(and all that comes along with it)
You may notice that I've given "the Doctor" some time off, and that's because I'm doing a run-up to the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: CAPTAIN AMERICA - CIVIL WAR, which opens in the USA this Friday.
More about that in a bit, because we've other things to take care of in the meantime.
Our Hooiserland weather for today sees a let up in all the rain we had (maybe a lingering shower or two) with a high around 58 degrees, and light winds to go along with all the clouds we'll be seeing. Sorry...no sunrise, kids.
Now, let's all get ourselves a nice soothing drink to get us rolling, as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First up is our "salute" to May and all the things happening this month, such as:
All Month Long -
World Stroke Month
Date Your Mate Month
Foster Care Month
Older Americans Month
|Where's MY cape?|
National Bike Month
National Blood Pressure Month
|Ignorance leads to LOTS of problems|
National Chamber Music Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month – link
National Photograph Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
|I see shortcake in the future|
National Water Safety Month
Special weekly celebrations -
Nurse's Week - first week of month
Wildflower Week - week two
National Police Week - third week of month
*** And since we tackled the FIRST of May in Friday's blog (shame on you if you missed that), we'll move along to our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
May 2 -
---Today is NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL TRUFFLE DAY
HAVE to be square)
---And, it's NATIONAL MELANOMA MONDAY
*** Next up, we have (what else)...another shooting on the SE side of Ft. Wayne:
This took place around 0030 hrs Sunday morning in the 3300 block of Diplomat Drive (near the post office and McMillen Park).
|Hey, I didn't take the picture.|
NO information regarding suspects, vehicles...the usual.
*** And later on Sunday, around 1700 hrs, THIS story came to light:
Animal Care and Control was also dispatched, but it's unclear as to why.
*** And another woman was found dead in her apartment yesterday. Here's the story link:
It's not said HOW police and paramedics were called to the location, and the death remains suspicious. Hardly any details (as usual) have come forth yet.
Not even a SUNDAY can calm the savages in OUR part of the city, can it, mister mayor?
Good thing FWPD has Chief Hamilton on the job (yeah, right).
Whatta city..and whatta bunch of mooks.
*** Next up, some feel good stuff (for a bloody change).
Wifey and I went grocery shopping Saturday, and it wasn't long inside the store when I saw something I have not seen in DECADES...
|Where it all began and continues.|
Kandykakes (peanut butter), mini donuts, and something (new) called Bells.
HOAGIE joint (like the Blimpies they USED to have in several locations)...LOL.
After shopping (and tanking up the Wifeymobile) we stopped at Broadview Nursery (along Winchester Rd, and stocked up with flowering plants.
Sunday, we took to planting some of them...still have lots to get in the ground, but I think any frost-alerts might be over with for the season.
Here's hoping anyway.
MOTH BALLS - do a good job of keeping critters from DIGGING the crap out of the plants and killing them off. Old trick and they don't like the smell.
|"I really LIKE what you've done to this eatery"|
Sunday, I even got to feed him some bread "up close and personal".
All in all, a decent weekend, except for all the loudass boomcars that HAVE to pass our humble abode.
Nice to know the FWPD is hard at work trying to shut them up.
(anywhere but HERE, where it's needed the MOST with the noise, parking violations and such).
*** Next up, I said at the top that I was doing a run-up to the new MCU film this Friday, and so we'll have some memes that yours truly has provided as a precursor to get you all into that superhero mood.
FX channel will also be doing likewise this week, with a flick fest Saturday.
(Wifey likes that - keep me from bugging HER while she has her brain turned to mush watching BRAVO...LOL)
In so many ways, I miss the way this part of town USED to be, just 15 short years ago. We still HAD a movie house (Southtown Cinema - 2 screens, and rather LARGE ones at that). Hell, everything was better around here. It's not that we didn't have crime. We did, just a helluva lot LESS, and that was because we had a helluva lot FEWER of the WRONG people around here to commit the crime. Sorry if that appears bigoted to the libtards, but it IS what has occurred down here, and I predicted it would be getting worse (which it has over those same 15 years).
Sometimes, you really hate being RIGHT.
*** Regarding this latest Marvel superhero movie, I think I have a reason as to WHY we see Iron Man and Cap go "at it".
Iron Man 2, Stark goes before a senate sub-committee and "explains" his use of the Iron Man suit (the feds call it a "weapons system"). Stark even says to Pepper that "I'm tired of the LIBERAL AGENDA" (as he hangs a painting of Iron Man in his workshop). That clearly tells us that Tony doesn't want to play WITH the government.
So, what makes him SIDE with those same feds when the CIVIL WAR movie takes place?
Avengers 2 - The Age of Ultron, Stark creates a "sentient" machine that seeks to eliminate humankind, and as a result, a LOT of collateral damage takes place, with more than a few deaths happening.
This would weigh heavily on ANYONE, but because it's Stark, there is this sense of GUILT, and therefore thinking the government might be "right" all along would be the proper way to go, from a psychological standpoint.
Captain America (Steve Rogers) on the other hand has come to distrust the same government that created him (as was evidenced in The Winter Soldier).
Civil War is the sequel to THAT movie, and if you remember WAY back to The First Avenger, Dr. Erskine told Rogers (prior to his rebirth) "Don't be a perfect soldier...be...a GOOD MAN."
Steve has always embraced that aspect of humanity and fought FOR the side of what is good, and right, and just.
That alone creates the impetus for the conflict between Rogers and Stark.
There you go then...my "take" on WHY this happens, without any spoilers.
(not that I don't already know the ending, which deviates from the comics nicely...heh)
It doesn't ruin anything for me.
*** Last back to the "Fortress"...what the hell ever happened to those Sundays we USED to have?
We didn't NEED every store open (we stocked up DURING the week) and certainly didn't need to buy booze (that was also done the OTHER 6 days of the week...lol)
Of course, that WAS a time when we actually HAD families, and not what seems to pass for one when it comes to the unwashed masses.
What we appear to have today is more tribal than familial in nature, especially down where we live.
Hate to break it to people, but when a child used to be born "out of wedlock", they were called BASTARDS.
Sorry if that bothers some, but those were the facts.
I would say today that we do, in fact have a LOT more bastards around than in days past, and I had nothing to do with that state of affairs, and neither did you.
But, that's another post for another day, and I digress...
SUNDAY in much higher esteem when I was young. Dinner was a big deal, and my parents would have friends over now and then to join us. It was a time to be TOGETHER, and not roam around and shoot one another. Most EVERYONE went to church, too.
To say that our morality has suffered over the decades, as has our civility, and ethical behavior, would be an undertstatement.
Why people chose to change in that regard eludes me, but a deviation from such normal behaviors has definitely caused a lack of respect, as well as a lack of intelligence among some.
We may call it Sunday, but to many, it's "just another day", and that's pretty sad.
Then again, we USED to be a much better people, and for some odd reason, decided that becoming worse was "a good idea". Maybe for the few indolent morons...it is.
For everyone else, it's the wrong way to go, and the sooner a lot more folks wise up to that, the sooner this nation can back out of the cesspool of chaos and work together and move forward.
Right now, we're barely marking time (and that time waits for no one).
Stay SAFE out there, America.