If the rumors are true, Captain America might not be alive and kicking after April 26th. So, his portrayer Chris Evans is finally going to have some shield-free time on his hands. Chris often gets poli-sci on Twitter (and slapfights racists) so it makes sense that he’s reportedly launching a political website with help from Congress, according to Mashable. President Evans in 2028? All the best presidents come from Massachusetts. (We don’t count H.W. because his family quickly moved to Connecticut after he was born.)
Chris’ website will be called “A Starting Point” and he’s describing it as a “civic engagement project” that will help people make sense of both political parties’ views on the issues that affect the U.S.
CNN hosted a video of Chris asking members of Congress to participate in his project which pre-emptively revealed its existence before Chris Evans was ready to unveil it.
Guess the cat’s outta the bag 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has already participated!! https://t.co/yj5FrmlWFr
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 6, 2019
“It’s a one-stop shop for simple digestable information from people who know best,” Evans explains in the video. He tells members that he will send them a list of questions covering dozens of issues, and that he will allow them to choose the questions they want to answer and then attach two or three links that the members provide for viewers to do further research.
There’s no word on how many members of Congress are participating or when he’s intending to launch it.
Because I’m not that bright or politically-intelligent, my takeaway from this is from the CNN video. You know Rep. Dan Crenshaw who had a run-in with gross hockey game makeout king Pete Davidson and appeared on SNL? You know how he’s got an eyepatch covering a glass eye? Well, just in case you missed it the first time, he’s so gung-ho U.S.A. that his glass eye is Captain America’s shield!
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 8, 2019
You can get pop culture-reflecting glass eyes? That sort of makes up for missing a peeper. Can I get Wonder Woman? Or Buffy the Vampire Slayer? What about Catherine O’Hara as Moira Rose on Schitts Creek? Is this a whole industry that we never knew about? This is cool but it might make the kids start gouging out their own eyes to participate.