Will you mention joy division ever again after the brief encounter of the transmission vinyl in an old video? I feel like there is a lot you could talk about regarding their progression through different styles and the change to becoming new order.
sure. maybe they’ll be featured in the next classics week.
Lex Luthor is one of the smartest entities in the entire DC universe and he's great at exploiting Superman's moral code much like The Joker does with Batman. Along with being one of the richest men in the world he's also a very well known philanthropist and a sort of symbol of Metropolis, so if Superman just offed him on the sidewalk one day he'd become a pariah for abusing his power. Sorry for bein a nerd, I'm not trying to shut you down and I doubt you care about this
Thanks for highlighting all these important points.
I was just talking with my significant other and thought...
…that Lex Luthor is maybe one of the funniest social commentaries in comic books. Think about it: He’s tangled with Superman and Batman on numerous occasions, yet, his evil deeds still persist!
Superman is one of the most powerful superheroes ever, right? And he’s got some of the most desirable super powers out there: heat vision, super strength, flying. There’s probably more, but I’m no comic book expert. Anyway, the dude’s archenemy is essentially a guy who’s really rich. Lex Luthor is smart and rich. Yeah, that’s basically the limit of his powers right there.
You’d think Superman would just HEATVISION Luthor’s head off through a window while he’s out getting a coffee or something. He probably doesn’t even need to be close enough for anybody to see or even realize it was him. Couldn’t he just super speed himself in there and smash Luthor’s head with a rock without anyone realizing what just occurred?
OK, OK, he doesn’t need to KILL the guy, but didn’t Superman fling a bunch of super foes across the galaxy in a magical jail-diamond of some sort? Couldn’t he just do that?
Basically, the most super man in the universe can’t just do away with a really rich asshole. Well, honestly, that super sucks…
Why is it that during the Vietnam War we started getting some of the best protest rock of all time during the 8th year and it’s been 13 years since Afghanistan started and we haven’t gotten shit?
because people were drafted and the war was changing the lives of young people more directly than the afghan war has been in a lot of ways. of course our foreign policy does impact the way we’re living at home, but the media isn’t really giving people the full story on that. most aren’t really educated in the various ways the war is bankrupting financially and morally.
throughout our war on terror overseas, the footage the media has handed us has been NOWHERE near as raw as what america saw during vietnam. decades ago, america was exposed to footage of vietnam soldiers fighting and dying. fox, cnn, and msnbc haven’t been so bold as to make the gruesome nature of war a headline since we invaded afghanistan.
it’s things like ferguson that are now getting attention from the music community, because many young artists feel what’s going on there directly effects them via racism, police brutality, and police accountability. and ferguson definitely does present the urgency many young people feel it does. we just need to realize our country’s antics overseas impact us significantly as well.
How about country music? Are you into any particular artists? Is it not really your thing?
most country i like these days falls under the alt-country, singer-songwriter, americana labels. old school country is phenomenal—Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Johnny Paycheck, Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Willy Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Springsteen, Prine—but there’s no defending crap like this: