word so much…

BOW WOW…

When I’m out I love to see dogs.  I like when you’re walking how if someone’s walking their dog they automatically come to you, sniff you…I like to think they know me, so I say hello to them…I always ask if I could pet them first though, I never just pet the dog…I also let them sniff my hand…get to know me…I’m no dog whisperer so I always think it best to play it safe…

Dogs’re great to see…they just make you smile…it’s like you’re driving down the street you see some dude walking their dog you’re like, “Hey, a dog”…it’s just cool…same with Service Dogs…I love to see them…I never pet them since they’re doing they’re service…but they amaze how they’re trained…God bless those dogs…same with the military dogs or K9 dogs…I just think they’re incredible…

Mine’s sitting on the couch with me now…she’s thinking when will this guy get up so I can have the whole thing to myself…

ASPCA COMMERCIALS…

Nothing is more depressing than seeing those ASPCAS commercials with the poor dogs in cages…so skinny…shaking…in need of help…every time I see it I just want to save all those dogs…

I never understood how people could treat dogs this way…starve them…beat them…leave them outside in the harsh summers or winters…

DISNEY BUY SPIDER-MAN RUMORS…

Back before Disney ever bought Marvel Comics…Marvel was selling their film rights to their characters to whoever wanted them…Sony got Spider-man…For the X-Men & so on…this was during the period that Marvel wasn’t doing so well…

It’s been said that Marvel comics outsell DC comics…it’s also said that AT&T owner of Warner Media…look to sell DC or close them down…this would be weird…though I would like to own Batman because I think he works better in his own world…but back to Marvel…while Marvel characters are so popular…the movies & toys make more money than the comics…to be honest comics’re expensive these days…still…people buy them…

But I do believe most fans prefer to see the heroes on the screen than read them…first off…trying reading an X-Men book…there’s like 42 titles for them…then there’s X-Force, Excalibur & other mutant X books…Spider-man has a few titles…though whenever something new appears on the stands they throw him in for the sale of the book…people will buy it for the Spider-man appearance…trust me…they do this…I know because I fell for this…

There’re great comic stories out there…there’re great comic one shots or graphic novels out there… there’s also some terrible ones…

To recommend something to someone to read is tough…to go in on your own to find something to read is tougher…still…many comic stores’re closing down…they can’t seem to stay open…rent for the store…customers to keep buying comics…the price of comics…

You would think the movie would help sell the book…which makes sense…but not for every book…while the movie could be successful the comic could still not sell well…even someone like Superman…who is very popular…gets out sold by Batman…

If you look at Marvel…their mascot would be Spider-man & Wolverine…let’s face it…these’re the top guys people know…thanks to the MCU however fans know more of the characters…

With the Sony deal first being canceled then finally being renegotiated…Disney & Sony are back to bringing Spider-man to the MCU…which is great…however for how long depends…rumors now that Disney wants to buy the film rights back to Spider-man from Sony for $4-5 billion is the current news…however…this is rumor so who knows…

Would I like to see the Marvel characters all back under one film house…like Disney…yes…just like I’d like to see Disney World get the theme park rights to the Marvel characters they cannot use…however if the rumor is true $4-5 billion is lots of money…Sony could go & make something with it…or they could keep Spider-man for themselves…

With this being a rumor most likely it will stay this way for now…if there’s any truth to it we won’t find out for some time…

For now…it’s good to see Tom Holland still part of the MCU & I hope he continues to be so…

DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE CRUISE…

The Jungle Cruise is one of my favorite rides…one of the things I like is the humor of the skippers…or lack there of…though I like the humor since I sort of have the same…the ride is a classic of course…

The Jungle Cruise movie is one more Disney attraction turned movie…however…unlike Country Bear Jamboree or The Haunted Mansion…this doesn’t look terrible…

Pirates of the Caribbean…the first one…is one great movie…everything bout the movie is excellent…

I’d mix The Jungle Cruise movie as this sort of thing where you’ve got this bit of The African Queen (if you don’t know that just forget it)…the humor of the ride…bits of action & mystery from Pirates of the Caribbean…with some action & humor for the typical summer genre…

I think it looks pretty good…