The blog is about the movie “Justice League” which is projected to make around $90 million dollars in the North American theaters by the time the weekend ends.
Despite the movie picking up after the end of “Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” when Wonder Woman and Batman decide to form a super hero team after the “death” of Superman at the hands of Doomsday, it appears that the movie fans have rejected the vision of the director and writer of the “Justice League” movie who was Josh Wheldon who directed the “Avengers” movie after Zack Snyder had to leave the directors seat due to a death in his family earlier in the year.
The reviews of the “Justice League” movie are mixed since some of the fans of the Justice League said the film was better than “Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” but not as good as Patty Jenkins directed movie “Wonder Woman.”
Let me put it this way, maybe the super hero fans did not like the idea of having Ben Affleck as Batman due to recent scandals he has been through due to his indiscretions with females.
I am a fan of the “Justice League Of America” cartoons that played on television back in the 1960s and the “Super Friends” cartoons of the 1970s. Believe me the updated version of the Justice League poster was not the kind and loving super heroes from the 20th Century cartoons.
Come on Hollywood entertain us with great super hero stories with happy endings and we will support your work.
But then again I will also believe that my original characters The Ladies Of Portobelo who are identical twins Donna and Debi Isthmus and their close friend Panama Squirrel will join the Justice League as super heroes who sing songs like “What Is Love?” by Haddaway with Donna as the lead singer and Debi and Panama as the backup singers singing the female who sings the background as the male lead singer belts out the tune.
Why Ladies Of Portobelo you ask? Portobelo is a small city in Panama and what is wrong with having three aliens from Lexicon who spent their childhood in Panama post 1999 training to be known by their hero name The Lexicon Bandits because they will steal the pants off of the heroes of the Justice League without taking off their shoes or boots.
I am so nasty with my humor that is based on the late Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos alias Chespirito.
The last episode of the “Superman: The Animated Series” ended with the episode called “Legacy” which was the episode where Superman was brain washed by his enemy to believe that his rival Darkseid adopted him as his son.
Darkseid was able to have Superman lead an army of Darkseid’s soldiers to attack Earth and take over. Here was the catch. Superman’s cousin Supergirl took over the role of guarding the citizens of Metropolis.
When Superman came to Earth to lead his soldiers to take over the Earth, he and Supergirl were taken down by a Kryptonite weapon fired by a U S soldier to take both Kryptonians out of commission.
Now comes the alternate version. Have Donna and Debi Isthmus who are my original characters who are nicknamed the Bad Girls Of The Isthmus since they spent their childhood in Portobelo Panama.
The identical twins would break into the prison where Superman and Supergirl were held captive and ready to be executed for crimes against humanity. Donna would use her “Where is the gas station?” gimmick by kayoing anyone who tried to stop them from releasing the Kryptonians.
Debi would use her power of being invisible would enter the room where Supergirl is a prisoner under the powers of a red light that weakens her. Debi would turn visible and tell Supergirl in a Spanish accent “Kid, it is time to clear the air. Here goes nothing as she uses a karate chop to break Supergirl’s bonds.
Then Donna would find Superman in a room that is surrounded by a red light that weakens him and tells him in the same Spanish accent “Kid, it is time to take care of business.” The four heroes would go to where Darkseid lives and all of them would beat up the villain so bad that he would give up ruling his planet. He would never attack Earth again.
The heroes return to Metropolis to a huge heroes welcome from the media and even Lex Luthor would admit that having to deal with Superman as the strongman who watches the people of Metropolis as their guardian angel is better than having a rogue Kryptonian.
The four heroes would tell the people of Metropolis “Are you ready to sing with us our hit song ‘When The Saints Come Marching In.’?” The crowd would react with a high pitched “Yes.” and the heroes would sing that song as the crowd would be dancing in the streets of Metropolis as the show comes to an end. Take that Warner Brothers.
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The sports world today was shocked to learn about the death of former Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Roy “Doc” Haladay who perished in a single engine plane crash near the city of St. Petersburg Florida on Tuesday afternoon after the plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf Of Mexico.
Haladay who pitched 16 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies before he left the game after the 2013 Major League Baseball season.
Haladay was 40 years of age at the time of his passing. Haladay is one of two pitchers in the Major Leagues who has pitched a no-hitter in a postseason game. Haladay pitched his no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2010 National League Divisional Championships.
The only other pitcher who has pitched a perfect game is former New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen who pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
It is a shame that Haladay who loved his family and was a person who had good character died at the age of 40 following his passion of flying airplanes. Doc will be missed beyond words by his former teammates and his family. Rest in peace Doc.
Actress Gal Gadot who plays the female heroine character Wonder Woman has gone on record that if any male wants to make love to her super heroine character like the recent sex scandals coming from Hollywood, she has some advice. Do not do it.
I do remember that the Wonder Woman character that I read in the comic books around the mid 1970s that if any male had a weapon on his hands in an attempt to harm her physically she would tell the male attacker something like paraphrasing “So carrying a weapon makes you think that you are ten feet tall. Let me cut you down to size.”
What makes me laugh is that the evolution of Wonder Woman is that since she was raised in an island that was all women she could be a lesbian.
But since she in the era of comic books in the 1970s she fell in love with Steve Trevor. Maybe I am old fashioned but I always like my super heroes who are female to be straighter than a Green Arrow.
Now I am sure that anyone does mess around with Gal Gadot in real life in an attempt to harm her. She will do what the lyrics of the Beatles song “The Ballad Of Bungalo Bill” which is “And Captain Marvel punched him between the eyes.” Zap!
But then again the same could be said of Power Girl and Black Canary. Of course my original characters who are preteens Donna and Debi Moreno and their close friend Gabrielle “D D” Squirrel would not allow any male to make love to them either.
What they would do is sing the song “Let Me Try Again.” and the male attacker would say “Donna, Debbie and Dee Dee as he bows down to them.
The Wonder Woman movie was a huge hit movie for Warner Brothers Studios that stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
The satire version of the movie’s ending would be that when Wonder Woman had a chat with Batman on her computer that she was ready to take the lead for female heroes worldwide would be that all of the sudden out of the blue, my original characters Donna and Debi Isthmus who are identical twins along with their close family friend Panama Squirrel who is not related to Squirrel Girl in unison “Eh…what’s up Wonder Woman? Can you use the Lexicon Bandits as your assistants?”
Could you see the facial reaction of Wonder Woman who would turn white as a ghost when she sees two identical twins and a Black Power Girl staring at her with cold stares that would melt lead?
One thing is for certain. I do miss the super hero movies that had happy endings like the late Chris Reeve version of Superman.
I am old enough to remember when the ABC Network would bring on weekends a show called “ABC’s Wide World Of Sports” which showed sporting events like track and field, gymnastics, diving, swimming and other sports that are only seen in the Summer Olympics.
Fast forward to today where there a few cable channels like ESPN and Fox Sports 1 carry sports like soccer, American football, basketball and auto racing.
What really ticks me off is that ESPN during the daytime programs only carry talk or debate shows like “First Take.” and “Sports Center” while Fox Sports 1 carries shows like “Undisputed” and “Colin Cowherd”
Come on you meat heads, if I want to see talk shows on a sports network that have bumper music by rap and hip hop artists, I would have to be a masochist to watch sports reporters that have never played a professional sport in the life pointing fingers at the losing team or player.
Give me a break. All you sports reporters do when you insult a player or team for not winning a championship, you make fools of yourselves.
Now do me a favor and play some rock and roll music on your bumper music on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN to get the older audience to tune in to your shows.
And by the way, bring some more diving even it is from Acapulco Mexico or even some triathlons that feature male and female Iron Men and Iron Women in competition instead of shoving the NBA and NFL down my throat.
Having the television off and listening to rock and roll music is music to my ears. How about you?
One of my favorite baseball teams I like is the Houston Astros since my relatives and myself went to their former home stadium the Astrodome for watching a baseball game versus the St. Louis Cardinals in 1979.
The last two World Series featured teams that wanted to end their drought like the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series after a drought of 108 years.
In the 2017 World Series the Houston Astros ended their drought of 56 years of not winning a World Series title since they started playing baseball in 1962 the same year as the New York Mets which both teams were expansion teams.
Of course the Mets won their first World Series title in 1969 and in 1986. The Astros fans who have been through so much heartbreak like the 2005 World Series when the Chicago White Sox ended their 87 year drought by beating the Astros in four games.
This year the dream match between the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series came to fruition. Even though many of the sports reporters were rooting for the Dodgers to win the final game of the 2017 World Series since the Astros had a hard time winning on the road during the playoffs, the Astros proved to the sports world they had the tools to beat their rivals in the final game of the 2017 World Series by beating the Dodgers by a final score of 5-1.
Now that the Astros won their first World Series, the sports reporters are calling them a dynasty since they do not have any free agents on their key players. Time will tell if the Astros will become a dynasty or will another team win the 2018 World Series.
Nevertheless in the words of the late National Football League narrator John Facenda “The long wait is over.” Congratulations to the Houston Astros for rewarding your fans who went through a very difficult year with Hurricane Harvey.