Captain America: Civil War review – an aspartame rush8 hours ago
Entertaining mayhem ensues when some of the Avengers reject government oversight following a botched operation
Should the Avengers be nationalised? This is the explosively controversial idea that ignites a civil war among their ranks in this exciting superhero extravaganza. Its crazily surreal, engaging and funny in the best Marvel tradition, building to a whiplash-twist reveal that sports with the ever-present idea of duplicity and betrayal within the Avengers ranks themselves.
The innumerable civilian deaths and collateral damage that always follow the Avengers spectacular city-pulverising showdowns have become impossible to ignore and now the Avengers are faced with having to submit to UN political oversight and control.
After a catastrophic Avengers action in Lagos that resulted in Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) inadvertently trashing part of a building and killing innocent people, a political summit in Vienna is convened in which the Avengers must sign away their superheroic independence. Its an unthinkable humiliation the superhero equivalent of the Treaty of Versailles. And some of them arent having it.
Captain America (Chris Evans) makes a stand for the Avengers autonomy. Lining up behind him are the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Scarlet Witch.
But ranged against him, deciding to go along with the new political reality, is Tony Stark, otherwise known as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), and joining him are War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Vision (Paul Bettany).
But wait. However real these divisive issues are, might they have been deliberately triggered by a sinister German agent, persuasively played by Daniel Brhl, who sets out to exploit the dangerous, destructive potential within Winter Soldier a dark secret dating back to a 1991 Russian military experiment revealed in flashback?
Read more: www.theguardian.com
Olympic debut will stimulate surfing ‘legit, ‘ says US surfer Lakey Peterson8 hours ago
( CNN) Surfer Lakey Peterson has a natural instinct for competitiveness — something which she is hoping to display at the Olympics in 2020.
cleaning out my funny pictures folder … errr I mean dumperino( or something)Yesterday
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Barack Obama is paired with Shrek and world leaders in these amazing fanficsYesterday
So if you’ve ever read a fanfic( and we’re guessing many of you have ), you are likely familiar with the word OTP. If you haven’t, and you’re like “What in the hell does that even mean? ” we’ll break it down for you: It entails “one true pairing, ” or, two characters you can’t get enough of together( think Mulder and Scully ).
The beautiful thing about fic is that its writers can create pairings of any kind, and there are no limits to who can fill those slots. Always wished for Harry and Hermione to get together? Go for itthat’s called Harmony. Believe that Sherlock and John Watson are an obvious couple waiting to happen? That’s Johnlock.
Always thought that Obama and Harry Styles were just dying to bang? That’s Hobama.
There is actually a lot of Obama fanfic out there. So much so, in fact, that the some of the pairings people think up for the president had now become sort of a delightful running joke in the fic community. Enjoy a few of our favorites, won’t you?
Obama x Vladmin Putin
Why: Because of pics like the above, we reckon. Key moments :
-Obama yelling “God bless America” at his moment of pleasure.
-Putin getting super tsundere over his romantic moments with the president.
-Obama getting super swoony over Putin after he moves into the same neighborhood. What if Vlad likes him too, omg ?
Obama x Harry Styles
Why: Why not. Key moments :
-Harry standing in the Oval Office wearing a silk negligee.
-Obama comparing his orgasm to the thrill of putting the country in debt.
-Obama confessing to Harry that they’ve been found out by the First lady after she goes through Obama’s phone to find his sexts.
Obama x Justin Trudeau
Why: Just look at them.
Key moments :
-Comparing Justin Trudeau to a Backstreet Boys member.
-Obama get high with Trudeau while reminiscing about his lurid past.
-Learning that Obama’s mouth savor like cigarettes and lemons.
Obama x Shrek
Why: We still don’t know. Key moments :
-Obama telling Shrek that the safe term is volcano.
-Shrek’s member being referred to as a love wand.
-Breaking the fourth wall about going down on Shrek.
Obama x Kim Jong Un
Why: World leaders can truly understand one another. Key moments :
– North Korea’s leader calling Obama “senpai.”
– Learning that Obama’s Tinder username is BigBlackPimp_6 9.
-Finding out that Obama apparently calls his bed a swamp.
Obama x hot dog
Why: … Key moment :
-Obama realizing that his life could go no farther until he had made love to a hot dog.
Closure at last: there will be no Friends reunion, so let’s deal with it | Anne T Donahue2 days ago
Its time for us obsessives to do as the cast has, and move on
Our obsession with Friends is real and ongoing. Almost as real as our obsession with a Friends reunion. Those of us high on 90s-era nostalgia, our debates on whether Ross and Rachel were on a break (it was bad form on Rosss part, but they totally were), and cries of Chanandler Bong want nothing more than to see our favourite sitcom characters appear onscreen together again. Even if it wont be in the form of an actual special. And even if the stars of that show dont feel the same way.
Last week, Matthew Perry laid down the facts during his appearance on Graham Norton, making it very clear that what we wanted to be a Friends reunion is ultimately just the cast participating in a larger TV event. Its not the reunion everyone is hoping for – they are celebrating Jim Burrows, who was a director of Friends, he explained (crushing all of our spirits). The other five are going to be on this special and I am going to introduce them from London. Im doing a play here so I cant be there.
So its not going to happen, and its all kind of a buzzkill. Why, 12 years after the series ended, are some people still so thirsty for a Friends reunion? Especially as we know the show was a beautiful, terrible lie. Life doesnt actually look that way, friend groups should never be that insular, and Gunther was absolutely a predator. And despite knowing this, a Friends reunion is relentlessly discussed.
Just so were clear, this isnt an anti-Friends manifesto. As a teen (and beyond), I lived for Rosss whining, Rachels short-lived quest for closure, Phoebes attempts to seduce and break Chandler, and the stark realisation that beef doesnt belong in the trifle. Friends is magical, and its funny, and I will never deny the lasting impact on anyone who believed they could also afford a Manhattan apartment by the age of 25. (I will also never forget watching Monica and Chandlers wedding episode while my own friends bleached my hair, but thats a story for another day.) Ive written endlessly about Friends and why it still matters, but you cant force six people to recapture fictional magic. It will never be 1994 again.
Heartbreakingly, Friends is just a TV show, starring a cast whove since moved on, the way all actors should. And if were all riding the reunion train, there were other shows within that era that depicted the realities of adulthood in equally heartwarming and hilarious ways that deserve just as much reunion rallying. In Murphy Brown, Candice Bergens character navigated the ins and outs of being a woman in the male-dominated sports industry, while Newsradio embodied the camaraderie of the broadcasting world (before the broadcasting world changed so dramatically). Ally McBeal at least in the first few seasons delivered a trailblazing heroine who refused to be defined by her wardrobe (or the ability to see dancing babies), and My So-Called Life ended after only a season and some of us arent over that and feel like we deserve more. (Im hoping youre reading this, Claire Danes.)
To acknowledge these facts doesnt mean we have to love Friends any less. To accept that the show is over for ever doesnt mean we dont value Ross, Rachel and the rest of the gang, or that we need to stop screaming Pivot! any time we help a pal move. Instead, acknowledging the spoils of 90s series that were equally impactful will help us all see Friends for what it is: a terrific TV show. But to hold it up as the perfect encapsulation of 90s culture makes just as much sense as introducing ourselves to prospective employers today by telling them about what marks we got in year 10 maths.
The cast has grown beyond it. Our society has grown beyond it. In 2016, Monica and Rachel would need about six more roommates, and theyd probably need to work two jobs. We dont need to see them outside the bubble of the mid-1990s especially since they themselves dont seem particularly jazzed to reunite. Maybe Drake said it best: no new Friends. Not when weve already got 10 series of perfection.
Read more: www.theguardian.com
This Artist Draws Whatever His Followers Ask Him, And The Result Is Genius2 days ago
A lot of us have loads of creative ideas but absence the artistic skills to fulfill them. One Belarusian comics artist, however, gives life to his followers’ supposes in the best way. Chilik depicts everything his fans request, and the images are so unexpected, he likely catches their sense of humor completely off-guard.
From reversing the roles of people and chess pieces to an Italian loneliness, the majority of members of these concepts are pretty abstract and give Chilik plenty to work with. And he delivers. Every. Single. Time. Scroll down to check out his humorous take over reality and vote for your favorite pieces!