Saturday, May 27, 2006

Musical Free-Association

If Marvel characters were real world musicians (or vice versa), who would they be? The following pairings came to mind when I was washing dishes to the music of John Mellencamp. This is an attempt at finding some logic in them. Make of it what you will.

  • Captain America characterizes himself as a patriot, but doesn't necessarily support the people running the country. He's not shy about speaking out against them.
  • Bruce Springsteen, also a patriot, doesn't necessarily support the administration. He's not shy about speaking out, either.

  • Captain America is a New York native.
  • Bruce Springsteen is a New Jersey native

  • Captain America is a fictional legend.
  • Bruce Springsteen is a musical legend.

  • Captain America is the de facto leader of the Avengers, a guy that Thor will answer to.
  • Bruce Springsteen is The Boss, a designation he never asked for but has come to accept.

  • Key Song: "Born in the U.S.A."

  • U.S. Agent, who characterizes himself as a patriot, has willingly followed orders from the Red Skull.
  • Toby Keith, who has characterized himself as a conservative Democrat, has supported George W. Bush.

  • U.S. Agent is a Southerner (from Georgia.)
  • Toby Keith is a Southerner (from Oklahoma.)

  • U.S. Agent has made a name for himself (sort of) in the Marvel universe, but he isn't a legend.
  • Toby Keith has made a name for himself in the real world, but he's not a legend, either.

  • Key song: "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue"

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