If I Can Make It There…

I’m not a comic book guy (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but I do realize that in the world of comics, Metropolis is a major city, maybe even the capital. It’s where the best of the best go to prove themselves. You’re not a stockbroker, advertiser, news reporter, lawyer, etc. unless you’re doing it in Metropolis. Even Superman is there.

Let me ask you, if you were Lex Luthor, why the fuck would you set up shop in Metropolis? I mean, you’d have to know that Superman is there. It’s not like a flying guy in tights isn’t gonna make the news everytime he shows up, even in a busy burg like the Metro.

If I recall correctly Luthor prides himself on his superior intelligence, and most of his capers depend on him outsmarting the “Man of Steel.” Well how goddamn smart could he be if he decides to commit his crimes right inĀ Superman‘s backyard. I guess that’s why Kal-El (Superman’s name on Krypton which coincidentally resembles the Hebrew word meaning voice of God, but I digress) always seems to get the better of him. Hey Lex, relocate. It’s more effective than kryptonite.

That was gonna be the whole post, but then my mind started wandering while I was writing, and I have another, somewhat related question. How many shark attacks have there been on land? I don’t know for sure, but I’m thinking none. So with the same ease as avoiding being hit by a train (which will rarely swerve to hit somone not standing on the track), you can avoid being the victim of a shark attack. How, you ask? At the risk of sounding like the group of people sitting behind my 10 year old ass in the inner city theater where I saw Jaws 2, “Get the fuck out of the water, stoopid!”

And by Jaws 2, this family had to know that they were gonna be targets of bitter shark revenge after their dad, the chief killed the first one. Yet, they go out on those stupid little sail boats to that island. Thank God there was that power line running under the water right by there or it could have been tragic.

Just another quickie. The Scooby-Doo crew has solved countless mysteries. True. And the “bad guy” or “perp” for lack of better terms has been a ghost or a monster or some other other-worldly ghoul exactly 0% of the time. Also true. So why is it that Shaggy and Scooby are convinced everytime that it is a ghost, monster, etc.?

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