Bad Rap Lyrics Vol. 10

"I got soccer moms paying for cock."

Ghostface Killah, New God Flow

Most unbelievable thing ever said…ever.

Kids now-a-days wouldn’t even dream of writing on their shoes. View high resolution

Kids now-a-days wouldn’t even dream of writing on their shoes.

Hodgy Beats - Karateman

Rick Ross x Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Rick Ross x Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.
Andy Warhol, artist

The Hundreds x SSUR - When Streetwear Collabs Go Bad

Most disappointing streetwear collaboration in a minute?  Did two companies really need to come together to put one word on a t-shirt and two logos on the back?  These are both rhetorical questions as there is only one real answer here.

Bad Rap Lyrics Vol. 9

"I keep it 300 like the Romans."

Kanye West, Black Skinhead

Somewhere King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans that gave up their lives are spinning in their ancient graves.

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition.  I miss Japanese arcades. View high resolution

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition.  I miss Japanese arcades.

Nike Roshe Run FB “Orange Leopard”

Next shoe to add to the collection?  Yes.  Yes indeed.

Iron Man 3 vs. Iron Man the Comic

I’m a little on the late side, but I finally got around to seeing Iron Man 3.  It’s a good movie and the best Iron Man film in my opinion, but it’s something you will probably want to kill with fire if you’re an Iron Man comics purist.  And let’s face it…there are a lot of people like that in the world.  

Iron Man 3 is based on the 2004 Iron Man storyline “Extremis”, keywords based on.  There are some important differences, however, plus a key change to a major Iron Man villan that set this Iron Man apart from his comic version.

DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE FUCKING MOVIE!!!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!

Iron Man (the comics)

Extremis - a virus created by two scientists that alters the repair center in a person’s brain and gives them super powers, including but not limited to super healing, super strength, and the ability to breath fire. 

Mallen - a guy who’s part of a military militia who takes the Extremis virus and goes on a rampage through southeastern America.  He wants revenge on the US government for a raid that resulted in the deaths of his parents.  He’s the main antagonist of the story.

Aldritch Killian - one of the scientists who created Extremis.  Kills himself early in the story.

Maya Hansen - the other scientist who created Extremis.  She sets the story in motion by giving the serum to the militia to test it’s capabilities as a weapon.  She’s also an ex-lover of Tony’s and get’s arrested by the military at the end of the story.

Tony Stark - undergoes Extremis treatment to be able to defeat Mallen.  Also has a drinking problem.  Taking Extremis gives him the ability to command his suit  independent of himself, interface with machines and hack shit.

Pepper Potts - non existant in the story.

The Whole Story - A militia group get’s its hands on Extremis.  One of the people, Mallen, uses it and gets super powers.  He goes on a tear through the midwest (Texas area) before running into Iron Man.  He kicks the shit out of Iron Man.  Iron Man, realizing he is not powerful enough to beat Mallen, uses Extremis and becomes much stronger.  He also has the ability to interface with machines and command his suit.  He meets up with Mallen again and defeats him.  Then he has to blow off his head as a mercy killing.  Oh, and they retell Iron Man’s origin story in the middle of all that…

Iron Man 3

Extremis - a virus created by two scientists that alters the repair center in a person’s brain and gives them super powers, including but not limited to super healing, super strength, and the ability to breath fire. 

Mallen - nobody named Mallen actually exists in this movie but…

Aldritch Killian - instead of being one of the creators of Extremis, Killian in the movie is the head of AIM.  He supports Maya Hansons’s research and takes Extremis himself, getting all the powers of Mallen from the comic book.  

Maya Hansen - creator of the Extremis virus.  She works with Killian who funds her research.  She is also an ex-lover of Tony’s like in the comic.  Unlike in the comic book, though, she is killed by Killian after she tries to save Tony Stark by threatening to kill herself.

Tony Stark - Tony does not use the Extremis virus in the movie like he does in the comics.  Instead he implants himself with the technology needed to control his Iron Man armor remotely at the beginning of the movie.  He still interfaces with computers and shit the regular way.  He also suffers from PTSD.

Pepper Potts - gets kidnapped by Killian and injected with the Extremis virus, giving her super powers (that are maybe taken away at the end of the movie…).

The Mandarin - not even a part of the original Extremis storyline, the Mandarin in the comics is one of Tony Stark’s most feared villans.  He controls 10 rings of alien origin that allow him to control people’s minds as well as the elements and other shit.  In the movie, however, the Mandarin turns out to be a drug addicted British actor named Terrance who is merely playing a role created by Killian.

The Whole Story - At a conference in Switzerland in 1999, Tony Stark bangs Maya Hansen (a scientist working on regenerative serum) and stands up Aldritch Killian on a hotel rooftop after promising to meet with him.  In 2013, a terrorist known as the Mandarin attacks various places around the US.  Iron Man issues a challenge to the Mandarin and gives him his home address.  Meanwhile, Maya Hansen shows up and warns him that her boss, Killian, is working for the Mandarin.  Tony’s house get’s blown up, and he flies to the mid-west to figure out the mystery behind the Mandarin’s bombings.  Later he learns that the Mandarin is a drug addicted actor and the real person behind the Mandarin is Killian, who has taken the Extremis virus and created and army of Extremis powered soldiers.  He plans to kill the president and sell his serum to the US (who would be run by the more sympathetic vice president).  He also kidnaps Pepper Potts and injects her with Extremis.  Tony and War Machine (now Iron Patriot) attack Killian on a boat.  Pepper “dies”, but having been injected with Extremis she survives and comes back just in time to kill Killian.

Even if you’re a comic book purist I suggest you go see this movie.  Just think of it like Marvel’s version of The Dark Knight or the Dark Knight Rises.