April 2018

It’s funny, because it’s true. And how did Suicide Squad — fantastic idea, terrible execution, and geez, they could’ve simply copied the much better animated version (Batman: Assualt on Arkham) — get a better rating than Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice?

And oh yeah, was Avengers: Infinity War great! As I said earlier: “It’s The Empire Strikes Back of Avengers movies.”

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Back from “Infinity War”

by Joey deVilla on April 26, 2018

Photo: Bryan Wolfe dressed as Black Panther, posing beside Joey deVilla in front of an 'Avengers: Infinity War' poster.

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You may be wondering why I’m not in a costume, but really, I am. I cosplay as Tony Stark all the time.

Photo: Joey deVilla poses Bryan Wolfe dressed as Black Panther, along with two guys dressed as Star-Lord and Winter Soldier.

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As for Avengers: Infinity War, I’ll simply say this: it’s the Empire Strikes Back of Avengers movies.

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Infinity War!

by Joey deVilla on April 26, 2018

Found via Hydrump.

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“Looks like I dodged THAT bullet!”

by Joey deVilla on April 24, 2018

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I’m reminded of that line from one of the witches in Macbeth: “And you all know, security / Is mortals’ chiefest enemy.”

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Another term for “Alt-Right”

by Joey deVilla on April 20, 2018

Photo: Scene from 'Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live' with Kate McKinnon playing Angela Merkel: 'In America, you call it the 'alt right'. In Germany, we call it 'Why Grandpapa lives in Argentia now'.'

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Finding beauty and humor in horror

by Joey deVilla on April 18, 2018

Photo: Edward Burtynsly's photo, 'Breezewood, Pennsylvania, USA', which shows the mess of gas stations, fast food restaurants, and gift shops by the highway exit at Breezewood, PA.

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The photo above was taken by landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky, whose pieces are generally about nature transformed through industry. The photo, titled Breezewood, Pennsylvania, USA. was taken in 2008 and is from a collection titled Oil. He describes the inspiration behind Oil this way:

I began to think about oil itself: as both the source of energy that makes everything possible and as a source of dread, for its ongoing endangerment of our habitat.

There’s a certain beauty to this photo, which I stumbled across via Twitter, and you can even find humor in the responses to it. My favorite is this one:

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Seen at the office

by Joey deVilla on April 17, 2018

Photo: Office desk drawer open to reveal three bottles of salad dressing.

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This is the bottom drawer for my desk at the office. I may have a salad problem.

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