Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Still Working Out the Super-Kinks Friday!

More from World's Finest v1 #15:



Okay, did everyone get that? Superman knows the serial numbers of the tires on his car. That, my friends, is some Super-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder at work there. Not even Daredevil pays attention to that kind of minutia.

But here's another little-known power Supes had:


Superman, Superman, does whatever a spider can!

Somehow it looks cooler when Spider-Man does it. It's like when I try to speak hip-hop to teenagers. Even if you do it right, you still can't pull it off without making everyone uncomfortable.

And didja know????

They used to have something that made milk taste like Tootsie Rolls!


I could never get my mom to buy white bread or presweetened cereal, but I guarantee you I could have sold her on this. Don't ask me how. I just knew where the limits were, and while milk poured on sugar would have been forbidden, sugar poured in milk would have been okay. Consistency and logic were not the cornerstone of my mother's parenting technique. I can't believe they don't make this any more.

See you tomorrow!

8 comments:

SallyP said...

I don't know exactly why, but butt shots of Superman just don't do it for me.

Now ALAN on the other hand...!

FoldedSoup said...

while milk poured on sugar would have been forbidden, sugar poured in milk would have been okay.

That's a brilliant observation. So true, so true.

I feel the same way about scotch and soda.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about "super-thewed ?" Tsk.

Also, why would Tootsie-milk have been cooler with Mom than Ovaltine ?

Focus, Man. FOCUS.

-- cleome45

De said...

"Big, Tall, Husky Guy"? No thanks. Husky is what they called fat kids when I was growing up so as not to hurt their feelings.

So Adam, do you have a pantry full of Cap'n Crunch now that you're an adult (relatively speaking)?

TF said...

So Superman can crawl up walls if he chants 'up- up'?

heck, at least Spider-man doesn't sound like an idiot whilst HE crawls up walls.

what else does Superman secretely chant?

'fly- fly- fly!'

'heat vision- heat vision!'

'tyre serial number- tyre serial number!'

'exact number of cheerios in my bowl- exact number of cheerios in my bowl!'

Anonymous said...

TF! Your post about Superman's chanting reminded me of Zatanna--

But I guess if she were climbing up the wall she'd be saying 'Pu-Pu-Pu...'

tomg

Nate said...

And how did Superman know those tires were in there? Because he's x-ray visioning EVERY truck he runs across.

Nice invasion of privacy.

Erich said...

I've actually seen a recent product that's essentially a straw filled with flavored sugar (with filters at the ends so the sugary grains don't fall through), so that it turns a glass of ordinary milk into chocolate milk (or strawberry milk) AS IT GOES THROUGH THE STRAW. So much cooler than simply stirring Nestle Quik into the milk.