A lot of stuff happened this fall, including a complete computer meltdown situation. But I am happy, healthy (now,) safe, and can’t complain. So while I dust once again and find the candy cane ornaments, enjoy this violent but funny video from College Humor called Batman vs. Penguin and guest starring Patton Oswalt:
Yes, Batman got stopped by the cops in my old homebase, Montgomery County, Maryland. Apparently he took his Batmobile out for a spin without a proper rear license plate and tags, having a Batman symbol plate instead. He was let off with a warning. (Just because you’re a vigilante superhero doesn’t mean you are above the traffic laws.) In this particular case, the Dark Knight was Batman impersonator Lenny B. Robinson, on his way to visit some kids in the hospital in his black Lamborghini convertible turned Batmobile.
You can just imagine the call in to the police station by the cops on highway patrol: “We’ve got Batman in the Batmobile and he doesn’t have any rear tags. Can we stop him please, please, please? And somebody bring a camera.” Yep, that’s right. The photo above and others, including of officers posing with Batman, were taken by the Montgomery County cops and put up on their station Facebook page. And that’s how Batman avoids a ticket, boys and girls.
I’m actually not the biggest fan of Wonder Woman, although I am fond of her as the most successful female superhero we’ve ever managed to have. So it’s a source of some amusement to me that she keeps popping up lately. First, it was the costume issue:
Then it was the news that unlike Superman, Batman and various other DC heroes, Warner had decided to scrap the plans for a Wonder Woman movie and relegate her to a new television series. This was soon followed by the news that Superman is getting yet another reboot and a new director, Zack Snyder, of 300 fame. And then an alert friend turned me on to this clip from the television Justice League cartoon, via SFSignal:
Apparently, Wonder Woman has been frolicking romantically with both Superman and Batman in the various DC comics, which is hardly a surprise, and there has also been a flirting romance going on in the Justice League television cartoon between Wonder Woman and Batman. It’s included such classic bits as the two pretend kissing in subterfuge (this one requires that annoying double-click):
So I think it would be kind of neat if in the next Batman movie, Wonder Woman showed up as the love interest, but obviously that’s not going to occur now with the television plans. Maybe some of the Smallville crew can show up on the new Wonder Woman show. But until that show is up and running, Wonder Woman — shoo!
(On the Marvel side of the fence, the new, totally unnecessary Spiderman reboot has hired actress of the moment Emma Stone to play Gwen Stacy, Spiderman’s first love. This seems to be an attempt to give old Gwennie an actual personality. )
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