Archive for October 2011
Oh look, another birthday present…superheroes!
I have always loved comic book superheroes. I’ve always liked DC Comics over Marvel, but that’s just my preference. In any case, one thing that I’ve dreamt about is to be a superhero.
Every kid does – and some adults do too. It’s a nifty mental distraction.
But for some people, it’s more than a daydream, flight-into-the-fantasy; it’s a real-live thing. I’m not sure what possesses some people to don a costume and try to be a superhero, but it does happen.
There are people out there who play the part – at least a small part of it.
However, for Ben Fodor, AKA Phoenix Jones, saving people from fuel-less cars, spreading public awareness about crimes against one person or another, or protecting women from guys trying to pick them up in bars, isn’t enough. Instead, the latest saga in the wanna-be superhero mental crisis, we see a video of a report from Seattle of Phoenix Jones getting a broken nose after fighting on the streets:
However, today, Phoenix Jones ended up on the wrong side of the law. He burst into a group and started pepper spraying bad guys – which earned him a trip downtown with four counts of assault.
Here’s a tip, dude: you can only get away with that stuff if you are better than the cops too. And that generally means you have to have superpowers.
* By the way, the photo is Chairface Chippendale, one of the assorted baddies that The Tick fights. In the episode, The Tick vs. Chairface Chippendale, the villain is having a birthday party, which the Tick, Arthur, and American Maid crash. Chairface takes it as another gift for him – one he gets to feed to his alligators below his mansion.