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UnSuper Humility

Posted on | March 8, 2008 at 5:14 pm | 3 Comments

This morning, I was watching the series finale of The Batman, which is a much weaker cartoon than the old Batman: The Animated Series. So I’m not surprised it didn’t last as long. Anyway, this one hour finale was a Justice League-centric episode and had a bunch of the JLA heroes, including Superman. Suddenly, though I’ve never felt this way before, it was strange hearing everyone else call Superman “Superman”. I started thinking about that. I know that Supes didn’t pick his name – the press or the public or whatever did – but he’s kind of a humble guy and it seems odd that he would want to be referred to as that. All the other heroes have names that don’t suggest any sort of intrinsic worth: “Batman”, “Green Arrow”, “Hawkman”, “The Atom”, etc. Yet the name “Superman” really says a lot about what someone thinks of himself. Maybe he should’ve gone with “Flying Guy” or something.

But then again, he was the first, so maybe he deserves it…

Jogged Today: Yes (@ 39°F)
Songs That Came Up On The iPod While Jogging:

  • “Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse” (Of Montreal)
  • “Sleep” (Garbage)
  • “Seven Seas” (Echo & the Bunnymen)
  • “What If I Knew” (Dinosaur Jr.)
  • “A Place We Pray For” (Channel Light Vessel)
  • “Saint Julian” (Julian Cope)
  • “Sisters Eyes” (Gem)



3 Responses to “UnSuper Humility”

  1. InfK
    March 8th, 2008 @ 6:02 pm

    You saying something about grandiose nicknames here?

  2. 2fs
    March 8th, 2008 @ 10:32 pm

    I think he should have called himself “Julian H. Cope.”

  3. yellojkt
    March 9th, 2008 @ 8:40 pm

    They call him “Supes” for short. Anyone with underwear that colorful can call himself anything he wants.

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