Master Legend Revisited

January 15, 2009 at 8:39 pm (Entertainment) (, , , , )

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Source: Master Legend's Myspace

“i am a real life super hero born with a purple veil and certain psychic abilities and gifted with powers by a voodoo queen. i am here to help you and will put my life on the line to do so.”

– Master Legend’s Myspace page.

 

“By the Gods!” is boldly stated as the Myspace mantra of Real Life Superhero, Master Legend.  The 42 year-old Florida crime fighter, true-identity unknown, has recently come to fame after Rolling Stone magazine published the riotous article “The Legend of Master Legend.”

The article highlighted many of Master Legend’s most famous missions in his trusty Battle Truck. For example:

“There was the time Master Legend and the Ace shut down a crack den; the drug kingpin they put out of business; the money Master Legend forcibly retrieved from a thief who stole from a handicapped Vietnam vet; and the recent mission when the Justice Force had to “put the stomp on a child molester and his gang of crackheads.”‘

– Joshua Bearmen, Rolling Stone Magazine

I also learned that Master Legend isn’t always using the “No Mercy Punch” to “put the stomp” on villains. According to the article, he and the Justice Force have helped raise rent money to keep locals from being evicted and successfully protested to save gopher tortoises from being destroyed by a freeway extension. Moreover, their Christmas mission helped supply many of Orlando’s homeless with such necessities as: toothbrushes, soap, blankets, canned goods, candy and more. Their current evil-thwarting mission is a “public-relations campaign” to help educate folks about a “strain of staph infection that’s spreading among the homeless of Orlando area.” All good deeds by any standard, but still…  

After finishing the article my abs were killing me. I don’t think I had ever laughed so hard in my life. A grown man and his buddies running around and playing superheroes — I  kept picturing Will Ferrill and Jack Black frolicking around like spandex-clad morons. 

With the intention of receiving endless amusement, I taped the picture from the article above my cubicle at work. For a few days it was hilarious. Co-works stopped by and I regaled them with amusing stories of Master Legend and we laughed and laughed and laughed.

After the initial hysteria died down I continued to ponder Master Legend and his various heroic deeds. I found myself impressed that he devotees so much of his time to assisting the local residents and wildlife. He exhibits many qualities that make him an above average citizen including his incredible selflessness and desire to keep up the battle against evil in all its forms (purse nappers, natural disasters, financial misfortune, etc). 

Let’s face it, who hasn’t wanted to be a superhero at one point in their life. If Batman’s ‘superpowers’ are wealth and gadgetry, then why can’t Master Legend’s powers be alturism, an overdeveloped sense of civic duty and the ability to be super at being a hero

Today I was at my desk gazing up at the picture of Master Legend, but I didn’t find it hilarious and ridiculous. This time I felt a little inspired.      

 

Learn more about Master Legend and the Justice Force: 

Rolling Stone Article: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/25020634/the_legend_of_master_legend

Master legend’s Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=115150559

World Superhero Registry: http://www.worldsuperheroregistry.com/

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Much Ado About…

January 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm (Thoughts on Life (and everything else)) (, , , )

Have you ever wondered what makes life worth living? This seems a little heavy for my first real blog entry – but it is something that has been squating in the studio apartment formal known as my mind!

Seriously, though! What drives us? What makes us get up everyday and go through the motions? I suppose that every person has a different take on this – Love. Family. Friends. Food. Sex. TV. I bet that loads of people even live for their jobs (though that may not be entirely healthy). But I’m talking about more than all of those, ehr, potentially wonderful things. I want the deeper meaning.

I have been mulling it over and over. And over. And I think I may have come up with something (I forgot to mention that I haven’t been sleeping lately). 

We live to achieve and experience. 

Simple. Obvious. True. I’m never happier than when I have something planned for the future – whether it is a personal goal, Tuesday night dinner with the family, a night out on the town with friends or a vacation. Especially a vacation. It makes life seem a little bit more like an adventure than a series of monotonous tasks to be completed in a sometimes scary and depressing world. Plus, we always learn the most about ourselves and the people we love when we are working, or often struggling in my case, toward something. 

Though we find great satisfaction in achieving goals and experiencing the things we love to do (like travel aka vacation), I think that happiness is almost always found in the pursuit – not the final destination. What gets me up in the morning and drives me to go on are all of the things I have to look forward to achieving and experiencing throughout the day, week, month, year and beyond.

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Hello world!

January 13, 2009 at 6:45 pm (Uncategorized)

I am here to inform, entertain and hopefully learn something new about myself in the process.

Enjoy!

P.S. I am not without manners – Nice to meet all of the millions who I am sure are going to read my magnificent blog.

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