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The hero Gotham needs…?

Look, I can explain. I saw this picture of a guy in a fur collar, and I thought it totally…nah. You know what, I can’t explain. It’s a superhero. You don’t want to know his superpower. But bear in mind, I’m ending all arguments from here on with POW! Mangina!

Have you ever thought how incredibly American the superhero is? Oh, the idea of a morally upright man with supernatural powers who solves problems extra-judicially — that one’s pretty much universal.

But only in America could we come up with a way to enjoy nudity without all those icky, unAmerican genitals and nipples and pubes and such.

Well, except this guy. Obviously.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 28, 2014, 12:25 am

Pronounced “MAN-gin-a”. & his trusty sidekick Bergina.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 28, 2014, 12:59 am

SD – I was just thinking “Sidekick? Name?”.

My mind is a torrent… I’ll spare you.

 


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 28, 2014, 1:05 am

Hrm, good point, McGoo. We should try to not make a list of sidekick names like:
Nancy Boy
Tongue Bath
Swallow
Stealth Roger
Bender
Therapist
Bearded Clam
Red Snapper

because, I’m sure that will traumatise someone.

 


Comment from Gordon R. Durand
Time: March 28, 2014, 4:19 am

Nice polysyndeton. Missed the final and, though. Or is that the Oxford and? Rhetoric is hard.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 28, 2014, 11:54 am

polysyndeton: using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in `he ran and jumped and laughed for joy’)

Thank you, Gordon. Fixed.

 


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 28, 2014, 4:39 pm

For I have adventured myself in the name of the Lord, and he hath marked me for his own.

For I bless God for the Postmaster general and all conveyancers of letters under his care especially Allen and Shelvock.

For my grounds in New Canaan shall infinitely compensate for the flats and maynes of Staindrop Moor.

For the praise of God can give to a mute fish the notes of a nightingale.

For I have seen the White Raven and Thomas Hall of Willingham and am my self a greater curiosity than both.

For I look up to heaven which is my prospect to escape envy by surmounting it.

For if Pharaoh had known Joseph, he woud have blessed God and me for the illumination of the people.

For I pray God to bless improvements in gardening till London be a city of palm-trees.

For I pray to give his grace to the poor of England, that Charity be not offended and that benevolence may increase.

For in my nature I quested for beauty, but God, God hath sent me to sea for pearls.

For there is a blessing from the STONE of JESUS which is founded upon hell to the precious jewell on the right hand of God.

For the nightly Visitor is at the window of the impenitent, while I sing a psalm of my own composing.

For there is a note added to the scale, which the Lord hath made fuller, stronger and more glorious.

For I offer my goat as he browses the vine, bless the Lord from chambering and drunkeness.

For there is a traveling for the glory of God without going to Italy or France.

 


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: March 28, 2014, 7:17 pm

Um… his head looks like it’s coming out of… no, can’t be… right?

 


Comment from Mojo
Time: March 28, 2014, 7:33 pm

Looks like Denny Terrio fell into a vat of radioactive waste and old fur stoles…

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 28, 2014, 8:16 pm

He looks like he’s excited but I think he’s just faking it.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 28, 2014, 9:18 pm

Nawwww, I wouldn’t do that to you, Mrs C.

Or WOULD I….?

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: March 28, 2014, 10:07 pm

His arch nemesis, the wielder of hot-wax and cloth, hailing from Brazil….

THE BUSHMASTER! AAIIIIEEEEEE!

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 28, 2014, 10:24 pm

Oh. Man-JI-nuh…
..

….

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 28, 2014, 1:05 am

May I add a simple Poon-Tang to your list…???

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 28, 2014, 11:44 pm

More sidekick names:

Q’hoat X
Cam Elto
Maxx Eepad
Curly Merkin
Clint O’Riss
Perry Neham

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2014, 12:12 am

You know, I deserve every bit of this…

 


Comment from Pupster
Time: March 29, 2014, 12:44 am

No, his sidekick has to be The Chocolate Starfish.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2014, 12:58 am

You guys are so cracking me up…

 


Comment from mojo
Time: March 29, 2014, 6:01 am

The sidekick would be Buttboy, of course.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2014, 10:39 am

Or simply … Clit.

There. I said it.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 29, 2014, 4:41 pm

OK, last one.

Steely Dan

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: March 29, 2014, 6:13 pm

Slick Willy…?

 


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 29, 2014, 7:34 pm

Comment from Pupster
Time: March 29, 2014, 12:44 am

No, his sidekick has to be The Chocolate Starfish.

Candy!

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 31, 2014, 12:24 am

What is Mangina’s super power?

…and, do I really want to know?

 

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