Why Tony Stark is the real bad guy of the MCU

Why Tony Stark is the real bad guy of the MCU

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the recently released “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. Also, most of this is written from my memory of these films, some of which I haven’t seen in a long time. If you are hurt and confused by my conclusions then write your own damn article.

Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped this past Saturday, and it was a charming film, but it only served to strengthen my fan theory that Tony Stark is in fact the true villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Whether, he means to be or not, Tony’s hubris both past and present have served as the catalyst for most of the conflicts facing him and the Avengers.

His tendrils have yet to make it into the ongoing Marvel space musical we’ve all come to love known as The Guardians of the Galaxy. However, somehow and someway I wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t Easter Egged in future movies that Tony or his father Howard aren’t somehow responsible for Peter Quill’s screwed up childhood. Continue reading “Why Tony Stark is the real bad guy of the MCU”

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

As a newspaper reporter I spend a lot of time in front of the computer. I am usually researching and writing stories, and when I’m not doing that, I am reading about stuff online. Usually, it is stuff that has nothing to do with my job, and is mainly of interest to me.

I’m obsessed with learning new things, so I dream of being able to speed read a book a day, hell I’d settle for even a book a week. Unfortunately, by the time I get out of work, my eyes aren’t fresh and I have to figure out a way to work out and get caught up on House of Cards. So my book reading time shrinks to about 10 minutes before bed, and maybe another 10 minutes if I have to shit more than once a day. Continue reading “Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”

The art of learning new skills for slackers: The Five Minute Solution

The art of learning new skills for slackers: The Five Minute Solution

What I am about to describe in this article is not an original idea, and they always say to give credit where credit is due. I’m not really sure who to give credit to though, or even where I got the idea from in the first place.

I can possibly pinpoint a few potential people, websites, or resources. Mainly, I am imagining I got most of this from Tim Ferriss, either from his books, blog or podcast. If none of this comes from him – then sorry bro.

The point of this entire article is to teach motivated slackers how to learn new skills, or build new habits. Continue reading “The art of learning new skills for slackers: The Five Minute Solution”

Writing what I want to write

Professionally I am a newspaper reporter, so in order to relieve stress a few years ago I started to write non-fiction. Mainly in the form of short stories, mostly some sci-fi crap with a fascination on the morbid. Hence the name of the blog Dark, Dirty, and Immature. It was meant to be the name of a forthcoming short story collection I wrote, and I planned on self-publishing online. I wrote that book probably two-years-ago, and I still haven’t finished editing or self-publishing it. One day, I think it will happen.

Then Donald Trump was elected president, and I was so horrified by this that I changed to tone and style of this blog. For whatever reason, this blog became a sounding board for my political opinions and observations. It is fun, and although I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, it felt natural to write scathing and harsh reviews of our current president and his decisions. Continue reading “Writing what I want to write”

Paris…

Paris…

Last week Donald Trump told the European Union to go fuck itself, and decided to bounce out of what is known as the Paris Climate Agreement.

Cool bro, real cool.

Well the EU is firing back, and since the president only apparently speaks for himself, they have extended an invitation to continue working with the United States to improve the climate. Except they are trying to remove the president from the picture, and go directly to the states, announcing that they want to work with governors and corporations. Continue reading “Paris…”

Trump has become religion

Trump has become religion

The more I practice mindfulness, the more I begin to recognize the irrationality of so many people, in particular as it comes to politics. This isn’t to say that I’m not prone to my own irrational behavior. I’m pretty sure that I engage in it almost everyday.

trumpocalypse-4However, practicing mindfulness is almost like being a mutant learning a superpower at the Xavier Institute. I say this because mindfulness lets you objectively look at your behavior, the behavior of others, and if you are really good stop yourself from doing dumb shit.

But most people I encounter are not mindful nor have the interest to become so. Which sometimes is frustrating to see. In particular, when it comes to Trump, and how dishonest they are willing to be to justify their support of him as president. Continue reading “Trump has become religion”

Asshole Nigel Farage Now a Person of Interest

Asshole Nigel Farage Now a Person of Interest
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There is plenty more where this came from

Asshole Nigel Farage, and candidate for most ridiculous facial expressions, is now considered a person of interest in the Trump/ Russia investigation. For those not in the loop Farage was a key player in orchestrating the Brexit movement in Britain.

The event was basically a decision by the citizens of that country to exit the European Union, and is seen as one of the biggest populist victories of the past two years. That event along with several others that happened in Europe were what initially lead me to believe that Trump would beat Hillary Clinton. Other  events include the rise in popularity by Gert Wilders and Marine Le Pen in their countries respective politics. Thankfully neither one of those assholes won their elections. Continue reading “Asshole Nigel Farage Now a Person of Interest”