Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why Superman Sucks

pretty good really.

In the movie Superman Returns, Lois Lane writes an article explaining why mankind doesn't need Superman because we should be able to take care of ourselves, and the presence of an omnipotent superhero basically takes all responsibility off the human race and turns us into a bunch of helpless sheep, powerless to do anything but scream for help from our savior in times of crisis. She eventually decides this viewpoint is incorrect if only because she wants to bone Superman so badly, but the argument remains relevant no matter what.

Of course, to beleive this you have to have the opinion that people buy comic books for moral instruction or that they are a post-modern critique of the collective gestalt or some crazy-ass stuff like that.

Most of us read them because, you know, heat vision!


In a discussion with fellow elitists, a reference was made to the following article in The Nation which talks about the term's origin as an epitaph.

Served up on the same page was this ad:

You just can't write comedy like that.

Amazing Innovation

This is a pretty awesome set of innovations based on existing technology. I'm very impressed.