I repeat, never change, Bobby. #comics #xmen
Sport Science S02E11: World’s Toughest Woman (June/21/2009)
"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could break your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."
but women can’t be superheroes
Hey, it’s Gina Carano.
I still wish she was going to be Wonder Woman.
The Movie Fighters Kickstarter is trucking right along! It’s Day 3, and we’re only a few hundred dollars away from our halfway point!
It’s worth noting that as of right now, SEVEN of the eight “You Tell Us What To Watch” rewards ($100) have been claimed, which is a truly terrifying prospect. There’s one left, so if you want to get it and have us watch, I don’t know, Big Trouble In Little China or something, that would probably balance out the sheer horror that we’re undoubtedly facing from the others. Someone even said they’d make us watch Frozen.
Also, over 40 people have signed on for the special LIVE EPISODE tier, where you can watch along with Matt and I as we watch Shaft (2000), where Samuel L. Jackson throws a police badge like a ninja star in what is unquestionably the greatest scene in cinema! Keep in mind that we won’t be releasing this episode anywhere else (or recording it at all, I don’t think), although we will try to work out a good time for everyone who donates so everyone can watch it as it goes. The only way to get it is to hand over that sweet, sweet cash!
Thanks for getting us up to three grand so fast, folks. Here’s hoping we can make the rest of the goal soon!
A few hours later, and we’re inches away from halfway. All the “tell us what to watch” rewards are gone (the last taken by the ominous Senator Robert Kelly).
Thanks for the support, everyone! Please keep sharing and linking, and hopefully we’ll get there!
“There’s just no earthly reason to need to dumb down or compromise these characters to appeal to some imagined Muscle Milk & Bud Light fringe contingent who would support these properties if only they were brought down to their pathetic level. That’s not some nerdy, pent up jock hate, either. I just personally imagine that the same person who would rather read or watch a superhero who kicks the shit out of someone doing graffiti is someone who would think it was a good idea to get their protein for the day in while knocking back beer that tastes like stale water. Captain America wouldn’t be more interesting if he were a jerk. He’d just appeal to more people who don’t need superheroes in the first place. Superheroes are supposed to save us, not reinforce how shitty some of us are. It’s okay to admit that we want more from fiction. Real life isn’t so hot, guys. Turn on the news. There’s no weakness in acknowledging a need for heroes who are better than us. It gives us something to reach for.”
— My dude Dom Griffin dropped the best piece that simultaneously tackles what makes Superman, Captain America, and John Cena great today.