April 10, 2008

Tuba Heroes

S and I just had dinner and Okemos' own Tuba Museum and International Cafe. They have some pretty good food at that Tuba Museum if I don't say so myself. Anyway, we were having a conversation about the recent string of super hero and comic book movies and this happened:

S: Superman can fly and he's got super strength and other super powers while Batman is just some rich guy.

Me: Batman's rich but he's super smart. He's a detective. That's gotta count for something.

S: Whatever. He's a rich guy and Superman is a "super" man. There's no comparison. They're not even in the same league.

Me: Well, there's the Justice League. That's kind of a league...that they're both in.


Unknown said...

I think I ate there when I interviewed at MSU. is it mostly vegetarian? Or at least, very vegetarian friendly?

I also have to weigh in on the Batman v. Superman debate. Batman hands-down. He's hotter. All dark and tortured and broody. Superman is too wholesome and morally upright. And he wears skintight spandex in retina-searing colors, and a cape. BY CHOICE. Unlike Batman, who's cape is a gadget that enables him to glide around. What's Superman's excuse?

the unbeatable kid said...

superman's cap is also his baby blanket sent straight from the planet krypton. those things ain't cheap so superman's getting a little extra mileage out of it.

there is a strange bit of synchronicity happening with this post and a post over at recon's blog.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't find the words to express just how disappointed I am in the both of you.


the unbeatable kid said...

disappointed that i spelled cap instead of cape?

Anonymous said...

Ha! Imagine if Superman rocked a baseball hat made out of a Kryptonian baby blanket. That would be pretty weird.
No, it's the lack of respect for what makes Batman, Batman. Sure I'm a bit of a superhero nerd, but I think that shits real important.