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Mu On Mo #44 – A Limited Engagement

October 29, 2012



With a certain chance of us all dying a horrible death some time during this apocalyptic year, it’s better to focus elsewhere.

& to soothe the soul, what’s better than a few tunes ?

Here’s some Music On Monday…



Once upon a time… there was a young princess.

Instead of going to sleep, she loved to stay up late & play with her toys.

However, this was the time when it was most unsafe.



For it was then that the Night People appeared.

They were always in search of those young & innocent.

& while she’d been warned of the danger, the Princess was headstrong & thus, instead of sleeping, she continued to play every night.



& so they passed, 1 fun night after another.

But, although enjoying herself, the princess couldn’t help but slowly wonder more & more why she’d not come to harm.

Until 1 night, when she couldn’t stand her own curiosity any longer, she put her toys down, got up & walked to the large window of her bedroom.



Nervously opening it, she looked out into the cold night & softly spoke her question.

“Hear me, Night People. If you are real, why have you spared me all this time ?”

Her heart then skipped a beat when unseen voices suddenly answered her in unison.



“pRiNcEsS, yOu CaNnOt Be ToUcHeD iN AnY wAy Or FoRm, FoR yOu ArE pRoTeCtEd.”

Overcome by fear, she quickly closed the window & stepped away from it.

“This… isn’t really happening,” she said to herself.



Again the unseen voices spoke to her, just as clear as she’d heard them before.

“iT’s YoUr ToYs, ThE HaPpiNeSs ThEy BrInG yOu KeEpS uS aT bAy. It’S a BoNd We CaNnOt BrEaK, pRiNcEsS.”

While still feeling fear, the princess was puzzled by this.



“Bond ? You speak as though they were my friends. While great fun, they are but mere toys,” she said.

Following that, the unseen voices spoke no more.

The hours passed slowly until night finally turned into day when morning arrived… in an empty bedroom, filled with nothing but mere toys.





“This song gives me the chills… Big time…”






Really ?

Despite its title, it’s not scary, you know ?

But it IS a perfect song to close October with…













For Halloween, that was Katy B – Witches’ Brew.

See you another time for more creepy horror stories ?

…that’s if unseen voices let us !


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Search Engine Terms – We Hold This Truth To Be Self-Evident…

September 25, 2012



Ever since this crazy web log started, there’s been an increase in traffic.

& with that, come certain… colourful types of search engine terms visitors use.

But unlike with earlier BISHFWILF posts, some actually are pretty obvious, like today’s top term…






Dirty Hoe






Myes… myes, so much truth that there’s not much to add, really.

But seriously, if only Mittens was honest… he might win, you know ?

Yeah right, HAHAHA… oops, I meant “Ho ho ho” :mrgreen:






Mitt Romney Campaign Slogan Revealed


Cock……. Up! (That Means Mistake)

August 4, 2012



It seems some folks believe Mitt Romney’s gonna whoop Obama in the upcoming elections.

But to do just that, he’s gonna need all the help he can get because cool people like George Clooney support the Prez.

Well, the Mittster now has that help…



No, not Clint Eastwood but rather Jenna Jameson has come out in support of Mitt Romney.

Yes, porn star Jenna.

Here’s how she put it…


“I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office. When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.”



I’m sure Mitt’s glad you said that, Jenna.

An endorsement of a guy who’ll screw millions of people once he’s in office while being a whore to the far Right by a whore-ish gal who made millions by screwing in some office set.

Poetic.



Mitt Romney Campaign Slogan Revealed



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+1

July 8, 2012



Eagle-eyed readers among you may have noticed a lil’ something in the title of that last post the other day.

“250”.

What does it all mean ?



Well, it’s not a typo because believe it or not, if my calculations are correct… this web log has reached the milestone of that many posts.

Oh yes, however this fact did not surprise me as I knew it was coming for some time now.

& now that it finally has happened, I’ve been pondering & wondering 24/7 what it all means to me.



After 250 posts, am I somehow smarter ?

After 250 updates, am I somewhat wiser ??

After 250 entries, am I something ???



Thé answer to all of that is, of course, a big N-O.

I honestly don’t know about all those others who’re on-line with their Blogger, their Twitter, their Tumblr or WordPress accounts but I for one have never taken this very seriously.

1 only needs to take a look at the past 250 “logs” to realise this buuuttt I guess this being a special occasion & all, there should be some sort of pay off, so here’s a deep meaningful message to everyone…






X-Mer's 250th Post - Meaningful Message


Fun Fun Fun… All Summer Long !

July 1, 2012



Yes, Summer.

I’d nearly forgotten about it.

But despite some days of lesser weather, it IS here.



That time of year when, after all those looong hours at work, you get to leave it all behind you & relax.

& what better way to do that, than to travel someplace new & then… finally unwind ?

Why, I can see the holiday postcard already.


Obama Vs Osama – Seriously ?????

June 13, 2012



According to a recent survey, held in 21 countries, support for President Obama & his foreign policy has dropped.

& out of these 21 countries, 17 of them had levels of up to 50% saying that they disapproved of US drone attacks.

So, while not exactly a worldwide trend that’s still pretty high… & weird.



Q: Hey, we got ourselves a group of mass murderers & there’s a very good chance we might take them out by way of a drone attack.

Ok, folks ?

A: No, do not want !



…how is that gonna work ???

Like this:

Mr-could-have-been-dead-Muslim-terrorist, now alive & well, continues his Evil deeds which lead to intimidation by violence, rape, oppression & death AKA a lil’ thing called terror.



WTF

Besides Muslim terrorists, just who the Hell in their right mind is against such types of attack ?

Do people seriously buy into that whole story of drones targeting women & children on purpose ?



Drone attacks target terrorists.

Muslim terrorists on the other hand target women, children, the elderly, Westerners & (moderate) Muslims.

Anyone & everyone that’s not like them.



So, do such anti-drone attack people, for some incomprehensible reason, actually believe a good terrorist is a living terrorist ?

I can only assume how Reality manifests in their heads…

“Oh hi, Mr Muslim terrorist. Gee, I’m so sorry the US was trying to kill you, I sincerely hope that there’s no grudge on your part & that we can all be friends. Say, wanna go recycle some pape…” *



*It was at that point the terrorist blew himself up.

Logically, it’s total & utter nonsense to be against drone attacks because such terrorists are gonna die anyway.

The thing here is if you want to die with them… or not.



But I guess that’s all a moot point really.

Because at least we spoke out against those bad drone strikes.

Funny how a clear conscience can be full of ignorance.



Puzzled Obama



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There Is No Ripley, Only Goo !!!

June 12, 2012



& so it came to be that in the apocalyptic year of our Lord, 2012, the movie prequel Alien 0 was released.

Again.

Let us recap, lest we forget these previous examples of xenomorphia prequelis



2004 – Alien Vs Predator

2007 – Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem

2012 – Prometheus



…yes, we’ve been here twice before but this time Sir Ridley Scott will finally do things properly.

For 3rd time’s a charm, right ?

Weeelllll, sorta… kinda… maybe ???



Having seen Prometheus recently, I can say it left an impression.

Which should be good.

But there’s still some questions left, namely…



Whometheus ?

Whatmetheus ??

& Whymetheus ???



Whometheus ?

Well, take the God-finding mission of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, add a recoloured version of the mutagenic ooze from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II & finally the pseudo-scientific ramblings of an average ufologist, last seen in the other prequel Alien Vs Predator & you’re nearly there.

…oh, & also a question-filled script with illogical & sometimes even stupid stuff by (obviously) the co-creator of TV series “Lost”, Damon Lindelof.



Whatmetheus ?

Taking place about 30 years prior to the events of movie Alien (1979), this spin-off prequel attempts to answer that other movie’s 1 fantastically cool mystery… just who or what was the Space Jockey ?

…going by the visuals & the behaviour, I’d say apparently the wet dreams of Adolf Hitler all rolled into 1.



Whymetheus ?

Something I’ve been asking myself because there are no words I can type to describe how utterly disappointing it was… to learn Guillermo Del Toro has apparently abandoned his own movie project At The Mountains Of Madness because of the events depicted in Prometheus.

Why, Damon, WHY ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!



*snif*

…wait a second, t-that name of his, Damon…

Daemon ??? 😯






No More Madness


Mu On Mo #18 – The Hunt Comes To A Head IV/IV

April 30, 2012



With a certain chance of us all dying a horrible death some time during this apocalyptic year, it’s better to focus elsewhere.

& to soothe the soul, what’s better than a few tunes ?

Here’s some Music On Monday…



I wonder what day it’s today.

Let’s see… what, monday ???

But that can only mean 1 thing.



Today, the 30th of April, is the 1st ever…

International Jazz Day !

Welcome to the last part of the Jazz themed Mu On Mo.



But before that, let’s hear a little bit more about this day from none other than Herbie Hancock…

“International Jazz Day is the great metaphor for international harmony.”

Wait, what’s that you say Mr Hancock ?



Harmony ?

Hmmmmm.

Why, that makes me think of a certain song…






Sing IT ! You Know You Want To






Huh, what ?

Not that song !

I meant the 1 that got the following comment on YouTube…





“This Band is like the first Beatles album: TIMELESS. God they ROCK!!!!!”






The 1st what album ?

Anyhoo, yes Jazz is a timeless art form.

But for now, let’s say goodbye to it with the following improv…













Standing on the shoulders of so many great ones, that was the experimental pioneer Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters – Sly.

See you another time for more Music On Monday & all that jazz ?

…that’s if we’re still around.


The Girl With The Naggin’ Boo-Boo

February 27, 2012



2 posts in a single day ???

Yup, tiss shocking but not as shocking as the reason why I’m updating twice in 1 day.

It all started some hours ago, when host Billy Crystal introduced as next presenter, the following person…






Angelina's arms






They say the camera adds 10 pounds…

Yikes !

Could be worse though, imagine if that broadcast had been in 3D HD.



I just don’t understand why someone who’s in the spotlight, both that evening & in general, flaunts part of their figure while other parts are clearly a worrying sight.

Arms shouldn’t be like that unless you’re ill or something.

“Quod me nutrit me destruit”, a Latin quote tattooed on her body seems creepily appropriate now as it means “that which nourishes me, destroys me”.



Now, I’m sure that some people reading this are saying: “Picky picky !”

To you, I’d reply that there’s no need for such harsh words.

I mean we all know her arms look like toothpicks, no need to rub it in.



But seriously…

Maybe there’s a light at the end of this tunnel.

Seeing as she’s an “ambassador” for them, maybe the UN can feed her with that World Food Programme of theirs ?


What Goes ↑ Must Come ↓

February 1, 2012



The End.

I mean, just another month or…

Is it here ?



Or are we waiting for nothing ?

After all the hype, I think it should.

But could it happen ?



still no Apocalypse.

February, what can I say ?

Hello there !


2012: I See A Bad Moon Rising… & It Is Blue !

January 28, 2012



*ahem*

Ah 1, ah 2.

Ah 1-2-3-4 !



Bluuue goo ! ♪ ♫ ♪

I saw you fallin’ from up theeere ! ♪ ♫ ♪

Non-sticky & no smeeell, you came down from the aiiir ! ♪ ♫ ♪



Bluuue goo ! ♪ ♫ ♪

You’re temporarily bein’ kept inside a friiidge ! ♪ ♫ ♪

But my name ain’t… uh, Miiidge (???) ♪ ♫ ♪



Blue blue blue bluuue goo ! *Dip-De-Dip-De-Dip* ♪ ♫ ♪

Now that the Apocalypse is heeere, what are we to dooo ? ♪ ♫ ♪

Oh, blue goooo ! ♪ ♫ ♪



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The Blue Moon Has Risen


Bun Dae Gi ? …no …No …NOOO !!!

January 4, 2012



…ok, where were we again ?

Ah yes, the Apocalypse !

“The End” as it were.



Unlike those crazy New Age folks, I’d been looking forward to this year as I’d never been in a proper Apocalypse before.

But 3 whole days into it, I have to say it’s been kinda uneventful.

& boring too.



Where’s the fire & the brimstone ?

Where’s the bloodcurdling screams of Jews, Muslims & Buddhists for choosing the wrong religion ??

In other words… where’s the event ?!?



Well, on this 4th day I’m glad to report that maybe, just maybe, things are finally moving ahead.

For it seems scientists have finally managed to make… stronger silk !

“What does that have to do with spicing these End Times up ???” you ask ?



Apparently, the way they got plain ol’ silk to become stronger was by taking silkworms…

…& then putting some spider genes into them.

Messing with nature, always a good idea !



In any case, now they seemingly have the stronger silk they always wanted for applications in medicine for example.

But not all is well, as danger has reared its ugly head.

For example, what would happen if 1 or more of these genetically modified monstrosities escaped from their lab environment ?



According to 1 scientist:


“It’s hard to see how a silkworm producing spider silk would have any advantage in nature.”



What kind of a world are we living in that a scientist is so shortsighted about that which is bound to happen sooner or later ?



Ladies & gentlemen, the future Apocalypse is right here, right now & it is part spider, part worm & all silk !

Unless Kim Jong-Un (for some strange reason) orders the massive hordes of starving North Koreans to eat these creatures like the delicacies they apparently are up there, we’re pretty much doomed !

You’ve been warned.






The Apocalyptic Spider-Worm






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12 x 2011

December 25, 2011

During these past 12 months of 2011…



Following natural disasters like floods & earthquakes, the year began with people across the world becoming very worried there might be something seriously amiss when animals of various species suddenly started dying in huge numbers.

At the time, it was explained away as being “nothing to worry about” as it was all “perfectly normal”.

…isn’t that what the so-called experts always say to keep the public from panicking ?



But the deaths continued & after wondering how it affected life under the sea, a nice lil’ drawing of a certain mermaid & her 2 pals was put up.



& typing of spoooooky things…

A friendly musical suggestion for this here web log resulted in an odd …”coincidence” regarding artist Robert Palmer.



Then Disney Marvel decided to kill off 1 of it’s 4 members of superhero team The Fantastic Four.

After major hype, the actual result was kinda meh.

& several months later, just in time for X-Mas, he came back to life… no, not Jesus, the Human Torch.



Meanwhile, the good people of the Middle East began a massive series of protests against the Evil in their daily lives, resulting in the downfall of several dictators “politicians” which led to social changes in several countries.

& panicking too, as the West began losing their puppets 1 by 1… you’d think they would’ve been happy the people of these countries were fighting for their freedom.



Feb 14th AKA Lurve Day came ’round once more & even though a good attempt was made to love our enemies, we just couldn’t make the effort in the end.



Actor Len Lesser died.



TV & comicbook writer Dwayne McDuffie died.



March was the 7th anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, so we decided to reiterate the reasons why Muslim terrorists do such awful nonsense…

Fruit !

…wait what ???



& then disaster struck, as the Fukushima nuclear power plant was seriously damaged leading to the worst environmental disaster since Chernobyl.

& even though multiple explosions occurred LIVE on camera & high radiation levels were detected, they still misinformed us from the start.

Thanks, dying while not panicking sure helps a lot.



An unintentionally funny looking version of Wonder Woman starred in a TV pilot.

The outfit later changed for the better but apparently it was always the case as it was just 1 of 3 different outfits Diana would wear.

In the end the TV pilot wasn’t picked up… no wonder.



Hoping to win the chance to represent Great Britain, Shanna Bukhari, entered the competition for the British Miss Universe.

Unfortunately, Shanna encountered some fierce enemies along the way… no, not calories but pious Muslims !

She then told this to the media but her sob story apparently impressed neither audience or judges as Shanna didn’t win the final.

Later at the Miss Universe pageant, the eventual Miss Great Britain, Chloe-Beth Morgan, failed to even win Miss Congeniality.



2 people typed an odd term.

& thus… BISHFWILF returned !

But since it was on April Fools, was it all just a big joke ?



With Thé Anniversary of the decade slowly but surely approaching, I planned an event & began to set things into motion by sending an invitation to a friend.



Actress Elisabeth Sladen died



But not all was doom & gloom in the universe of Doctor Who as The Doctor crashed the royal wedding.

Oddly enough William & Kate didn’t bother to crash or even attend the Doctor’s wedding.

…wait, the Doctor got hitched ???



Then came some unexpected news that every sane & normal person in the world was hoping for.

Osama Bin laden was killed & was now deader than dead.

Once again: “woo-hoo !”



The earlier sent invitation for Thé Anniversary got approved & with my pal on board, planning for the event could proceed.



Unlike in most parts of the world, EDMD was celebrated on this web log.

That’s Everybody Draw Molly Day.

The day came & went but what great art !



Some 5 weeks after his bearded buddy Osama died, Ayman Al-Zawahiri finally got around to say some words.

…maybe watches & calendars are major enemies of Islam ???



Part 1 of my planned event for the anniversary of 9/11 was revealed.



Sick people in the form of certain fanatical Israeli rabbis tried to get some kids to stone an “unholy” dog to death.

They later denied it ever happened.

Kinda like how Palestinians are denied basic Human rights ?

No no, that’s different.

1 scenario is totally & utterly fictional, while in case of the other… the (under)dog managed to escape from oppression. :mrgreen:



Close to rebooting their entire universe & do all sorts of new exciting things with it, DC Comics nevertheless decided to do the same ol’ thing regarding Muslim superheroes.

Absolutely nothing.

They did however publish a tale about Superman’s dog, Krypto – super !



Actor Peter Falk died.



Fanatical Egyptian Muslims reacted with (what else ?) furious anger over a Coptic Egyptian tweeting a picture of Mickey & Minnie Mouse in “traditional” Islamic garb.

…Mickey & Minnie, while wearing sheets, are enemies of Islam too ???

Sheesh, there’s just no pleasing fanatical madmen !



Part 2 of my planned event for the anniversary of 9/11 was revealed.

Interview… with the Muslim !

*gasp*



Fed up with what was happening (in Egypt ?) Anders Behring Breivik or as I call him Mr Andersøn, committed an act against Islam in Europe.

By targeting many ethnic Norwegians.

Killer concept !

…how does that work though ?



Meanwhile, the gaggle of idiots AKA the Tea Party were doing their best to not use common sense in dealing with their most evil of foes, President Barack Obama.

Never knew tea was so bad for one’s sense of reality.



Less than 2 weeks after Mr Andersøn’s bloody rampage, Nørsk fearmonger pølitician Siv Jensen, leader of the Prøgress Party (lol), began hinting at the electiøns.

Wow !

Cold ambition or what ?



Late Show host, David Letterman, was mistaken for a Jew.

Now, if his name had been something like… oh, I dunno Lettermansteinbergkatzhorowtiz-shapiro, ok sure but with plain ol’ Letterman ???

Why can’t people simply understand David Letterman is a non-Jewish American, just like… like William Shatner ! :mrgreen:



As planned, DC Comics rebooted their entire main universe.

It was a sales smash !

Guess crap sells.



& then, after literally months of preparations, the 1st of an 11-part interview on the subject of 9/11 was posted.

Look out for that sequel, a 22-part interview in 2021 !



Conrad “The Conman” Murray‘s defence attorney gave a horrible argument in what already was a clear cut case.



Entertainment Weekly published an issue featuring The Avengers on its cover.

& entertaining it most certainly was.



Just a few months after Osama was killed, that other bearded loon, Anwar Al-Awlaki, left us for another level of existence.

Hope Hell is all you want it to be, Anwar !



Narrator: “Following an announcement regarding the future of a certain canceled-before-its-time sitcom which no-one ever bothered to watch, regular posting was briefly interrupted in a rather clever manner which no-one bothered to understand.”



Inmate Abdul Awkal began complaining about his food not being Islamic.

…sooo, food can be an enemy of Islam as well ???

Wow, this Islamic thing sure is all-encompassing, isn’t it ?



Libya became the latest free country in the Middle East.

In unrelated news, shortly after that they opened a small amusement park where, after you queue for hours, you get to see, photograph & even pose with lifelike replicas of former tyrants.



On that creepy day of Halloween, a tale of true horror was regaled.



The cover of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, showed their advice on how to handle pious Muslims.

…timekeeping devices, cartoon characters, food & French magazines too ?

This list is getting more & more ridiculous !



11/11/11 boringly happened…



The President dictator of Syria proved that you don’t need words on wordpress blogs.



Al-Qaeda’s #1 guy (now), Ayman Al-Zawahiri, shared his thoughts on Osama Bin Laden (again).

Somehow, he got it mixed up with an attempt at stand-up comedy &… well, it just wasn’t that funny.

…which made it funny.



Then, the day rolled around that marked the anniversary of Freddie Mercury‘s death 20 years ago.



Avie Tevanian, a friend of Steve Jobs, told a BBC docu what his pal did (or is that didn’t do) when cancer was diagnosed.

Steve Jobs would’ve lived longer & might even have been alive today if he hadn’t disregarded the advice of those closest around him.

In the end, Apple didn’t keep the doc away & Steve paid the ultimate price.



In a clear case of an educated woman being deemed un-Islamic, a guy with the last name of “Islam” decided he’d rather keep his wife at home instead of school by chopping off part of her right-hand.

A brilliant plan !

Now she’ll have no choice but to stay home to coo… uh, stay at home to clea… hmmm… you know, it seems there’s a lil’ snag to Mr Islam’s plan.



& finally, right before X-Mas, North Korea’s own Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il died !

How’s that for a miracle ?

Yeah, I’m a believer !



Bye Bye 2011

Hey, Click Me !

















Holy crap !

Anyway, since I guess that’s it for 2011, I’d like to take this moment to wish you folks Happy Holidays from all of us here at X-Mer’s New Atlantica Page.

See you all next year… for THE END OF THE WORLD !!!


Somehow… Someday… Somewhere…

November 12, 2011






Assad Waving Goodbye






(Sometimes, “wordpressing” doesn’t require words…)


Those Misty Water-Coloured Memories Of The Way We Were

October 21, 2011



Now that Libya has adopted democracy by celebrating death in a way that even puts Mexico’s “Dia De Muertos” to shame, it’s official.

Well, I guess “algathafi.org” going offline was sort of a clue but still… official.

Muammar al-Gaddafi AKA The Colonel is dead.



Some of you will no doubt remember that special term of endearment I used for him…

“Crazy Uncle Mo”.

Truly, an affectionate name if there ever was one but was he really crazy ?



Well, that’s debatable & it might just depend on how well he lived his life.

Some people say that the worth of one’s life can be determined by how many close relationships you have.

No, millions of on-line connections like on Facebook don’t count because that’s not real life.



I mean those actual flesh & blood, touchable in realtime, 3-D type of people that you know in your daily life who make it all worthwhile.

So, without further ado, let’s take a walk down memory lane & see all those perfect strangers we encounter as we go through life & end up calling…

…our friends:






Gaddafi Meeting Strangers & Making Friends






…damn, it’s like looking at a gallery of all those who defriended him.

Hm, guess Life really is a lot like Facebook after all.

Totally crazy.






Gaddafi Empty-Handed & Alone





Striking An Avenging Pose

September 30, 2011



Sometime during 2012, when the world as we it know ends, (yet) another superhero movie will be released.

Currently filming & titled “The Avengers”, this movie will not only feature superheroes like The Incredible Hulk, The Invincible Iron Man & The (…um, patriotic ???) Captain America but will also bring them together to… avenge… something or someone, I guess.

Now, keeping that in mind, it’s funny how this following Entertainment Weekly cover for the movie that’s supposed to bring all these characters together shows they’re not together at all.



The MIGHTY Avengers 2012



With a result like that, why even bother taking a group pic when Photoshop can do it for you ?

In any case, the cast clearly not standing together isn’t really that weird when compared to how their individual poses & facial expressions look & relate to eachother.

Let’s take a closer look…



Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow



Black Widow From The MIGHTY Avengers 2012



Now now Scarlett, we all know you’re angry those nude pics of yours leaked but that’s still no reason to aim your guns at your fellow actors, Robert Downey Jr & Chris Hemsworth.

& speaking of hostage Chris Hemsworth AKA Thor



Thor From The MIGHTY Avengers 2012



What in the name of Odin happened ???

I mean is it just me or has Thor suddenly got a little Kevin Nash/Tyler Mane thing going on & why in heaven’s name ?

Are there no barbers left in Asgard or could this actually somehow be seen as a good look for the character by the executives at Disney ?



Moving on on to Chris Evans as Steve Rogers AKA Captain Avenger America



Captain America From The MIGHTY Avengers 2012



He’s got the super soldier physique, he’s got the costume & he’s got the shield, so why isn’t Steve Rogers looking like he’s got gallons of patriotic heroism oozing out of his pores ?

Captain America ? More like Captain Sad (To-Be-Here-But-I’m-Coping-1-Day-At-A-Time-Thanks-To-Prozac).

Steve Rogers isn’t & shouldn’t be the type that makes you worry about his mental health & I’d type some more but I’m afraid he’ll just start crying & then commit suicide later in the week.



& speaking of mental health, then there’s Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark AKA Iron Man.

Why does Robert Downey Jr look like he’s been arrested for substance abuse (yet again) ?

I mean look at these… & don’t tell me his Iron Man pic doesn’t fit like a glove !



Iron Man From The MIGHTY Avengers 2012



Nothing says heroism quite like the mugshot look.

But seriously, what was the photographer thinking during the shoot ?



& finally, what’s up with Mark Ruffalo as Doctor Bruce Banner ?

As his monstrous alter ego he’s supposed to be “incredible” but as a human being he’s this weakling with serious anger issues & a recurring fondness for durable purple-coloured pants but here that seems different.

Very different even…



Child Molester Man From The MIGHTY Avengers 2012



Maybe that’s supposed to be all dark, broody & mysterious but it comes across more like he’s this escaped mental patient/part-time Russian mobster or something.

Banner used to say “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry !” but now it looks like he’s actually saying “Say a single word & I’ll effing kill you & your entire family ! So, don’t make me kill you. You wouldn’t like me when I’m killing you !”

& why is his shirt purple ? Is this all-new Banner upon transforming into the Hulk going to lose his pants but keep his shirt on instead ???



Amazing how many weird & creepy things can be found in these promo pics & truly, unintentionally funny = the BEST funny.

So, coming in 2012 to a theatre near you…

Those Dysfunctional Avengers !


9/11: A 10th Anniversary Interview – Pt 11/11

September 11, 2011



September 11th, 2001.

The events of that day affected the daily lives of not just those in the US but also of countless people all over the world, in both subtle & not so subtle ways.

10 years later, the repercussions are still being felt but in all this time no voice has been given to the average moderate Muslim.

What follows is a transcript from an interview with a friend of mine, who has a Muslim background, on this broad topic of 9/11.

It was held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

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Question #11:

After an eternity, we finally had the death of Bin Laden himself & the 10th anniversary of the start of the War On Terror is coming up.

Where do you think the conflict, the War On Terror, will go in the next 10 years ? Where will it be in 2021 ? Is there a victory coming up, is there a defeat coming up ?

What’s going to happen in the next 10 years ?



Friend: Well, I think sooner or later some of those guys are going to run out of men, even though…

X-Mer: The terrorists or the US troops ?

Friend: The US troops is very unlikely, I think… the terrorist groups, maybe they do have a lot of recruits, who knows & who can tell ?

It goes back to the fearmongering, when you start presenting people by trying to group them together like “this is the bad group” you’re going to create that hostility, that hate. So, yeah then it could go on forever.

But I think there’s going to be… another group of people & then the focus will be on that group of people. They’ll probably still be fighting in Afghanistan but you’ll never hear about it. It will all be about…

X-Mer: “60 Minutes” will talk about something else ?

Friend: Like you said about Ian Davison, that’s not something you should ignore, that’s quite a dangerous man.

X-Mer: Imagine if he escapes ? Won’t he be mad, what if wants revenge ?

Friend: That’s a very big possibility.

X-Mer: & he knows how to make poison !

Friend: Sure & who’s to say he’s not going to make much more of it ?

It’s where do you put your focus. I don’t know who the next group is going to be, some people say North Korea maybe or maybe it’s going to be the Russians again because they’re growing as a superpower.

X-Mer: Let’s not foget the Chinese.

Friend: The Chinese. So, who knows ? You have all the development in India, the knowledge & technology is growing there…

X-Mer: Both India & Pakistan have nuclear capabilities now.

Friend: Yeah, so who’s to say who’s going to be the next group of people ? & would it take another incident like 9/11 to escalate things ? Maybe, maybe not.

X-Mer: Like you said, the 1st World War started with that prince being shot dead & that was used as a startingpoint, possibly an excuse…

Friend: Yeah, that was the excuse I think.

X-Mer: …& then here the events of 9/11, another startingpoint for another conflict, so there’s always these…

Friend: There’s always… seems to be a startingpoint & excuse, like World War II & you had Poland & Hitler. They allowed Hitler, before Poland, to “collect” all those countries & they said: “if he does this THEN we’ll do something, then we’ll start the war”.

X-Mer: Took a long time before they started the war.

Friend: Yeah true.

I think it’s just gonna go on forever, unfortunately.

X-Mer: You don’t think there’ll be a victory by either side ?

Friend: It’s just a vicious cycle.

X-Mer: You won’t see, suppose he’d lived, see Osama Bin Laden taking over the White House or President Obama proudly walking across a safe frontier between Afghanistan & Pakistan ?

Friend: I think it’s very unlikely. Take India & Pakistan, how long have they been fighting amongst eachother ?

X-Mer: & the thing is, that’s basically brother against brother because you had 1 nation.

Friend: Right. You had the division because of religion but it probably was about money & power. As long as that greed is going to exist, we’re still going to be having those conflicts.

So, no I don’t see it ending anytime soon. It’s just going to… the names will be different but…

X-Mer: So, 10 years from now there’ll be something new to take the focus ?

Friend: Yeah, sure.

I saw “Watchmen” the movie yesterday… well, in order to achieve worldpeace you really have to give people a common enemy, so… unless we get invaded by aliens I don’t see worldpeace coming.

X-Mer: Ok, so could there be a World War III as a result of 9/11 ?

Friend: Maybe we already had it but we don’t realize it. Could you say the Arab Spring is now part of it ?

X-Mer: Do you think it’s part of it ? You could argue that there’s all these types of events, starting from 9/11 ?

Friend: I think it’s all connected. I mean there’s probably stuff…

X-Mer: Earlier stuff.

Friend: Earlier stuff, you had the Russians trying to invade Afghanistan & you had the US helping out…

X-Mer: The CIA apparently trained Bin Laden.

Friend: Yeah, sure. You can’t really locate the beginning of it & probably won’t see the end of it.

X-Mer: Any closing thoughts on the subject matter ?

Friend: Well, I think we pretty much concluded that it’ll never end. That’s a bit of a downer, of course but you know…

When you get down to it, we’re all just people trying to live our lives &… it’s a shame there have to be people with a lot of power… I just think that they ruin it for all of us, really.

I think we all have the ability to be good people & you know, all this… war & things like that, it’s just bullshit really.

X-Mer: [LOL] Wait a minute, profanity on my blog ?

Friend: [LOL] Sorry.

It’s like… people creating conflict where there couldn’t be or shouldn’t be any. Like you said, it’s just about the greed.

X-Mer: Ok, let’s leave it at that. Thank you for your time !

Friend: Thanks for the interview, it was a lot of fun & it was quite different from what I expected.

X-Mer: Really ?!?

To sneak another question in there, what did you think… you must’ve have had some sort of thought or idea of what might happen.

Friend: Yeah, I thought 11 questions were going to be a bit too much & wondered if you could come up with them but you did quite a good job I think.

X-Mer: Thank you.



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That’s it for part 11 & also this interview on the 10 aniversary of 9/11.

It took a serious amount of prep time & elbow grease later on, to make all of it come together.

& now that it’s over & am finally able to look back on it, it was most certainly worth every effort along the way.

RIP to the innocent victims of 9/11 & all those since then.



Thanks for reading !



9/11: A 10th Anniversary Interview – Pt 10/11

September 10, 2011



September 11th, 2001.

The events of that day affected the daily lives of not just those in the US but also of countless people all over the world, in both subtle & not so subtle ways.

10 years later, the repercussions are still being felt but in all this time no voice has been given to the average moderate Muslim.

What follows is a transcript from an interview with a friend of mine, who has a Muslim background, on this broad topic of 9/11.

It was held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

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Question #10:

You yourself, while not overtly, had your problems with then President George W Bush…

Friend: Yeah, sure. Who didn’t ? [LOL]

X-Mer: Questions were raised when he, to combat terrorism on US soil, signed into law what is now known as the USA PATRIOT Act (Uniting (&) Strengthening America (By) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (To) Intercept (&) Obstruct Terrorism Act).

This made it possible for the government to look into personal things like your telephone & medical records with greater ease. Which, according to critics, went against civil liberties & was therefore unconstitutional.

Did you happen to hear that last May President Obama signed an extension of that very same act & thereby renewed it for 4 more years ?

Friend: I was not aware of that.

X-Mer: Now, let’s check some facts here…

– The Guantanamo Bay detention camp was opened in 2002 under the Bush administration & is presently still open under the Obama administration.

– The War On Terror as a term isn’t used anymore but the conflict is still going on.

– There are currently still US troops present in Iraq.

– As ordered by Obama, Afghanistan will get additional US troops.

– & under the Obama administration there’ve been more unmanned drone attacks in & around the border region of Pakistan than ever occured under the Bush adminstration.

With all these things, even though Obama is a likeable guy, would you really say things are different now then when Bush was president ?



Friend: Better… I did say that, didn’t I ?

X-Mer: Did you ?

Friend: I think it was implied. & I did say I thought the… that it was going towards the situation before 9/11.

They are the world police, so… I think a lot of acceptance is gained in how you present yourself & now you have Obama & he presents himself like: “we’re going to work together to achieve this goal, make the world better for everybody” & when you sum up those facts you could think “maybe it’s even worse but nobody’s getting the story out there”.

It’s really something to think about. Is it really better ? It certainly… seems better & it seems less hostile, maybe that’s… those drone attacks, I can’t imagine innocent lives not being lost.

X-Mer: Probably impossible.

Friend: I’m a bit surprised actually.

X-Mer: Because you, for example, didn’t know about him renewing the Patriot Act ?

Friend: Yeah ! For example. I didn’t know about Guantanamo Bay while it was his intention to shut it down.

X-Mer: He hasn’t succeeded in that & I’m not saying people are still being tortured there, just the fact that it’s still open.

Friend: You mentioned “24” before, so it’s a bit… it’s very important who’s at command of the world police like when in “24” you had David Palmer who was a genuine good guy.

X-Mer: Like Obama ?

Friend: Like Obama but he also had certain… tools to his disposal which he only used in certain situations when it was appropriate & when it was necessary.

& then you had President Logan for example…

X-Mer: [LOL]

Friend: I see a lot of similarities between fiction & reality.

You can also wonder how much influence the media really has because under President Bush, like I said I felt more hostility among the people & now it seems to be… well, there’s still some of course but it’s a lot less, I think. That’s how I experience it, so…

…I don’t think I really answered your question.

X-Mer: Well, what do you think the answer is ? Are things similar under his presidency or is it generally better ?

Friend: I think there are more… positive developments under his administration than there were under the Bush administration.

X-Mer: He’s trying ?

Friend: He’s trying, I think. A lot of things got blamed on Bush but think… I’m not saying he’s not to blame for the things that did occur but I do believe there were powers even bigger than Bush at play.

X-Mer: He wasn’t the puppetmaster but… at least some of the time, the puppet ?

Friend: Yeah sure & with Obama it’s hard to think of him as the puppet. You really get a feeling he has to struggle to achieve the things he wants to achieve. With Bush it all seemed to go very easily & you know, it probably wasn’t very hard for Obama to get that extension because I can’t imagine Republicans being against that.

So, again I don’t think I answered your question but… I do believe it’s better in my experience.



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That’s it for part 10 but please check back tomorrow for the 11th & final part of the interview, where I ask my friend about what the future might bring us.


9/11: A 10th Anniversary Interview – Pt 09/11

September 9, 2011



September 11th, 2001.

The events of that day affected the daily lives of not just those in the US but also of countless people all over the world, in both subtle & not so subtle ways.

10 years later, the repercussions are still being felt but in all this time no voice has been given to the average moderate Muslim.

What follows is a transcript from an interview with a friend of mine, who has a Muslim background, on this broad topic of 9/11.

It was held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

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Question #09:

Whether you’re for or against the War On Terror, there’s 1 thing that probably everyone can agree upon & that’s that there are people who have been classified as or deemed to be terrorist & were therefore subsequently targeted to be killed by troops on the ground, the air, the sea, all kinds of black ops, elements like the CIA, Delta Force, Navy SEALs & also unmanned drones that fly over the frontier between Pakistan & Afghanistan.

& with this going on for about 10 years straight now, can people both Muslims & non-Muslims still be right when they say: “no, no, it’s only a small group that’s the terrorists, there’s still a silent peaceful majority” after all this time ?



Friend: There are reports about lots of stuff going on like planned attacks & things like but… well, there’s also leaked footage of soldiers killing innocent people.

X-Mer: Right.

Friend: So, you know… maybe that’s the whole problem. You don’t know who the enemy is. So, it’s going to be hard to identify who they are. They claim to fight the good fight but there’s nothing good about that.

I said I think a lot of it comes down to profit & money unfortunately & it’s not so much about seeking out these people that are terrorists. It’s all about money & showing power I think & not so much… it’s where you put the emphasis on.

Like with your previous question where I’d never heard of Ian Davison & neither had you.

X-Mer: Who ? [LOL]

Friend: I think a lot of it is what you perceive & what you see & I think the threat is much much smaller but it’s presented as something much much bigger in order to justify all those expenses & all that behaviour.

Like I said before, it all goes back to the past & history. History shows that there’s always been situations like these, it’s just different locations.



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That’s it for part 9 but please check back tomorrow for part 10 of the interview, where I ask my friend about comparing Barack H Obama & George W Bush on their respective policies on the global war on terror.


9/11: A 10th Anniversary Interview – Pt 08/11

September 8, 2011



September 11th, 2001.

The events of that day affected the daily lives of not just those in the US but also of countless people all over the world, in both subtle & not so subtle ways.

10 years later, the repercussions are still being felt but in all this time no voice has been given to the average moderate Muslim.

What follows is a transcript from an interview with a friend of mine, who has a Muslim background, on this broad topic of 9/11.

It was held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

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Question #08:

I have a little list of names & faces here for a game that I like to call:



“Remember That Terrorist ?”



& I’d like you play it.

Friend: Am I on that list ?

X-Mer: No, that would be weird.

There are no prizes to win but just play along for a moment with my madness.

Friend: Don’t I always ?

X-Mer: [LOL]

So, I have 5 terrorists which I’ll name & show their picture of & you tell me if you remember them or not.

Terrorist I:

Osama Bin Laden, leader & founder of Al-Qaeda.



Friend: I think I remember a slightly longer & greyer beard but yeah. I think he’s out to sea at the moment.

X-Mer: Right.

Terrorist II:

Richard Reid, the Shoe Bomber.



Friend: Really ? That’s his face ? I’d never seen his face.

X-Mer: Right but you’d heard about the Shoe Bomber ? You remember him as well ?

Friend: With the way it ended, now’s he’s become more of a joke I think but…

X-Mer: Speaking of jokes…

Terrorist III:

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Underwear Bomber.

He had something explosive in his underwear but it wasn’t you know what, remember ?



Friend: I never saw his face like with the other guy or maybe I did see but…

X-Mer: …but the Underwear Bomber does ring a bell ?

Friend: Does ring a bell.

X-Mer: Unless I’m mistaken that’s 3 in a row. How about…

Terrorist IV:

Nidal Malik Hasan…



Friend: Was he in “24” ?

X-Mer: [LOL]

No, he wasn’t but he could’ve been. He was a psychiatrist, an American, a psychiatrist working at Fort Hood…

Friend: Oh ! Did he go crazy ?

X-Mer: …& he went crazy & starting shooting… well, basically anyone who was in his path.

Friend: Yeah sure, I heard about him, yeah.

X-Mer: An ironic twist, a psychiatrist who goes nuts.

Friend: Yeah.

X-Mer: So, that’s 4 for 4 sofar. Last 1…

Terrorist V:

Ian Davison.



Friend: Ian Davison ?

X-Mer: Yes, remember Ian Davison ?

Friend: No, unless he… was the Oklahoma Bomber ?

X-Mer: Oh, c’mon ! It’s Ian Davison, don’t you remember. He was arrested in 2009, only 2 years ago.

Friend: …no, doesn’t really… no.

X-Mer: NO !?!?!?!

Friend: Ian Davison ?

X-Mer: Well, I didn’t know him either & had to look it up…



[Info Source I]

[Info Source II]



Ian Davison, a British national, is a white supremacist who, along with his 18-year old neo-Nazi son Nicky Davison, was arrested in 2009 for planning terrorist attacks.

They had ricin, a type of poison, which could’ve easily been used to carry out terror attacks & killed many people.

Friend: I guess your point would be we all get to see the Muslim terrorist but we hardly get to see or hear anything about…

X-Mer: …I don’t know, would you say that’s the point ?

Friend: Yeah, sure. You heard about it & was very hard to ignore really because it was all over the news & this was like: “who the Hell is he ?”.

X-Mer: Yeah, who is Ian Davison ? If his group, Aryan Strike Force, apparently even wanted to topple the government why is he so unknown ?

Friend: Yeah. Sounds like a serious threat to me.

I guess it’s like what we discussed before like it’s more local as opposed to… that’s also interesting, you had the Underwear Bomber who was apparently part of Al-Qaeda.

Seems a bit weird, I don’t really believe he was actually, I believe from what I’ve read it was more like a… disappointed or maybe disturbed individual that…

X-Mer: Like a lone wolf ?

Friend: Yeah or like somebody who’s lost his way & though: “this is the right way, I’m very unhappy in my life, so I’m going to make an impact” something like that.

X-Mer: Which he did but only in a humourous sense.

Friend: Yes & now he’s going to be the laughing stock of…

X-Mer: He already IS !

Ok, so still no Ian Davison ? No ringing bell ?

Friend: No, I mean… no.

X-Mer: Well, maybe after today, right ?

Friend: Maybe.



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That’s it for part 8 but please check back tomorrow for part 9 of the interview, where I ask my friend about the silent & peaceful majority of Muslims.