The Rangers sure picked a heck of a time to go on a 7 game win streak, including 4 games against division teams that are playoff bound.
In 2016, when it is supposed to come out, we may be super tired of this superhero trend. Superheroes haven’t been this mainstream since maybe the 80s and since the Iron Man reboot and Dark Knight trilogy began we have had over 20 DC/Marvel movies. And yes most of these movies have been good movies but that is A LOT. By 2016, we will add nearly 10 more. This is what I would call an over-saturation of the market. Does no one else see this? We will have somewhere around 40 DC/Marvel movies by the time Avengers 3 or Justice League comes out, and more movies are scheduled to 2022. And lets not forget television. This fall, there will be 6 DC/Marvel shows thanks to the success of Arrow and Agents of SHIELD. And for those counting, that’s 4 DC and 2 Marvel on 4 networks. Not only that, but DC is looking to add 3 more TV shows for Supergirl on CBS, Titans on TNT, and a Lucifer show based on the Sandman comics. Not to mention the Defenders series on Netflix that will include Iron Fist, Power Man, Dare Devil, and Jessica Jones. So that’s potentially 13 planned tv shows for the near future.
If you have been ignoring World News this week, the biggest and least depressing story today is that Scotland is voting to decide if they want to separate themselves from the United Kingdom. Their government is already autonomous and has a lot of control over their land than other parts of the UK, but for whatever reason someone watched Braveheart and decided the British were not nice people at all. This wouldn’t be the first time the Scots have wanted to end their centuries long partnership with the UK; there was a large movement in the 90s to push independence. That we can actually blame Mel Gibson for because it happened during Braveheart’s run in the theaters.
Many have speculated whether or not Scotland can survive on its own (it can) but what is even more troubling is how it will exist on its own. The UK has made it very clear that if Scotland moves to secede that it will be a permanent move, so there’s no going back. Not only that, but it puts UK’s allies in an awkward position. While many may agree that it is better for the Scots to rule themselves, no one will probably say it out loud (cough cough US cough).
What is your opinion on the matter? Should Scotland rule themselves or stay in the United Kingdom?
The old playing-dead-on-a-fake-punt play.