Motorcycling Superheroes

Superheroes have taken the world by storm through comics, TV, and film. Most recently, fans everywhere have been enthralled in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Cinematic Universe, and a variety of TV shows based on both Marvel and DC. Often viewed as American mythology, superheroes both demonstrate an entertaining hyper-reality of action and superhuman feats while simultaneously teaching viewers about ideas of morality and community. Heroes such as Superman and Spider-Man thrill audiences as they defeat the super-villain, while pushing forth ideas such as selflessness and virtue. When it comes to motorcycles, some heroes can also teach us a thing or two about motorcycle safety.

The Rebels

Some might scoff at the idea of a superhero utilizing safety while riding a motorcycle, citing such characters as Wolverine and Ghost Rider. It is true that neither character usually wears a helmet while riding their famous motorcycles. In such case can be seen in seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine where the rough and tough mutant does battle with an element of black ops soldiers while riding a motorcycle. Not only does Wolverine not wear a helmet but he also engages in deliberately dangerous behavior, such as driving through a forest and playing chicken with Humvees.
However, Wolverine also has an incredible healing factor that allows him to survive virtually anything and Ghost Rider is literally a supernatural being who doesn’t have to concern himself with the injuries of everyday people. If they get in a crash, they are going to walk away, regardless of how fatal their injuries are. If you get in a motorcycle accident, your injuries will impact your life for a long time, if you are lucky enough to survive.

The Smart Ones

If someone were to look at the most popular motorcycle-riding superheroes today, it would have to be Captain America and Batman. Neither have supernatural powers or a rapid healing factor and thus must protect themselves from injury. In The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader rides motorcycles both as Batman and Bruce Wayne and never forgets to wear protective gear (either his armored Batsuit with Kevlar mask or an average motorcycle helmet.)
Likewise, Captain America spends much of his time in Marvel movies fighting HYDRA from a motorcycle. Cap almost always is wearing his costume as he does which consists of a Kevlar helmet and armor which protects him from harm. That being said, it’s doubtful Cap would approve of anyone else using their motorcycle as a projectile.

Conclusion

Batman, Captain America, and even Bane know the importance of protective equipment and defensive driving when riding a motorcycle. Even when fighting against crazed clowns or world domination wannabes, having a good understanding of motorcycle safety can save a life, particularly yours.

Check Out: D.I. Treasures: Army Men vs Cavemen (vs Realistic Dinosaurs)

Check Out: D.I. Treasures: Army Men vs Cavemen (vs Realistic Dinosaurs)

Check Mason Allen blog called D.I. Treasures. A great blog to go down memory lane and or looking for a good laugh. You have everything from Pez, Lego, X-men, Transformers, Plastic Army Men, ETC. Here is a post Mason made about Army Men vs Cavemen that I loved. Mostly because as a kid I would have Army Men and Dinosaurs fight each other all the time.

~Jason Bucky Roberts

D.I. Treasures: Army Men…

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Check Out: D.I. Treasures: Army Men vs Cavemen (vs Realistic Dinosaurs)

Check Out: D.I. Treasures: Army Men vs Cavemen (vs Realistic Dinosaurs)

Check Mason Allen blog called D.I. Treasures. A great blog to go down memory lane and or looking for a good laugh. You have everything from Pez, Lego, X-men, Transformers, Plastic Army Men, ETC. Here is a post Mason made about Army Men vs Cavemen that I loved. Mostly because as a kid I would have Army Men and Dinosaurs fight each other all the time.

~Jason Bucky Roberts

D.I. Treasures: Army Men…

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Check Out: D.I. Treasures: Army Men vs Cavemen (vs Realistic Dinosaurs)

Check Mason Allen blog called D.I. Treasures. A great blog to go down memory lane and or looking for a good laugh. You have everything from Pez, Lego, X-men, Transformers, Plastic Army Men, ETC. Here is a post Mason made about Army Men vs Cavemen that I loved. Mostly because as a kid I would have Army Men and Dinosaurs fight each other all the time.

~Jason Bucky Roberts

D.I. Treasures: Army Men vs Cavemen (vs Realistic Dinosaurs).

“Another recent tube o’ figs released by Imperial, it’s Army Men vs Cavemen! The army men are the plain old green army men we all know and love, nothing to get excited about.  The cavemen on the other hand are pretty neat.”

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes Ep #27 X-Men Movie Discussion, Part One

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes.

Host Chris Lockhart is joined by Erik Johnson, MissM, Brian Farrell and Richard Rehder. We discuss some comic book news then spend the rest of the episode discussing the X-Men 90’s animated series as well as the start of the X-Men film franchise (X-Men, X2 and X-Men Last Stand). But this is just part one of a two part episode discussion on the X-Men film franchise!

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes EP #17: X-MEN COMIC BOOK DISCUSSION

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes.

In this episode we discuss the X-Men Comic Book. Stay tuned for in September we will be doing an episode about comic books in other media where we will be discussing the X-Men movies and cartoons then. But for this episode it is just about the comic book. So sit back and listen to some comic book geeks talk about X-Men comic books!

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Assignment from The League: The Apocalypse & History Lesson

So this week’s blog assignment from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers’ was the topic of the Apocalypse…
Now being the nerd that I am, the first thing I thought of was X-Men’s character Apocalypse..

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After laughing a little bit, sat back for moments to rethink. Second nerd problem: thought of the TV show Supernatural and how many times that show came so close the apocalypse.

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Okay sitting back again trying to be a lil bit more serious. Third nerd problem: I thought of the TV show The X Files.

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So that’s what my struggle and  in the more rational side of my brain was trying to figure out the religious views or whatever scientific outline you can have with the apocalypse. I kept trying to think of the signs from biblical writings about the apocalypse like: boiling oceans,  raining fire, the four horsemen, ETC. But I find myself thinking about The Walking Dead and even Doctor Who.

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So with the power of Google and my history books I sat down to do some researching. Every religion and cult has their own views on how the apocalypse is going to go down. I mean the ending is always the same. But the the events and the times they start are always different. For example the cult Heaven’s Gate. For those who don’t know in about the 1970s Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles came to a conclusion or they say witnessed 11th chapter in the Book of Revelations. So they started preaching and recruiting followers ranging from Oregon all through out California and some of the other surrounding states, about the apocalyptic prophecies and what their salvation could be.

So they believe the way for salvation was supposed to transform bodies in a cocoon like state to be taken by a spaceship and the bodies can be taken to heaven. The group was called “Human Individuals Metamorphosis”. Later they changed it to “Total Overcomers Anonymous”, till finally coming out with Heaven’s Gate in the 1990s. Applegate wanted to purge them of any emotions or just any type of sexual identity that they had, also like the wear long loose fitting robes. The cult itself from got up to about 60 members, it wasn’t 1993 where the group got his popularity do to the Internet’s help spread the word. In 1997 the Hale-Bopp Comet , came in and there was rumors of a UFO that was going to traveling behind it. The group took the rumors very seriously and became convinced that this was their “salvation”. In 1997, 39 members were found dead by apparent suicide in preparation for the transition into heaven.

Another odd group is the Manson Family. Charlie Manson followed some of the teachings from Satanism and also Scientology which both have their ideas as to why the apocalypse might happen. I mean there’s a whole list of doomsday cults out there. Like the Peoples Temple aka Jonestown that either killed themselves or they killed others with the grand total of 914 death. Other one called Solar Temple that was a fusion of a few groups like the Roman Catholic Church  and New Age beliefs. Between 1995-97 combination numbers murder/suicide 74 people.
Personally I think apocalypse is what we make. There has been no signs or anything from the Bible or whatever religious book you follow. So far every mass death was caused by some crazy cult or differences between the human race.

But that’s enough of me getting on my soap box….. So here is a picture of Captain Kirk and Spock slapping each other.

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