Just in case you missed the title, this is a mostly spoiler-filled conversation about Captain America: Civil War. I will leave some things out just to tease or whet your appetite. The opening paragraphs are safe.

So we’ve had time to digest the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe offering, Captain America: Civil War. Unlike the last Avengers movie, this one had the humor toned down while delivering adult situations. The direction Russo brothers did a great job this time around and I’m not afraid that Joss Whedon is out of the picture.

Civil War literally felt like it could be the next Avengers movie or the fourth Iron Man film. Easily. Most of the gang is all here and they are all featured equally.  But no, this is Cap’s third film. A film that showcases his character so much better than the previous two films. It shows us who exactly the man, Steve Rogers is. Not to mention a fine role that helped propel Chris Evans into the spotlight beyond the quirky stupid Johnny Storm from those Fantastic Four films.

As is the case, in Civil War, events occur that split the team down the middle in opinion.  To be honest, it’s a pretty tough call whose side to pick. I think.  But this film plays into the comic book fan’s pipe-dream to see how our heroes would stack up if they had to go head-to-head against each other.  Heck I remember when I played Dungeons and Dragons, I would clone the characters and have them face off with their (evil?) doppelgangers. We are always curious.

Any way…

In the film something happens that ignites the world’s opinion in wanting to be able to control The Avengers so they don’t just decide, willy nilly, where to go and who to beat down. They leave too much collateral damage in their wake.

Some of the Avengers think it is a good idea, plus, inevitable, considering their track record. Others think they need the freedom to go where they feel they are needed.

“If I see something happening, I can’t stand idly by.”  Or something like that in this paraphrased quote of Steve Rogers.

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To be honest this is a tough one to call. Stank, I mean Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) (You will get that reference if you saw the movie) thinks they need oversight and tries to get ahead of the curve by signing on so that he can help formulate the rules that will govern the Avengers more to their liking as time goes on.

But Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) cannot go along with it. He almost does but every time he considers it, something pops making this agreement look more like big brother than a mature assembly of overseers for the group.

Personally, I see wanting to sign up and getting on board to get ahead of the game, but to be honest, how would things be any different when the Earth is threatened by other evil forces? Wouldn’t this controlling committee go ahead and send the Avengers in any way?

And even if this oversight committee is there, one quote in the film questions that if the Avengers are in such total control of their group, do they even know where Thor or The Hulk are right now?

Oooh, good question. But then again, who would be able to tell either of these what to do, if they are needed?

And then there’s the threat that Steve Rogers is trying to head off, but because Tony and his lemmings are so intent on playing along with this superhero accord that they completely ignore the fact that there are five more “Winter Soldiers” out there that Rogers and his troupe are going after. Plus knowing there were five more Winter Soldiers out there truly upped the ante at first.

Come on, seriously?

Any way, as a comics reader, I loved loved loved Iron Man and did not care at all about Captain America. But these films have made Captain America more than what he was in the pages of the past, making him a true hero. Rogers is someone I am starting to like more than I do Tony Stark.  But read on and I’ll explain that in a bit.

Here’s a bonus bit… I like how ABCs Agents of SHIELD had a connective story piece that tied it to the movie.

I also love how they’ve taken several characters who had raw talent in spandex and updated them for the movies with armor of one kind or another. It’s been done tastefully so as to not overshadow the change itself from the original spandex-wearing characters in the comics.

So here’s what I felt about each character and a few moments that popped up, alluding to other things I saw.  Ready? MAJOR SPOILERS coming at you.

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Samsung S6 Boot Up Locked Phone

The other day my Samsung S6 froze up on me and I could not turn it on or off. Find out how I rescued myself and how I fixed by Samsung S6.

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The other day I was watching a video that I had downloaded from Amazon (because Netflix does not have that option), paused it, turned off the Bluetooth connection to my Beats by Dre Wireless Studio headset and put the phone down. About half an hour later I picked it up to make a phone call but the screen was black and the phone was completely unresponsive. It would not respond to any button push, at all. Even when I held the power button for more than 30 seconds! Oh but what to do.

A quick web search got me these options!

I found the following suggestions and tried them in the order presented, until I got to #4: (Disclaimer: GET A MAGNIFYING GLASS, just in case)

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EXTINCTION END by Nicholas Sansbury, A Book Review

April 28, 2016

Extinction End is the fifth and final title in the Extinction Cycle series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. – You’ve seen my take on the first four books in the series, as Sansbury doled out a tale of scientific horror stemming from the military’s desire to get the upper hand on our enemy by trying to […]

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Is WB Giving Up On DC Comic Book Movies After BvS?

April 12, 2016

WB IS Thinking About Releasing Fewer Comic Book Movies, or at least that’s the rumor right now. So while Batman v Superman is still clawing its way up the box office ladder, people have raised an eyebrow about Snyder’s visual treatment of the film but it is not failing at the box office. In fact, […]

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STARBUCKS Reminds Us About Their Diminished Rewards Program

April 11, 2016

I received an email from Starbucks reminding me about the short end of the stick they’re giving their customers concerning their rewards program. I mean seriously, a while back, I wrote about how Starbucks ( Starbucks must think we are idiots ) announced that we, the customers, asked for a change to the program where […]

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Get The Best Price And Best Gasoline For Your Gas Mileage

March 17, 2016

Check out how I saved between $30 to $60 on gasoline in the last month! And how you can save around $700 a year on fuel. And what I learned along the way about gasoline quality! – I don’t know if you’ve noticed but gas prices are starting to climb again. All because OPEC or […]

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THE LAST SURVIVORS, A Book Review

March 7, 2016

The Last Survivors, written by T.W. Piperbrook and Bobby Adair is yet another post-apocalyptic tale told in the time after a great infection takes humanity and converts people to hungry, stinking, rotting human eaters. But it’s been such a long time (300 years) since, that humanity has devolved beyond all technology as we live off […]

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Can We Trust Hillary Clinton In Office And With Our Country’s Secrets?

February 29, 2016

Disclaimer: It’s not that I like or dislike Hillary Clinton. She’s a politician, and I’ll leave it at that. My issue is that I have zero respect for her after the debacle with the classified email server scenario on her home’s personal computer. It seems that they found thousands of emails on her computer, some […]

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STARBUCKS Must Think We Are Idiots

February 23, 2016

Starbucks is changing their rewards program. You know the one, where getting 12 stars can get you a Starbucks freebie. According to Starbucks, they are instigating the #1 member-requested update. Or an exciting new program! (For them). That update is to make us pay a hell of a lot more before we can redeem a […]

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Book Review, AFTER THE CURE, by Deirdre Gould

February 17, 2016

After The Cure is a post-apocalyptic story written by Deirdre Gould. In this particular story I finally found a new twist of sorts in how humanity failed while being told this tale in a seemingly different style than most writers practice. – Imagine if you will a deadly virus that removes your predatory filters, making […]

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Facebook Doesn’t Care What You Want…

February 9, 2016

It’s Official, Facebook Could Give A Shit About What We Want or to be pragmatic, it just seems that we keep getting the short end of the stick while Facebook works at continually transforming their social media platform into a powerhouse of profit for them. – I say it’s official, but seriously, there are a […]

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Super Bowl Activities This Week in SF

February 1, 2016

It is crazy to see the number of events going on in association with the 2016 edition of the Super Bowl here in San Francisco, but here it is…  check out everything that’s going in in the Bay Area, associated with the big game There’s a little bit of something for everyone, everywhere!: SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS […]

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Why Stay With Verizon When T-Mobile Offers Free Streaming?

January 20, 2016

I don’t know where my brain has been but the other night I walked past a T-Mobile cellular store here in Morgan Hill and I saw a sign on the store front that said I could get free Netflix and HBO streaming without it costing me and taking up my bandwidth, unlike my Verizon account, […]

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Facebook Like And Share Farming Helps Spread Malware

January 19, 2016

So there it was, the biggest lottery in human history about to take place, and suddenly there are a few viral posts going around on Facebook where someone posts a picture of lottery tickets, then they say if you like, comment and share the post, they will share the winnings with you. OK, let’s rip […]

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Google Maps Has Found A New Way To Get Your Location Out Of You

January 18, 2016

Over the years Google Maps has pretty much become the default mapping app that most folks use these days. So too, have I become accustomed to the process of using Google Maps. Let’s face it, compared to the other processes, they do have a smoother interaction and usually, superior results. As of a year or […]

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Book Review, EXTINCTION CYCLE Series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

January 18, 2016

The Extinction Cycle series, written by Nicholas Sansbury Smith chronicles the tale of when man tinkers a little too much with the nature of the beast and pays an ugly price for it. That price being a predatory plague set upon the world that threatens all of humanity. – The story starts in book one, […]

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David Bowie Died And We Let It Happen

January 12, 2016

Embed from Getty Images – David Bowie succumbed to cancer at the age of 69 and he died because we let it. We let it because not enough people care enough to donate to the fight against cancer (The ugly C) while it continues to do its thing. What kind of cancer David died from […]

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Huge SPAM Email Source Alert Warning – Background Investigation Sites

January 8, 2016

A few weeks ago I was reading an online article talking about one online background investigation website that seems extremely thorough in the records it can dig up about you. The reporter at the time was surprised/impressed or shocked at how much dirt they dug up on his own test of the site. I got […]

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