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Magneto And Titanium Man

Comment(s):   I began collecting Marvel Comics back in the early 1960’s.  Back then, it was pretty much, Superman / Batman (DC super-heroes), Sgt. Rock (military), or Archie / Betty & Veronica (“girl’s” comics).  Then along came Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Marvel super-heroes from 1961 onward – and the rest is history.  My best recollection is that I started collecting comics about 1963.  Above is the live version of a song which came out in 1975 on the Wings’ “Venus and Mars” album.  It turns out that Paul McCartney was also a BIG Marvel comics fan and he based this song off of a comic cover he liked.  The first time I heard this song, I KNEW eventually the film industry would be able to capture and express the imagination of all the bookworms and nerds who grew up reading comic books.  I didn’t realize it would take almost another 30 years before the release of “Ironman” – which would finally dawn of the modern age of comic book superheroes and present their “mythology” on the big screen for the average person.  We had a boat load of “almost’s”:  like Superman and Batman movies, the Hulk, Flash, Aquaman, and Spider-Man TV series, and then later movies of “Spawn”, “Blade”, etc, which were viewed as more horror genre than superhero genre, but the special-effects were advancing steadily towards what we have today.   Anyway, I absolutely knew in my bones that what today we call “nerd-dom” or “nerd-hood” was coming, and that it would take over popular movie culture.
The video above captures the energy of a Wings “live” performance of the song, even if not the studio / music artistry of Paul McCartney and the album version.  Funnily enough, I had a very similar feeling when I finished reading the second Harry Potter book and thought: “Someday, this is going to make a great series of movies!”  Now, if I could only predict Lottery numbers…
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Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality.  No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.  By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized but yet ought to be actualized.  Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities.  By making him aware of what he can be and of what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true.
   ―     Viktor E. Frankl
From his book:  “Man’s Search for Meaning
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On This Day In:
2019 Duration Unknown
Day 6: Almost There
2018 Just Trying To Be Me
Day 39: Half This Game Is 90% Mental
2017 A Letter To 45
Some Small Place
2016 REDs
2015 Cities
2014 Still
2013 Dare = Hope
2012 Check My Math
2011 Just Asking

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