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well i heard he's some kind of harsh metaphor
22 April 2018 @ 08:18 am
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well i heard he's some kind of harsh metaphor
28 August 2010 @ 11:52 pm
"I tried to be true to the concept of Superman as I understood it. It seemed fairly significant that the more threatening the world has been made to feel, the more this concept of the superhero has bled from the margins into mainstream consciousness, onto screens and T-shirts and into political speeches. That seemed worth exploring via the original superhero, Superman. He seemed the perfect subject for what became an attempt to make a mainstream, adult superhero comic that didn’t rely on ultraviolence, or superheroes swearing and getting their dicks out.

We’ve deconstructed all our icons. We know politicians are lying assholes, we know soap stars are coke freaks, handsome actors are tranny weirdos and gorgeous supermodels are bulimic, neurotic wretches. We know our favorite comedians will turn out to be alcoholic perverts or suicidal depressives. Our reality shows have held up a scalding mirror to our yapping baboon faces and cheesy, obvious obsessions, our trashy, gossipy love of trivia and dirt.

We know we’ve fucked up the atmosphere and doomed the lovely polar bears and we can’t even summon up the energy to feel guilty anymore. Let the pedophiles have the kids. There’s nowhere left to turn and no one left to blame except, paradoxically, those slightly medieval guys without the industrial base. What’s left to believe in? The only truly moral, truly goodhearted man left is a made-up comic book character! The only secular role models for a progressive, responsible, scientific-rational Enlightenment culture are … Kal-El of Krypton, aka Superman and his multicolored descendants!

So we chose not to deconstruct the superhero but to take him at face value, as a fiction that was trying to tell us something wonderful about ourselves. Somewhere, in our darkest night, we made up the story of a man who will never let us down and that seemed worth investigating."

- Grant Morrison.

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well i heard he's some kind of harsh metaphor
11 July 2009 @ 03:52 am
What are a debauchers least favourite fruit?


Apparently this joke is 'incredibly obscure and tenuous.' I thought it was rather accessible.
well i heard he's some kind of harsh metaphor
05 November 2008 @ 05:02 am
Congratulations to the United States of America. The world just became a better place.
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well i heard he's some kind of harsh metaphor
27 October 2008 @ 09:26 am
The wealthiest figure since the dawn of civilisation is currently John D. Rockefeller, whose net worth totals nearly 330 billion dollars thanks to his monopolization of the oil industry at the turn of the 20th century. The current richest man alive is Warren Buffett, a consummate investor whose net worth is a meagre 62 billion dollars.
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