Game of Thrones X-Men: Days of Future Past mash-up.
Adam’s Game of Thrones by way of Days of Future Past pin-up!
So, this was an idea that Adam was shocked - SHOCKED - had not been done yet. When it occurred to him, he scoured the Googles to see whether anybody else had done it, but nothing came up. So here he is, sitting on this goldmine idea. In case anybody isn’t getting the reference, this piece is an homage to the classic John Byrne cover to Uncanny X-Men #141 - the start of the Days of Future Past storyline. With the upcoming movie, you’ll probably be seeing this cover more often.
Adam selected Daeni, Tyrion, and Jon for the front because they seem to have the strongest “Plot Armor.” Whatever else might appear to happen to them, I suspect we’ll be seeing them through to the end of the story. Though god knows I could be wrong. That Martin SOB loves toying with our emotions.
Here’s a detail compilation of the headshots from the poster without all the postery effects:
*Original layout for the Days of Future Past cover by John Byrne*
#CancelColbert? You Must Be Joking.
“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” @ColbertReport tweeted on Thursday evening.
As a member of the Asian community, I applaud Mr. Colbert’s sensitivity. Any members of the International community who feels offended by this tweet, please visit the nearest Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation Restaurant for some Vietnamese Dog Soup with a side order of get a Fu King clue.
Those offended by the dogmeat suggestion should never read Jonathan Swift’s 1729 essay, “A Modest Proposal: For Preventing The Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being A Burden to Their Parents or Country, and For Making Them Beneficial to The Public.”
Swift said, “I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, or boiled.”
If there was Twitter or Facebook in the 1700s, it would be filled with humourless crusaders hashtagging #CancelSwift. They either didn’t know what satire is, or knowing it’s a joke, still choose to take it seriously on purpose to craft an image of superiority.
The people who were offended by the tweet need a disclaimer saying, “No animals were harmed in the production of this show” on an episode of Tom & Jerry.
If you want to fight racism, you can’t do it with a hashtag or a tweet. Racism is systemic. So to fight it, you have to dismantle the system its a part of. The system includes your beliefs, and probably your phone.
Like Einstein said, you can’t solve a problem on the same level of consciousness that created the problem.
Some people attack the system by undermining it, like Colbert did when he issued that tweet to mock the name of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation. As Chris Rock said, “Washington Redskins? That’s kinda like the New York Niggers!” A description of racism isn’t a call to practice it. Lenny Bruce said, “A description of syphilis isn’t a recommendation to get syphilis.”
People not getting it is a old problem that many satirists faced from Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain to George Carlin and Colbert. George Carlin was a Twain-level genius on deconstructing the use of language as a form of political and mental control. I didn’t even know this stuff until I listened to Carlin’s following bit.
"Lots of groups in this country want to tell you how to talk. Tell you what you can’t talk about. Well, sometimes, they’ll say, well, you can talk about something but you can’t joke about it.
Say you can’t joke about something because it’s not funny. Comedians run into that shit all the time. Like rape. They’ll say, “You can’t joke about rape. Rape’s not funny.”
I say, “Fuck you, I think it’s hilarious! How do you like that?” I can prove to you that rape’s funny. Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd. See, hey, why do you think they call him Porky, eh?
I know what you’re going to say. “Elmer was asking for it. Elmer was coming on to Porky. Porky couldn’t help himself. He got a hard-on. He got horny. He lost control. He went out of his mind.”
A lot of men talk like that. A lot of men think that way. They think it’s the woman’s fault. They like to blame the rape on the woman. They say, “She had it coming. She was wearing a short skirt.” These guys think women ought to go to prison for being cockteasers. Don’t seem fair to me. Don’t seem right, but you can joke about it. I believe you can joke about anything.”
Carlin admirer Louis C.K. echoed his hero’s sentiment in a recent Reddit AMA when a fan asked if there was any subjects that were off-topic to him. Louis replied, “Comedy is talking about everything. So… I do that.”
If you truly want to help oppressed Asians, throw away your iPhones and iPads. They’re made in Chinese factories where conditions are so shitty that they’ve installed a net around it to catch the people jumping to commit suicide. Your gadgets are made by slaves. The result of a system that actually oppresses Asian people. 18 workers tried to kill themselves and four succeeded. All so you can continue to tweet indignation on your iPhone while you take a dump.
"The howl of our faith and doubt against the darkness and silence, is one of the most awful proofs of our abandonment and our terrified, unuttered knowledge." Do you think it’s like that?—- Sister Alma (Bibi Anderson) in Persona (1966). Written & directed by Ingmar Bergman. He had girls taking selfies before it was uncool.
"He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach. They played like young cats in the dusk and he loved them as he loved the boy."—- Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea.