Friday, September 26, 2008

The Incredible Hulk Hogan..

We decided....

The Incredible Hulk is awesome, and so is Hulk Hogan. Well, the old Hulkster.

They share quite the similarities, and not much differences. Both are very strong and both are really into their clothes ripping in some way. In fact, they both make the same faces. One is angry when he fights (The Incredible Hulk, obviously), and the other is really sweet (Hulk Hogan turns somewhat lovable, sympathized, and audience friendly, giving high fives to everyone). One also is sweet and nice when he's not fighting (Bruce Banner aka The Hulk) , and the other is usually angry-ish when he's not (Hulk Hogan usually goes in a rage-roid-filled speech before he goes into battle) stating "Watcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you!." They are both symbols of some sort of unstoppable american heroic power.

Both somewhat unnatural super beings: The Incredible Hulk with intense gamma ray infused powers, and the Hulkster with his 24-inch pythons, and unreal amazing perfect hair and mustache. Another thing that's strange is their relationship to war and the american government, weapons and politics and how they serve as these possible analogies or metaphors for the previous mentioned about America. In a sense, The Hulk (Bruce Banner) is the result of every reason why the war, secret weapons and testing is wrong. He was a product of the American government's testing gone wrong, in which he then became the target and was betrayed by his own country. While Hulk Hogan is this american republican poster-boy of why war, weapons testing, government experiments, etc. is justifiable. He is a result of physical exertion to a certain extreme to where it is being put to good use (leg drops and choke slams) to stop evil, in this case the Ultimate Warrior (when he was bad), Sgt. Slaughter (when he seemed like a possible replacement for Sadaam Hussein), and the obvious Iron Shiek. He is (according to his theme song "the real American" who "fights for what's right, American", which is a very Republican point of view.

They are each other's doppelgangers and if they somehow hybridized, they would be either the perfect species, or the ultimate wrecking machine, which could be put into current socio-political conditions which can kind of say that if the Republicans and Democrats got together, everything would be perfect. Or would it? You can't have one without the other, so this is certainly a Marxist perspective, which only works on paper...or for our case, only works on canvas:

There's probably alot more to this that we can discuss. A "connect the dots" of some sort. But we'll do that later. As for now, we have to go to bed.

Art's the shit.

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