Sometimes, I wonder if Batman really earned the title of "World's Greatest Detective" or if that isn't just a bunch of hooey:
I don't know, but once I saw the four birds and the umbrella being used to commit crimes, I think a five year-old would have figured out it was the Penguin. But Bruce doesn't have a clue until he shuffles the words around. It's no wonder that none of Gotham's underworld population stays incarcerated for very long.
And now, courtesy of Batman #57, a Great Moment in Comics!(tm!)
That's right. Start talkin', Hippo.
I'm not sure what to take away from this PSA:
Okay, everyone got that? Seems fine, right? But then, guess what is printed on the very next page:
Yes, the notorious "minstrel" mask. Respect African-Americans in athletic competitions, but feel free to put on a minstrel show the rest of the time. There's a lesson to be learned here, but it wasn't exactly the one they were intending.
True story: I was listening to the radio (against my better judgment), and that dreadful "Hot and Cold" song by Katy Perry came on. For some reason, they clearly bleeped out the word "bitch" in the "PMS like a bitch" line. Okay, fine. But what was the next song they played? "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks, which said the exact same word over and over. Inconsistency really grates at me. Like when they give Mischa Barton roles in television and movies where they expect her to act, when she obviously is incapable of doing so.
See you Monday!