Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

The life of a superhero can be rough.

Every superhero needs a day job. This job serves two purposes: first it keeps up the appearance that you're just an average run of the mill guy and second it brings a steady income.
"Why would a superhero need money though? I mean for pete's sake they have superpowers."  We're just like everyone else, we need food, we need gas, we like to party and who knows how often a damsel just out of distress will offer a reward. Even if they do offer a reward as thanks, it is superhero policy to turn down the offer at least three times. We have to keep up appearances.
Now when I say that the life of a superhero can be rough, I'm not talking about having to go out and occasionally get your face kicked in or have your powers backfire(thats always embarrassing). While that's rough too, I'm talking about the sleep to work ratio. The average person sleeps 7 - 8 hours a night,  now let's calculate how much sleep superheroes get.
There are 24 hours in a day.
Let's say superheroes work 50 hour, 5 day weeks. Thats 10 hours a day.
That leaves 14 hours in the day.
Just because we have superpowers does not mean we can fly to work. With traffic, let's say it takes 30 minutes to get to work. Thats 1 hour a day.
That leaves 13 hours in the day.
Superheroes have to eat, so lets see: breakfast can be on the go, 10 minutes. lunch will be with coworkers, 30 minutes. Dinner will be with the family, 45 minutes. Thats 1 hour and 25 minutes a day.
That leaves 11 hours and 35 minutes in the day.
Now we can't go out until 11 o' clock or else we would look silly and we can't leave while our family's are awake. So work start's at 8 a.m. we get home at 7:00 p.m. (taking into consideration driving and lunch break.) Let's just say we eat dinner right when we get home to 7:15, this leaves 2 hours and 45 minutes till 10 o'clock. This time is categorized as family time. Now from 10 o'clock to 11 o'clock, we put on our suit, and stock up our utility belt. Contrary to Hollywood's misconstrued views of superheroes, we cannot get dressed in the confined space of a phone booth in 1 second flat. It takes time. All of this from getting home to getting dressed is 4 hours a day.
That leaves 7 hours and 35 minutes in the day.
Now the average superhero goes on patrol for 4 hours. This leaves us with getting home at 3 o'clock in the morning.
That leaves 3 hours and 35 minutes in the day to sleep.

The life of a superhero can be rough.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

X-Men: First Class

The summer of superheroes awaits. Oh yes, get excited for four action packed superhero movies from both DC and Marvel. The lineup is as follows:

  • - Thor - May 6, 2011
  • - X-Men: First Class - June 3, 2011
  • - Green Lantern - June 17, 2011
  • - Captain America: The First Avenger - July 22, 2011

My expectations for these movies are pretty high and I'm looking forward to them.
I've never been a huge fan of the X-Men series. I like them, but I've never loved them. The first movie was really well done, but then it was downhill from there. Especially with Origins. I mean what on earth was the deal with Deadpool. He couldn't talk, that completely ruined his character.

And then a couple months back I see this picture
and the only thought that went through my mind was, um . . . well that's gonna suck. Since then I haven't even thought about it. I had been thinking to myself that only three good superhero movies are going to be released this summer.
Then out of the blue, a trailer was released for X-Men: First Class and a friend of mine told me to go check it out. I checked it out, preparing myself for something as grotesque as Origins, but instead was pleasantly surprised. I don't know a lot about X-Men, but honestly this trailer looks badass! Check it out and enjoy, I am now looking forward to this movie.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Future of this Blog

Let's say you're cooking yourself a nice breakfast on a Saturday morning and you ask yourself, "hmm, how does Superman like his eggs? and better yet, how does he cook them?" If these or any other questions involving superheroes and breakfast foods have ever crossed your mind, then this is the blog for you.

The basic point of this blog is for me to share my views about superhero stuff, breakfast, and just some random stuff that I may like and want to share. 

So why Batman? why breakfast? Well first of all Batman is my favorite Superhero. He's awesome and that's that. Secondly breakfast is amazing and by far the best meal of the day; so the two fit together nicely.

To get a feel for how awesome Batman is . . . 

and to get a feel for how awesome breakfast is . . . 

More superhero news in the future, but for now here is the Strokes new single: Under the Cover of Darkness -