Saturday, 30 April 2011

Up, Up and Awayyyyyy.......

Superman is thinking of giving up his American citizenship! According to a report on the BBC website, the cartoon superhero has become disenchanted with the American Way. "I'm tired of having my actions construed as instruments of US policy", said The Man of Steel during a candid interview with the Daily Planet's Lois Lane.


                                              Fings aint wot they used to be.....


If Superman is feeling the heat, what chance for the rest of us? Who can we turn to in times of trouble? There's always Batman, but he's never been the same since the Health and Safety people banned his utility belt, and Robin ran off to join the Scientologists. If The Joker had only known that all he had to do was complain to his local authority about Batman's sharp stick thingy nearly taking his eye out, he could have saved himself a lot of of trouble! Not to mention a lot of black eyes. BIFF!! SPLATTTT!!!!!! KERPOWWWW!!!!!!!!




                                  Behold, the British version. Oh, wait........


                                                  That's better! Or is it?


We don't really do superheroes in this country. I suppose there's always Mr Muscle, but I don't think he quite hits the spot, although he's definitely understated; a very British take on the American model. Or how about Noddy and Big Ears - although maybe not; after all we now know the truth about THAT relationship! Besides, how can you take anyone called Big Ears seriously? These days you can't refer to a person by the size of their lugholes, it would be like calling someone 'four eyes' or 'ginger nut'. 



                                              Mmmmmm, maybe not......

                                        
Isn't it sad when even cartoons turn out to have feet of clay........

3 comments:

  1. Bring back the Lone Ranger and Tonto, I say.

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  2. Hang on a minute, that looks a bit like you dressed up as Mr Muscle! I think that Captain Caveman would also make a fabulous modern day hero.

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  3. Martin H - Hiho Silver - away!!!!!!

    Annie (Lady M) - Nah that's not me. I look more like the Superman at the top. At least I've got the stomach for it......

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