Archive for May 3rd, 2011




Hi friends, The world is spinning in crazy directions and this weekend it almost fell off it’s axis, HAAA!   At home, my daughters had their last high school rodeo and are getting ready to go to college.  It was a very happy and sad day all at the same time, and the girls left the district 9 team with Olivia going to the state finals in three events and Alicia getting some very high titles on her new horse that all of you here on the blog helped her to get.  The girls will be going to Wyoming to go school, and the college has a rodeo team that they are so excited to be a part of.  I am working again and am so glad to be on “OZ” and then the new “Star Trek” in June.  My wife Tara’s 2011 year of teaching is almost over and her long awaited summer vacation is almost here. Fun times ahead, and we look forward to our last summer of all the girls being home before they move off to adulthood.

In the world, big news on Obama’s birth certificate coming out which has raised some eyebrows about it’s authenticity, included is a link that adobe illustrators will find interesting.  It appears that the certificate downloaded off the US government website in Illustrator reveals it is in multiple layers and it comes off as being highly doctored. Very bizarre the scandal and controversy around this topic, and it really makes you wonder if any government party is trustworthy.  Osama Bin Ladin is finally taken down and the world celebrates the end of a dark chapter in American history.  And finally Superman denounces his US citizenship.

I saw this and said HE WHAT?!!!!!  There are many theories behind this one and probably many are the reason.  For one, all the comic companies have joined on with a major studio.  DC and Warner Bros are a team, and Marvel and Disney are together.  Since these big mergers have taken place, a shift in the comics’ directions has been evident and both revolve around politics and money… The studios are very, VERY democratic from a political stand point, and you can see this in a variety of ways.  Captain America see’s the Tea Party movement and it’s people as the bad guys, Spiderman was for Barak Obama in the elections, and now Superman can no longer be an American hero, he has to be a global hero.  All of these interesting points are based on a left sided point of view and another major point is the cash flow… Superman’s wallet is fairly empty when your talking international revenue so from a marketing POV,  if he is a world wide hero, the dollars will flow better… Lots to ponder with all of these headlines.

From my point of view, I think it’s a better choice to leave the politics out which only causes a big divide culturally and makes the characters sellable to a one sided market.  Instead go back to the fantasy and high adventure that their creators had intended for them.  Usually when personal politics get involved with something I love, I quickly loose all interest.  Current events have always been a way to reflect the times in Television shows and films, but done in a broad overview is far more interesting than a  political point of view being shoved down your throat.  And so ends my heavy post for the day.  Looking forward to all the feedback on this stuff!!!  OK have a good Tuesday everyone and for tomorrow’s post, Then Enterprise E shuttle bay.  Stay tuned.

May 2011