Pokémon Red & Blue Appreciation Post
[Robert] Clark Gregg is awesome. He directed and wrote the film adaptation of the book “Choke” by Chuck Palahniuk, who my fellow English majors will know as the author behind the book “Fight Club” (yes, the book that the movie “Fight Club” is based off of). “Choke” starred Sam Rockwell (Hammer in Iron Man 2, and some awesome dudes from too many movies to choose from), Anjelica Huston (Morticia Addams in the “The Addams Family” 1991, my born year, best year Lol), and Kelly Macdonald (Merida from “Brave” [hands down one of the dopest/most awesome Disney characters ever], Helena Ravenclaw from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”, Margaret Schroeder from “Boardwalk Empire”). Clark Gregg most importantly for me as a comic geek is Agent Phil Fucking Coulson, who was such a boss in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Avengers, a series of Marvel short films, and the “Ultimate Spider-Man” cartoon that Marvel put him into the actual comic books and practically made him the star of the upcoming TV show “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” once again directed by Joss Whedon, one my personal comic/sci-fi heroes when it comes to my inspirations for being a comic book writer/screenwriter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Toy Story, Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel’s The Avengers, Astonishing X-Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, Angel: After the Fall and Runaways). AND Clark Gregg is married to Jennifer Grey who I think is one of the sexiest women ever, known for playing Ferris Bueller’s sister Jeanie in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and Frances “Baby” Houseman in “Dirty Dancing” (“Nobody puts Baby in a corner”?, Patrick Swayze?). From seeing his interviews and reading his different bios of a simple guy from Boston coming from a family who’s dad was an Episcopal minister and professor, Clark Gregg is an awesome example of an average dude doing it big in the world. Definitely inspirational. Fuck yea, Clark Gregg.
The media’s repeated scapegoating of the Muslim population and its continual ‘clash of civilisations’ narrative must be challenged. It is time we recognise and fight against the distorted depictions of Muslims we see every day in the media. When a Muslim murders a white man it is denounced as terrorism and considered worthy of rolling news coverage but when a Muslim is killed in a racist attack, like the one on 75 year-old Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham earlier this month, it is treated as a one-off murder and largely ignored. These blatant double standards are not acceptable.