June 30th, 2006
|10:10 am - The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Farts|
Today marks my 26th straight day of work. I have worked three weekends in a row, as well as two nights. I have clocked 58 hours of overtime in the month of June. That means I can finally buy a digital camera. And possibly go to Tahiti. But I am so burnt out that my productivity is basically shot to hell. I need a break.
And luckily, I am getting one! Kind of. I'm going home for four days, so I may be kind of sparse in these parts as my time is monopolized by the family.
Getting that word out, however, is really only an excuse to post a poll. Because it is Friday, and the F stands for Fun.
Today's poll is inspired by amberlynne, but superhero fans who I imagine normally skip my posts (minim_calibre! ocvictor!) would do well to participate.
Who has a better costume?
Who has a better "sidekick"? (Dick Grayson vs. Jimmy Olsen)
Who has a really awesome car?
That last question was fixed. And it was lame. Superman doesn't need a car because he can FLY, MOTHERFUCKER!
Who has an entire "family" of superheroes who work with him and love him to a fault?
Hey! What about the Justice League of America?!
Batman's in the JLA too, you twat.
Who can go into space? Can your precious BATMAN go into space?
Jon Stewart can't go into space, and he's cooler than Superman.
Superman could beat up Jon Stewart.
Take a look at No Man's Land. Who held Gotham together, and who was a self-righteous ass?
Did that last question actually have a right answer?
Who won the fight in The Dark Knight Returns?
So you don't read comics? Fine, who has the better movies?
This poll is so long, I actually have to split it into TWO. Whose fault is that?
(Click "Submit Poll" now before moving on!)
Who has an entire website dedicated to how much of a dick he is?
Who probably has an entire website dedicated to how much he likes Dick?
Who is more of a dick to the people who care about him?
You know, you were actually allowed to vote for Batman in that one.
You're right, he's kind of a dick.
I'm going to start batdickery.com right now!
A half-eaten cheese sandwich
Wait, that didn't have anything to do with Batman and/or Superman.
Yeah, but it was funny, huh?
Did you just make a reference to a large Hispanic comedian you saw on Comedy Central whose name you can't even remember?
Whose home turf is cooler? (Gotham vs. Metropolis)
Who has a cooler alter ego?
Finally: who is the greatest superhero of all time?
Current Mood: mocktastic
Current Music: Hot Hot Heat - Middle of Nowhere [in my head]
See, in F, C, M, it's F-Batman, C-Aquaman, and totally M-Superman.
That explains EVERYTHING you need to know.
Jon Stewart can't go into space, and he's cooler than Superman.
Yeah, but JOHN Stewart can, and he's cooler than BOTH of them.
Really? Explain! (I know almost nothing about the Green Lantern. Except that he is afraid of yellow.)
Although, I have to admit. I'm a little torn. I grew up with both Batman and Superman. I have lots of love for both, man. Batman does have a cooler car, even if Superman has the hotter boyfriend who can buy him a million cool cars.
OBJECTION TO RADIO BUTTONS.
And lack of "Other: specify" options!
*refuses to vote in fascist opinion-superimposing poll*
Sometimes you need to be fascist, Savannah. It makes life more fun and hilarious.
For that last one the answer is clearly "Spiderman," but you apparently hate Marvel. Which is fine.
I just, you know, can't be your friend anymore.
And you'll never get a job working for Joss Whedon.
Hee! I do not hate Marvel! I love Marvel. But this poll was inspired by a very specific Batman vs. Superman issue, so that's the way it was constructed.
That is unacceptable! 3 weekends in a row? Your brain will melt.
I hope, at least, that you have a good break.
Are you going to stop here as well?
Nope, sorry. All my time are belong to my family.
Hmph. Wolverine is cooler than both.
(I mean, I love Spider-Man best, but he is not the coolest.)
*facepalm* V! You hurt me with this, you really do. *sniffle*
Who's the spinny lady?
I don't know enough about the comics to do the poll. So I'll just say that Batman is cooler to me, but I find Superman more fascinating and endearing, simply because he's from another planet. No traumatic childhood event, no radiation exposure after an otherwise normal adolescence...he's from another planet. Not human. He is an alien. You know how sometimes you look around you and feel like you're kind of different? Yeah, you've got nothing on Superman in that department. The degree of a feeling of isolation and loneliness something like that must evoke is mind-boggling.
The spinny lady is River!! You've seen Firefly, haven't you?
I've never been able to get into Superman. He's just not really interested me (even though I, you know, watch Smallville). I understand what you're saying about him, though, but I don't know what to read in order to see that cool part of him.
Wow. You definitely need to not work that hard.
What the crap are you doing, dude?
Anyway. Now I have to get back to work. Boo.
Heh. Appropriate icon.
I'm a medical writer now!
Ok, so the really bad Batman movie was worse, but I would argue that the really good Batman movies were enough better than the Superman movies to make up for it. Then again, I haven't yet seen the new Superman movie.
BATMAN! No, SUPERMAN! No, BATMAN!
Well, shit. Okay, let's see who has the more amusing ALL-STAR COMIC version:
ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN has: stubbly, pedophilia-ish Batman saying things like "What are you, stupid? Retarded? I'm the GODDAMN BATMAN." And then he tries to starve Robin. And Superman accidently burns his glasses and the newspaper with his heat vision.
ALL-STAR SUPERMAN has: crazy, wacky Superman who had a giant Fortress of Solitude with lots of wacky devices including a costume that will give Lois Lane powers. The comic also involves a Willy Wonka-esque scientist with a rainbow jacket.
"What are you, stupid? Retarded? I'm the GODDAMN BATMAN."
*cries* Why did you have to go there? I am STILL traumatized by Vicky Vale's huge pantied ass!
Hee. Well, that is good! I hope it provided you with one-tenth the enjoyment I get from your picspams.
Objection! Only because Batman is not a Christ-figure!*
*That I know of. But most of my knowledge of Batman is gleaned from watching old reruns of the show on Nickelodeon while babysitting*