Monday, September 16, 2019

Boris Johnson Compares Himself to The Hulk

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces massive political and legal obstacles in relation to Brexit but he continues to hang tough and act tough. 

In fact, in a The Mail on Sunday interview published yesterday, he said he was adamant to meet the October 31 deadline no matter what. 

Then he compared himself to The Hulk and declared he is ready to break free of the EU’s “manacles”. OMG, OMG, OMG!!!

“The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets”, Johnson told the widely read tabloid, invoking the comic-book and film character known for formidable but destructive strength. 

“Banner might be bound in manacles, but when provoked he would explode out of them. Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be – and that is the case for this country. We will come out on October 31 and we will get it done”. 

[Note: Bruce Banner is the character of the same name and known commonly by his alter ego, The Hulk]. 

Honestly, the comments read like something out of a comic book themselves. 

Besides, Bruce Banner really doesn't like being the Hulk. It is something of a burden and a curse that he carries after being involved in a radioactive blast that turns him into a frenzied and furious green monster. Because of the Hulk, Banner struggles to make significant connections and friends in his life which constantly forces him into exile as he attempts to find a compromise between the two clashing aspects of his troubled identity. 

And Johnson's blustering bravado was delivered the day before he is due to travel to Luxembourg for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) – in pursuit of a Brexit deal. 

The madcap juxtaposition between Johnson and The Hulk prompted twin expressions of disapproving disgust and austere annoyance in Brussels.

Guy Verhofstadt (right), the chief Brexit representative for the European parliament, was compelled to tweet: “Even to Trumpian standards the Hulk comparison is infantile. Is the EU supposed to be scared by this? The British public impressed? Is this Boris Johnson whistling in the dark?” 

Incredible Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo (left) also weighed in and he suggested Johnson’s metaphor was ill-conceived. 

"Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole. Mad and strong can also be dense and destructive. The Hulk works best when he is in unison with a team, and is a disaster when he is alone", he clarified. 

Juncker, who has downplayed hopes of a breakthrough at Monday’s meeting, also expressed alarm that many people in the UK seem to feel a British departure without a deal with the EU would be a positive thing. 

“It would be terrible chaos”, he had said in an interview with Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio. “And we would need years to put things back in order. Anyone who loves his country, and I assume that there are still patriots in Britain, would not want to wish his country such a fate”.

Boris Johnson doesn't give a damn. 

He just stampedes through. Much like a raging bull in a china shop.

I'm feeling really sorry for his country. 

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