Okay, my last blog was all profound and deep and whatnot. So let's liven things up a bit. Though this is pretty dark in of itself. Meh.
One has to admit that in the 12-odd years since 9/11 the War on Terror and our fear of militant Islam has cooled somewhat. The Muslim Spring kinda took the wind out of the sails of our disdain. Not too mention that militant Islam seems more interested in killing each other than the infidel west at the moment.
Alas that leaves us in the
Well March, 2014 marks Canada pulling out of Afghanistan after twelve years of war.
Of course everyone is asking was it worth it? Unfortunately, in my opinion Canadians are the wrong people to ask if it was worth it. We should be asking the Afghans if our presence was worth it. Did we improve things? Did we give them hope for a brighter future? We fought for them.
I know many men that served in Kandahar and I envy them for their service overseas. Hell, I would have gone
Remember when Superheroes used to fight bank robbers and purse snatchers?
Remember when a hero fought the villain only a couple buildings and few cars got smashed and not the entire bloody city? Something even ordinary insurance could cover and not cripple the economy of the entire country trying fix it if they really had to.
Remember when some story lines ended after a single issue. Stand alones...merciful Allah I'd kill for a stand alone story and not another all encompassing
Okay I was in my LCS today buying my weekly load of nerdware. Before I pay I ask the young lady behind the counter a very profound question. One that I think may be beyond anyone's answering.
"So, 'Infinity' or 'Trinity War'?"
As I feared she had no clear answer to my quandary. So we discussed the Next Big Events, the build up, the interest on-line, which will be the most underwhelming, etc...I even ask her what books she collecting, as I'm always on the look
Kids these days, gotta love 'em.
One of them was talking to me about the Avengers movie and how he scored a comic that was way old and stuff. He went on and on about it and what's going to happen next in the sequel. I smiled and nodded and replied that was way cool. Didn't say what was in my heart. Didn't want to say this:
You think you're a Nerd, boy? Not bloody likely, boy.
I'M A NERD.
I was there when the Dark Knight Returned!
I was there when