Thursday, November 02, 2006

Bloor Line, on the way home

Caucasian male, early 30s, strawberry blonde hair and goatee, pointed nose and circular glasses, collared shirt peaking through fleece pullover, brown cotton pants, creased, leaf-tredding leather shoes, thick green outbacker socks with those flecks I don't quite understand although perfectly fashionable. He's the boy inside the man.

The Physics of Superheroes, James Kakalios (Gotham Books)

Page 309:

What's the Deal With the Hulk's Pants?

When nuclear physicist Robert Bruce Banner was belted with gamma rays, he gained the ability to transform into an eight-foot-tall, 2,000-pound jade giant. As Banner undergoes his metamorphosis, his shirt, shoes, socks, and all other apparel are ripped to shreds -- except for his stylin' purple pants. In Marvel comics it is suggested that Banner's slacks are composed of unstable molecules, invented by Reed Richards for the Fantastic Four's jumpsuits. This miracle fabric expands or contracts as does its wearer.

It always made sense to me that with Spiderman shooting all willy-nilly he should've been slapping up against those buildings, yet he always managed to head straight down the city streets... Mister, that is one blank stare... I know that was an animated series. I just prefer them to cartoons... Yes, I know they're not cartoons... Yes, we do have things in common. Here, let me try again. Wonder Woman's plane. How did she know where to find it?

4 comments:

Amanda said...

what a fabulous idea for a blog...i really enjoy your creativity! i've added you as a link to my ottawa literary goings on blog (amandaearl.blogspot.com) hope that is ok. found you thru the anansi press news.

Panic said...

Heya,
Got here via Bookninja.
Great idea. I hope you keep it up!

-Panic

Julie Wilson said...

Great, thanks! I fear, though, that there are grainy security camera print outs of my face at bookstores around town.

I took a visit to your site. I tried my hand at erotica. Good on ya. If you follow the Read Me links you'll see the pieces that Taddle Creek published. They have erotic components.

Thanks again!

Julie Wilson said...

Hey Panic:

I'll surely try.

Thanks for stopping by.

...Ooh, a po-em.