[identity profile] seriousfic.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
The bodies were never found.

[identity profile] perletwo.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
If anybody on Earth could make that happen, it would be Lois.
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[identity profile] galateus.insanejournal.com 2009-06-01 12:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Melba's her alibi.

Butchery of the English Language 101

[identity profile] interrobamf.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
That is not what "sour grapes" MEANS.

"Sour grapes" is you saying your goal isn't worth it after you've tried to attain it. It's not "whining about not winning".

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[identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
The meaning has shifted, as words tend to do, sour grapes does more commonly mean "losing gracelessly".

Re: Butchery of the English Language 101

[identity profile] starwolf_oakley.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
According to Wikipedia, the "sour grapes" may have been improperly translated, and the fox really meant "unripe grapes."

Study of older versions of the fable suggest that "unripe" might be a more literal translation, the idea being that the fox would come back later to try in earnest. The word "unripe" may have been replaced with "sour" by the fable's Victorian translators since the word "unripe", in Victorian society, might have been interpreted as an innuendo suggesting an as-yet unripe woman.

Re: Butchery of the English Language 101

[identity profile] fungo_squiggly.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 05:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, the Victorians.

Closet perverts every one of them.

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[identity profile] unknownscribler.insanejournal.com 2009-06-01 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
That sounds far more like Pyrrhic Victory to me

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[identity profile] runespoor7.insanejournal.com 2009-06-01 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
Pyrrhic victory is a victory that comes at a cost; sour grapes simply means that, being unable to recah your goal, you dismiss it as unworthy.

[identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
Please tell there is a post-crisis Bambi Bonanza . Where is Superboi prime when you need his timestream punches ???????????

[identity profile] 04nbod.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 10:57 am (UTC)(link)
I think her equivalent is Cat Grant these days

[identity profile] goodfellow_puck.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm not jealous of her! Just of her getting what she wants by looks. Except that piece she wrote that was better than mine."

What?

[identity profile] janegray.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 09:29 am (UTC)(link)
Motto.

[identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com) 2009-05-31 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
Adolph Nurduck?!

[identity profile] khaosworks.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
Huh. I never noticed it before, but "The Daily Whisper" was also the name of the tabloid trash mag in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. I always thought they made the name up for the TV show.

[identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
I have to say, the name "Bambi Bonanza" is worthy of Ian Fleming!

I'm hoping the story ends up with Lois realising Bambi is actually faking the whole "ditzy blonde" thing and actually IS as hardnosed a journalist as she is.

[identity profile] fungo_squiggly.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 09:48 am (UTC)(link)
It looks like Lois already suspects as much. She calls it Bambi's "dumb blond routine."

"Routine" as in performance or act, is how I took it.

[identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Or that she didn't write the article at all. Because I don't think acting like an idiot around your colleagues would be very helpful professionally.

[identity profile] janegray.insanejournal.com 2009-06-01 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
I think it depends on time and place.

If you work in a very sexist place where the men in charge actively oppose female workers, acting like a ditz could convince them that you aren't a "threat", and they might leave you alone to do your job in peace.

It's disgusting as hell, but sadly not unheard-of.

[identity profile] espanolbot.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
Bambi: Haha, if you were an actual competent reporter like I am, you'd see that this is all a presence! I'm not even a real blonde!

Lois: As your publisher probably knows.

Bambi: Oh, that's it!

*they fight*

[identity profile] lonewolf23k.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 11:05 am (UTC)(link)
Dammit, now I want to know the rest of the story... What's the deal with Bambi? Is she reallt competant, yet pretends to be a dumb blond to get in good graces with her clearly chauvanistic pr*ck boss, or is she being ghost-written by someone else?

Darnit, don't leave us hanging!

[identity profile] fungo_squiggly.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 11:15 am (UTC)(link)
Her story was ghostwritten by Superman in order to "teach Lois a lesson."

...

Well, maybe not. But if this was a Silver Age story that is most definitely how it would be.

[identity profile] nevermore999.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 12:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Looks more Bronze Age to me. Lois is focused on reporting instead of getting Superman to marry her. And she appears to have two brain cells. Plus, the art.

[identity profile] fungo_squiggly.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Well yeah. Also note that asshole-of-assholes Steve Lombard is present.

I didn't say this was a Silver Age story. I said that was what would have happened if this was a Silver Age story.:)

[identity profile] lonewolf23k.insanejournal.com 2009-06-01 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Really? Gee, feels almost anti-climactic.

[identity profile] nevermore999.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 12:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm curious to see what the rest of this story is about.

[identity profile] queenrikki.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Anyone know the issue number for this? I really want to know what happens in the rest of the story (sidenote: I really don't like her hair. I can take the flip or the bangs but not together).

[identity profile] queenrikki.insanejournal.com 2009-05-31 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you muchly.

Superman Family 207. Agreed about the hair, though the artist almost makes it work in certain panels.

I think that's quite a testament to the artists.

[identity profile] benicio127.insanejournal.com 2009-06-02 09:20 am (UTC)(link)
SQUEE! Reason #476 why I love Lois...

Thanks for posting this!