Posts Tagged ‘Comic Books’

A Thought I Legitimately Had While Doing Some Home Repair Today

June 7, 2022

I don’t know who tightened this, but I’m willing to bet their last name was Banner or Walters . . . possibly Ross.

And It’s Always Provided It

February 14, 2022

One of the many reasons I’m still a fan of comic books is because I’ve learned so much from them over the years. Since that may sound odd to you if you think of comics as “funny kiddy books” (an attitude that isn’t as prevalent as it once was, but I doubt it’s died out entirely), let me give you an example:

Some (okay, several . . . okay, many at this point) years back there was a Batman comic (please forgive me for not tracking down the exact issue) that involved a police officer who idealized Batman, and after a trauma he came to believe that he was Batman and started dressing up in the costume and killing criminals. Batman and Robin stopped him in the end, of course, and the real Batman expressed his understanding of the poor guy because (to poorly and inexactly quote from memory) “At the end of the day, who am I but another guy who thinks he’s Batman.”

To this day that still resonates with me, because at the end of the day, who am *I* but another guy who thinks he’s __________.” Over the years I’ve filled in that blank with a variety of words and phrases whenever I’ve needed some perspective.

“Ramesses SMASH!”

October 9, 2020

While it turns out that I already knew that the mummy of Ramesses II was taken to Paris at one point for some restoration work, today I learned that to kill a variety of fungi that had taken up residence, they actually bombarded the ancient preserved corpse with gamma radiation to sterilize it.

Why has nobody made a comic book out of this yet?

Making Her The “Queen” Of Obscure References For The Day

September 2, 2015

Apparently yesterday was just one of those days where people felt the need to see how much I was paying attention.  In the morning it was Lala . . . and in the evening it was L’s Mother.

She had been delayed by traffic, and while sitting at a light she texted me to say that she had forgotten that “it takes three green arrows” at that time of day to get onto the road she was trying to get on.  Knowing this to be true, I didn’t think anything of it until I looked down and saw that she had sent me a follow-up text saying:

“And one Roy.”

Because It’s An Odd Moment, Let Me Tell You

August 12, 2013

Did you ever stop and have to ask yourself at what point you no longer found it strange to learn that someone you know had Poison Ivy in their house, and you knew without asking they weren’t talking about the plant?

Frosty Glances And Stares Like Hellfire

May 10, 2012

Having grown up on comic books, there’s much about that world that I just accept as being part of the house rules, like the ridiculously impractical costumes.  In a lot of cases I just assume that it’s an undocumented superpower that keeps certain costumes in place during fights.

With that said however, after seeing a spoof film that dealt with this point extensively, even I’ve got to admit that if your only power is reading other people’s minds, it’s just counterproductive to wear a negligee outfit so revealing that you don’t need telepathy to know what other people are thinking.