Monday, July 17, 2006

Another perspective on Superman. Ouch!

"This new Superman may not be strictly American, but he's still unmistakably Western and terribly, terribly modern as he... sires a son... Before leaving Earth for five years in a mysterious exit unexplained to anyone, Superman and gal pal Lois Lane hooked up, as they say. Apparently Superman, like his dorky doppelganger, Clark Kent, is clueless when it comes to men and women, and failed to block certain speeding bullets from reaching their natural destination. Voila. When he returns to save the world, he finds that Lois has a 5-year-old son, Jason, and is living with---but is not married to---'the father,' Richard White. Perky Jimmy Olsen explains that, well, you know Lois! She just can't bring herself to consider marriage. All that yucky commitment and stuff. But having a kid out of wedlock is the superwoman way in Metropolis, as most places these days. Who needs a man?... In the absence of a satisfactory moral to the story, we are left to improvise. For my ration of popcorn, one thought emerges with clarity: When it comes to fathers, it's better to have an ordinary man on the ground than have to rely on a flighty narcissist who woos girls on rooftops, and then vanishes in search of self." ---Kathleen Parker

2 Comments:

At 2:01 PM, Blogger antonio said...

Matt, i have to applaud you. You know when to remain silent and not feed into coversations that go no where.

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger Matt Friedeman said...

Abrasseau:

Uh, thanks.

I just like being called "ordinary man on the ground" and somewhat of a hero for doing something S-man couldn't...getting a woman pregnant six times and staying around to raise the offspring.

And loving it.

Matt

 

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