DC Entertainment (aka DC Comics) has decided to step up for aid to Africa with their We Can Be Heroes Campaign. Essentially they are putting the Justice League Superheroes (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.) up front to drive awareness and raise money for famine relief in the Horn of Africa.
Better still they are matching funding dollar for dollar for the first $1 million.
And while this isn’t time for my typical charity drive, I am doing a special one off this week on Google Plus. For those on Google Plus who want to help, click here to see my post there, and then share it. For every share of that post I get this week, I’ll donate $1 up to $500 total.
So it seems that there are some American comic fanboys upset that an American icon like Superman is being cast by British actor, Henry Cavill. Henry was incredible as Duke of Suffolk, Charles Brandon in the Showtime series (I believe being rerun on BBC), The Tudors. And according to my wife, he is good eye candy so he has that going for him too.
Most of you may not get the “Jersey” line but Henry is actually from the island of Jersey. Not New Jersey, but one of the Channel Islands, part of the Crown Dependencies of Britain. Now here is where it gets confusing for an American. I learned long ago the differences between England, the United Kingdom and Great Britain. For those of you who did not, our friend Duncan recently reposted this video explaining it all. (Take note Friggin Loon. When you steal content from the Mad Hatters, at least give them credit..haha).
Here’s the confusing part for me. Many Americans might call Henry an “English Actor” but he is not from England so he cannot be. Yet, even the UK paper, the Guardian, confuses us even more when they refer to him as such. As in this article saying “As long ago as 2005, the Twilight author, Stephanie Meyer, was talking up Cavill’s abilities: “I feel really passionately about him getting the role,” she said, but the part eventually went to another English actor, Robert Pattinson.
Now that we have determined he is a British actor and not an English one, should either really matter when you are playing an alien who lives in the United States and was co-created by a Canadian?? Then again, would anyone in the UK be upset if an American played James Bond with a decidedly English accent?
So actor Nicolas Cage has decided that despite his financial issues and inability to reign in his purchases, he would prepare for his final resting place the best way he saw fit. By purchasing a mausoleum in Louisiana shaped like a Pyramid.
It is no secret that old Nic fancies the man in tights either. He wanted to play the title role when the Superman franchise was remade and his fanboy love drove him to name his son Kal-el (Superman’s real name from Krypton). I am all for preparing so your family isn’t stuck with the bill and you can make sure your final wishes are fulfilled. But, couldn’t you sort out some of your financial mess first. I guess whatever he spent is just a drop in the bucket of the $14 million in taxes he currently owes.
It’s interesting when you get a huge spike in hits to find out the cause. Fellow blogger Robert at Fundamental Jelly always is talking about how an innocent mention of gall bladder in one of his posts has turned his site into the leading purveyor of news on the medical condition.
Do I get the people looking for medical advice…no, I get the porn addicts. A few weeks ago I posted a story about Joe Shuster, the creator of Superman, falling on hard times. In order to make ends meet, he started drawing racy, fetish cartoons for a magazine called NIGHTS OF HORROR.
Well it seems like the phrase “Nights of Horror” is very popular search term the past two days and they all seem to want to check it out. So all you pervs…here again is the link to the site.