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Monday Meandering - 5/2/16
Can you believe its already May kids?

More importantly, can you believe we've finally gotten to Civil War week? Captain America: Civil War opens this week. Hopes are high. I've even heard the movie referred to as "The Godfather of Superhero Movies." That's high praise.

But that's next weekend.

What did I do this weekend?

Glad you asked.

Earth 2: World's End - Volume 2 - I stumbled kinda backwards into the New 52 Earth 2.  I picked up a couple of trades at the local library, liked what I saw with these reimagined characters, so I kept reading.  I read as the characters developed and grew.  I read as Darkseid returned and laid waste to Earth 2.  Seriously laid waste.  Like he destroyed it.  This trade collects the final issues of World's End and it is one of the most unrelentingly bleak mainstream comics I've ever read.  Nothing the collective heroes can do is enough to stop Darkseid.  It's an unpleasant way to say goodbye to characters I've become invested in, but it's a bold take from DC. 

The Breakfast Club - Saturday night we watched this teen classic with my soon-to-be teen sons.  I haven't watched Breakfast Club all the way through since probably 1986.  The movie holds up and it was really like catching up with old friends.  Of course, I had to ask myself if I'd become my dad.  The answer?  Probably in some ways.

Veep - The wife and I watched the first episodes of the new season last night.  This show continues to be a beautifully profane take on American politics.  It's also been damn near prophetic in some of its takes.  If the current election cycle ends in an electoral tie, well, we need to put Veep's writers in charge of everything.
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