Does anyone actually need to make that case? Are there actually people out there who look back at the last 12 years of the MCU and think Kevin Feige doesn't know how to portray heroes??
Btw, here's an excerpt from a Stan Lee interview around the time the first Thor movie came out:
Lee’s literary approach — and his desire to depict his heroes’ private lives — profoundly altered comics. Spider-Man suffers a teen’s social travails. Iron Man battles his demon addiction. Lee says he was guided by intimate questions: “What did they do when they weren’t fighting supervillains? Where did they live? . . . What were their hopes, dreams, aspirations, as well as their frustrations?”
He believes passionately that many people like their superheroes to have depth, to have vulnerability, to have flaws — to be vexed beneath the spandex.
“For a long time, there was no personal involvement with some of the superheroes,” Lee says. “I’d read books and Dickens always had interesting characters. Mark Twain had interesting characters — so did Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Arthur Conan Doyle, who created the greatest fictional character of all in Sherlock Holmes.
“I wanted to write the kind of dialogue that would give the character personality."
Well, over and above that, closed ranks is not unique to police or to Boston. And it isn't remotely new. Do we even need to go over the history?
So, look, it's heinous, but it doesn't to me say anything about the police per se, or about Boston. It shows primarily that institutions cannot be relied upon to discipline themselves.
In other news...while we love to hate Marjorie Taylor Greene, can we also muzzle Maxine Waters? Cripes, that asinine comment of hers could *readily* result in a retrial. Judge denied a motion for a mistrial, but conceded they could be grounds for overturn on appeal. NOT what *anyone* needs here.
Someone said it earlier...I'd hate being on this jury.
Studies from the Starlord Research Institute (SRI) show that stupid people have remarkably strong immune systems. Our scientists theorize that 'stupid people' immune response has adapted to keep the stupid gene alive.
I had my second shot yesterday (Pfizer). I woke up this morning with chills, fatigue, and general aches and pains--not incapacitating, but I can barely focus enough to play with chemicals. At least that means my immune system is doing its job!