Take it from Snee: Pros and cons of surviving 2011

Whenever I approach a new year, I like to take stock of what I survived. I like to think of myself less as a time traveler stuck in forward linear motion at an uninterruptible rate and more of a time warrior, cleaning out the runners of my time sword as I prepare to skewer another year.

So, here’s an entirely subjective list of what went right and wrong in 2011 before greeting Bolon Yokte as an old friend at midnight, Jan. 1. Continue reading Take it from Snee: Pros and cons of surviving 2011

The McBournie Minute: Save me from the superheroes

It’s not exactly news to anyone that Hollywood is out of ideas creatively. They have been for at least a decade now. Television and cinema are quite possibly the best examples of how we as Americans love having our favorite shows repackaged and sold again to us. There are so many tangents on this point, but I am going to stick with one that is especially topical this summer: superheroes.

Iron Man. The Incredible Hulk. Hancock. The Dark Knight. I myself am guilty of wanting to see these movies. In May I said I wanted to see them this summer because they looked good, but in truth, of the three out so far, I have only seen one. It is not that they suddenly lost their appeal to me, it is just that I can only watch the same thing so many times in a row and justify paying for it. Continue reading The McBournie Minute: Save me from the superheroes

Marvel is officially Un-American

Captain America still refuses to give us a quote.Non-American? Unamerican?

Whatever, Marvel is no longer a good American company.

It’s been a little more than a year since Marvel killed off Captain America, cowardly shooting him in the back with a sniper rifle. You’d think they’d treat the guy with some respect now that he’s dead right? We mean, even Nixon got the golden boy treatment when he kicked off.

But no! They’ve also editted his cameo out of the new Incredible Hulk film!

For shame, Marvel! What happened to loving your country and countrymen who stop bullets with flag-colored shields? Now say 10 Pledge of Allegiances and all will be forgiven.