September 18, 2012

To his dad...


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  1. The Olympics were anything but boring - and for that, this customer deserves a "jerks" tag.

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    1. I have to wonder about the mental faculties of anyone who finds the olympics anything other than brain numbingly tedious. It's the teletubbies of sporting events. All bright colors and tinkly sounds and nothing ever happens that matters and underneath it it's the exact same thing every single time.

      Any sporting event that feels it has to include acts like the who and a spice girls reunion (Seriously? Spice girls? What the actual F were they thinking?) to make it seem interesting can have all that much going for it in itself.

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    2. Wow, you sold me on your point of view.

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    3. Olympics boring AND shit because the Spice Girls appeared for three minutes, where the hell were you born, Universal Studios in Florida? Christ, the stupidity of the customers is leaking into the comments section. Get thee to the Comic Store and give Tim some more ammo to work with.

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    4. I don't think the Spice Girls three minute presence was really what they were hoping viewers were going to take away from the whole thing; they were there because the weird closing ceremony was supposed to represent British music, and there is no denying that they played a huge part in it (I still have all those reprinted photographs Coca-Cola were giving away when you collected enough pink ringpulls... or was it Pepsi? I must have drunk a lot of Pepsi for those, and I hate Pepsi).

      I don't wonder about the 'mental faculties' of people who enjoy the Olympics. It's supposed to be inspiring; a big sporting event to get people interested in sports; keeping fit and to celebrate the country it is held in.

      People enjoy it for the experience and the memories as well; my grandfather went to two Olympics in his lifetime (1936 (during which he was jumped on by the SS for looking suspicious) and 1948 (for which he was a reserve). He was very proud that the UK won this one just gone when we did. If he had been able to see the 2012 Olympics, I doubt he would have complained about the frelling Spice Girls...

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    5. But the olympics are supposed to be about sport, not "british music". Or selling advertising, which seems top be all the olympics are any more.

      Sure the olympics used to mean something, but these days they're just another way to pimp soft drinks.

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    6. It's also about international relations and celebrating the host country. Hence the British music.

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  2. well, they already have the spandex outfits...

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  3. I don't know what issue it was, but they once had Superman vs The Flash in a race around the world. Not 100% sure who one, I think it was Superman.

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    1. The Flash let Superman win. It was for charity.

      Not even Superman can go faster than Flash's top speed of "goes fast."

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    2. You kids today and your "yeah, this ONE time Superman raced the Flash..." http://www.amazon.com/Superman-vs-The-Flash-Various/dp/1401204562/

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    3. Chuck Melville9/18/2012 1:20 PM

      Superman raced the Flash on several occasions. In the original, classic race in SUPERMAN #199, the outcome was a tie. Other races against each Flash (Barry, Wally and Jay) and even Impulse had different results, but usually skewed it in favor of Flash.

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  4. Kid's got a bright future writing Silver Age comics.

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  5. The Marvel Olympic team would include Hercules and Thor.

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    1. Nobody beats Thor at the hammer throw.

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    2. I'm pretty sure Mjolnir does *not* meet IAAF regulations...

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    3. EVERYONE beats Thor at the hammer throw. Mjolnir keeps returning to his hand. Distance = 0.

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  6. I've never been a big DC man, but now I'm stuck wondering if Superman or Flash could beat Aquaman in the 200 meter backstroke. Keeping in mind, of course, that they would have to actually do the backstroke and not just run across the pool.

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  7. Cause nothing's more entertaining than watching the same people win over and over again in matches they're guaranteed to win.
    Huh... I think I just described a majority of superhero comics.

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    1. Yep. People who aren't into superhero comics, that's usually the reason. It certainly is for me. Give me rounded characters with no plot armor any day.

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  8. A DC vs. Marvel Olympic games would be interesting

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  9. @ Chuck Melville: Wasnt it the Worlds Finest(you know one of those ridiculously early issues in the late 30s, early 40s)

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  10. He must have been in the store to spend the money the tooth fairy left him. ;)

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  11. Pretty sure there was a Silver Age comic where Superman competed in the 'Space Olympics'. He got beaten in every event, but then it turned out to be all a trick anyway.

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