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Recent polls are showing that Barack Obama became even more popular as the inauguration approached. The expectations for Obama run high, and the promises he has made may be even higher. This trust in one man to make-do on lofty promises may be familliar to someone who has seen The Dark Knight. Harvey Dent, the white knight district attorney of Gotham City: Two-Face, a twisted foe of justice. They are one and the same, although the people who trusted him, including Batman, could never have imagined this to be so. Dent’s Idealism, the expectations of the people, and the grim reality of the situation combined to create a murderous monster. Obama has the expectation, and possibly an even greater expectation than the fictional character of Dent; Obama speaks as though he may have the same level of idealism; and Obama faces the grim reality of hardships he listed in his speech (economy, health care, education, war, terrorism, etc). One can only trust Obama to stick to his promises unlike Harvey Dent who failed the people of Gotham. Had Batman not taken the fall for Dent’s shortcomings, all hope would have been lost. If Obama comes up short of the goal line, even by a foot, it could have drastic consequences on the morale of America. Thankfully, this is not a movie script, and the outcome has not been written yet.

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This is overdue. I thought I posted a blog about this, but it seems I left it on draft. After I made an entry on WordPress about overdoses, I decided to make another sonic sez health video about using medications. I think my voice acting as improved a little bit, but I’m still hoping for more people to watch or comment on the videos. This one has a lot of meaning with the fairly recent release of The Dark Knight. A report came out shortly before I wrote the script about the increase in accidental overdoses and deaths caused by improper use of medications. The coincidence is eerie that research over 20 years in the making was released the same that Heath Ledger’s death brought the issue to the forefront. This video is dedicated to Heath Ledger, and to the promise of better knowledge about medications.

The Gotham Knight animation brilliantly portrays the Batman storyline. Separated into several different stories, with different artist and different viewpoints, it runs like a comic book. It is unforunate that it has not received much publicity. I had heard about it awhile back, but I did not know it had been released until I saw it at blockbuster. The animation certainly made me want to see the Dark Knight more, but it holds up strongly on its own. I particulary enjoyed the art because the Japanese style seemed to fit batman and the city of Gotham very well. Each of the stories were very well developed and prevent me from choosing a single favorite. This is expected with screenwriters including individuals who worked on Batman Begins and Batman The Animated Series.

Until it came up in a conversation with my sister I never thought about some charity events as selfish. The topic came up during a scene in Batman: Gotham Knight (A very good animation by the way). Charity events tend to be fun activities for the benefit of otehrs rather than hard work for the benefit of others. Thinking about it, which one would actually make a big difference? I’m not talking about community charities for the most part, but about celebrity and other “big-time” charities where all they do is golf. I guess even those events may not necessarily be selfish, but if the only reason someone contributes to charity is for a good time or improve their image then maybe they should look in the mirror and think.