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Shooting You with My Smile ([personal profile] box_in_the_box) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-11-23 02:19 am

Comics wank colliding with political wank: Like matter and anti-matter ...

I look forward to seeing the perfect storm of wank calm and rational debate that will ensue in the comments, between competing factions of both superhero comics fans and public policy ideologues.

Superman supports health care and welfare!

From back in the day when Superman used his moral force to say we should do this because it's the right thing to do for our neighbors, never mind if it cost us some tax dollars.

Of course, today he'd be attacked for his position because, after all, he's an illegal immigrant.

And like so many other illegals, we just want him to clean up our messes and do the jobs we can't do for ourselves for non-existent pay, but that doesn't mean we have to acknowledge when he might have a point.

But I could be mistaken. Is there someone out there who can explain why Superman is wrong?

(Hat tip to Kevin H and Wesley Osam.)
This was originally posted online near the end of August, but I don't recall seeing it on this comm, so I thought I'd share it with you all.
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[personal profile] darkblade 2009-11-23 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I think people in general tend to forget that somehow.
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[personal profile] halialkers 2009-11-23 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
It's because he's pretty much a brown-haired white dude from space. I would like to know what would have happened if he looked more like a xenomorph or a Great Old One. >.>
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[personal profile] darkblade 2009-11-23 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Well that'd make his Secret Identity difficult to say the least.
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[personal profile] halialkers 2009-11-23 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)'d also make for a more entertaining story.

*"Hey John, your kid looks a little...WAAAGGHH!!!" as Baby-GOClark spears him with a tentacle.*
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[personal profile] kenn_el 2009-11-23 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
That's why we think babies are cute. So we don't kill them. It's biology.
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[personal profile] halialkers 2009-11-23 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, it's more like that's why babies are virtually all identical-looking chubby blobby things, so that if mama cheated on her partner he doesn't do what apes do in the wild and kill the kid. And given that about 2-5% of the population's birth father is not the same as the biological father, well.....
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[personal profile] sistermagpie 2009-11-23 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Do chimp babies look so much more different from each other at birth than humans?
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[personal profile] halialkers 2009-11-23 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
They do. And actually adult humans look like fetal chimpanzees. In many mammals it's easy to distinguish infants within a litter from each other. Humans are an exception there, as they are in other ways.
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[personal profile] jarodrussell 2009-11-23 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"Clark Kent's an Eldritch Horror, I'm telling you."

"Jimmy, you're crazy. Why would an Eldritch Horror work at a news paper?

"And wear classes."

"It's part of his disguise."

"Disguise? Jimmy, I'm a crack ace reporter, do you really think a pair of glasses would fool me into not realizing Clark Kent was an alien?"

"I'll you!"

*Jimmy reaches for Clark's glasses*


*Jimmy pulls off his glasses*

"See. See! He's an Eldritch Horror. He's a...a...AIEEEGGH!"

*The skies turn red as blood flows ffrom an unworldly dimesion, and the theme music plays."

"Cthulu Boo what's the matter with you, you don't act like the other horrors do. You wear a disguise to look like human guys, but you're not a man, you're the god Cthulu!"