Name: Ian Blagden


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    August 24, 2013 2:36 am @SailorKrypton: While you are, of course, perfectly entitled to be offended, as a fellow Canadian I think you may be misinterpreting the article and the comments. Personally, and perhaps I am just naive, I take most of the jokes here as being pretty innocent, and certainly not indicative of contempt or hatred. Usually when Josh or someone else on the site makes a joke about Canada or Canadians it seems to me that they are poking fun at the stereotypes as opposed to seriously criticizing the country or its inhabitants. As to people being upset about the JLA becoming the JLC I think most people, myself included, aren't so much upset as a little baffled. A country like Canada which is generally considered to be in the mid range in terms economic, military, and political power and a population of only 33 million seems like an odd place for a team like the JLA to set up in (especially since most of the members are from the US). Other teams like the JLI or JLE have had much larger jurisdictions in terms of population. That being said I am interested to see how it turns out, and if it is really an accurate depiction of Canada or another Alpha Flight. Finally as a Canadian I tend to observe my fellow countrymen and women mocking the United States on a regular basis, often characterizing them as ignorant gun nuts and hate mongers. Unlike jokes about hockey or saying "eh" I think these stereotypes are actually quiet offensive. Now obviously you didn't make any of these jokes in your post and I don't mean to imply that you do elsewhere, but in terms of mocking nationalities I think Canadians give as good as they get.
    August 23, 2013 1:10 pm With this and Ben Affleck as Batman I think DC might just be messing with us...
    July 3, 2013 9:23 pm New York State should do a Batman plate with "Criminals are a Superstitious and Cowardly Lot" on it.
    June 13, 2013 5:38 am I always thought the Battle of Artemisium/Salamis could make for a great movie. Don't know about this though...
    May 9, 2013 2:03 pm @thehungrywolf Well considering that the Thing's first appearance had him complaining about not being able to find clothes that fit I think him being in his underwear is a given.
    November 22, 2012 8:00 pm It looks like the JLA needs a Canadian member.
    October 23, 2012 4:10 pm The trailer reminds me an awful lot of the Dark Knight Rises.
    September 19, 2012 8:19 pm Personally I think Thor (either 616 or Ultimate) as President would be far more amusing.
    September 19, 2012 12:40 am So while I know for most people the big news this week was Professor X's death. I literally said "Oh no, not Quartermain" out loud during the review of Winter Soldier #10, much to my girlfriend's concern.
    September 18, 2012 1:22 pm Funnily enough, I do actually try to get out snowshoeing the week after Christmas.