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February 28, 2007 9:59 AM   Subscribe

"Inexplicably, a man in a Superman costume could be seen walking around the car, but he did not stop to help the driver or any of the victims."
posted by empath (47 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
And the bartender says, "You're a real asshole when you're drunk, you know that, Superman?"
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:04 AM on February 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ha, he's even on the video.
posted by Peter H at 10:06 AM on February 28, 2007


Technically, isn't Superman an illegal alien? Can he get a license in Florida?
posted by doctor_negative at 10:08 AM on February 28, 2007


Hey, it's winter. It's cold. Superman needs a little time off to work on his tan and renew his license. Give the guy a break.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:11 AM on February 28, 2007


You think he would at least have offered to pick up the car or something.
posted by carter at 10:13 AM on February 28, 2007


Superman t-shirt, it looks like.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:13 AM on February 28, 2007


I should have somehow added this link to the fpp.
posted by empath at 10:16 AM on February 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I like the article's implication that wearing a Superman costume actually creates an expectation of heroism.
posted by brundlefly at 10:19 AM on February 28, 2007 [9 favorites]


What the fuck is wrong with Superman?
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:19 AM on February 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Me like this link.
posted by serazin at 10:27 AM on February 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Susceptibility to kryptonite, mostly. What, have you been living under a rock or something?
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:27 AM on February 28, 2007


"Superman! This joke has gone far enough. I don't want to marry female King-Kong!"

"Sorry, Jimmy, but as local witch doctor... I now pronounce you man and wife!"
posted by phaedon at 10:32 AM on February 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


I saw this on Countdown last night. I ♥ Keith Olbermann, in a wholly hetero way.
posted by ninjew at 10:32 AM on February 28, 2007


When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:48 AM on February 28, 2007 [5 favorites]


futurama-detector just went off.
posted by phaedon at 10:50 AM on February 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


it is possible that superman moved at the speed of light and ensured that nobody would be seriously injured and then just nonchalantly walked out the door, not expecting or needign any thanks.
posted by empath at 10:55 AM on February 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


And the bartender says, "You're a real asshole when you're drunk, you know that, Superman?"

I love that joke!
posted by FuegoFan at 10:57 AM on February 28, 2007


Everyone knows Superman is a dick.
posted by champthom at 10:58 AM on February 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


On nonpreview: what empath said.
posted by champthom at 10:59 AM on February 28, 2007


Superman t-shirt, it looks like.

Looks like the whole uniform to me.
posted by delmoi at 11:12 AM on February 28, 2007


Hmm, in Florida, of all places...
posted by c13 at 11:19 AM on February 28, 2007


The invisible man says, "I don't know but, damn, is my ass sore."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:27 AM on February 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Is there a screen shot? I'm not catching it in that video.
posted by dgaicun at 11:53 AM on February 28, 2007


The first time they show the crash in real-time, Superman appears briefly in the line to the right directly after the crash. He then flies behind the counter faster than a speeding bullet while everyone is distracted, and makes himself a fake ID.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:58 AM on February 28, 2007


Two words: Kryptonite rims.
posted by grytpype at 12:05 PM on February 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


dgaicun: on the right hand side.
posted by empath at 12:10 PM on February 28, 2007


Oh, now I see it. There's the guy in the gorilla suit right there!
posted by jefbla at 12:11 PM on February 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


pass the dutchie
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:12 PM on February 28, 2007


I'd just like to say that, given enough time to plan, Batman could have totally prevented this crash.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:37 PM on February 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


Maybe Superman gave his word.
posted by Superfrankenstein at 12:43 PM on February 28, 2007


I'd just like to say that, given enough time to plan, Batman could have totally prevented this crash.

Coulda, woulda, shoulda. I'll be impressed if Batman manages to track The Party Crasher™ down after she crashes the laundry cart through the gates of Arkham Asylum.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:46 PM on February 28, 2007


It looks to me like he's wearing a Superman t-shirt and denim shorts.
posted by EarBucket at 12:52 PM on February 28, 2007


Jerry Seinfeld?
posted by phoffmann at 12:54 PM on February 28, 2007


Alanis, this what your song should have been about.
posted by teg at 12:59 PM on February 28, 2007


^this is
posted by teg at 1:01 PM on February 28, 2007


Doesn't this sort of thing tend to happen (buildings smashed, cars thrown willy nilly) when Superman is in the middle of an epic battle with some monstrous super-villian? Maybe Superman has finally given in to the top-down government apathy towards collateral damage. Greater good and all that. Yes, yes?

I get the feeling that pedal confusion is pretty freaking common at the DMV.
posted by Skwirl at 1:12 PM on February 28, 2007


But did she pass?
posted by gottabefunky at 1:34 PM on February 28, 2007


But did she pass?
posted by gottabefunky at 1:34 PM PST on February 28 [+]
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Yes, but on the right. That's a no-no.
posted by lysdexic at 2:16 PM on February 28, 2007


Not the first time Superman has acted like an idiot with a car involved (scroll down)...
posted by Sand at 2:30 PM on February 28, 2007


This wasn’t a job for Superman
posted by Smedleyman at 3:22 PM on February 28, 2007


Tell everybody
Waitin' for Superman
That they should try to hold on
Best they can
He hasn't dropped them
Forgot them
Or anything
It's just too heavy for Superman to lift.

(Flaming Lips)
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:20 PM on February 28, 2007


I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!
posted by ikkyu2 at 7:33 PM on February 28, 2007


Superman even knows better.. probably worried that some ambulance chasing lawyer would come after him and sue. :)
posted by drstein at 10:03 PM on February 28, 2007


It looks to me like he's wearing a Superman t-shirt and denim shorts.

Afther watching the video a few times and freezing it at the best spots, it looks like he is wearing denim shorts to me too. In fact, I think I see him sitting in the left corner behind a whole bunch of people before the accident happens.

Still, this was one of the funniest things I've read in a long time.
posted by Titania at 12:38 AM on March 1, 2007


“I like the article's implication that wearing a Superman costume actually creates an expectation of heroism.”

Wouldn’t that be great if that was legally enforced. Cop writing him a ticket and such. “Hey pal, you don’t want the responsibility, no one said you had to wear the ‘S’.”
Even better if it created an expectation of super-heroism. Sitting in court “Sir, why didn’t you pick the car up off the man?”
posted by Smedleyman at 3:37 PM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Smedleyman, the more I think of that, the funnier it gets. Wish I could favorite your comment more than once!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:49 PM on March 1, 2007


I was wearing a superman t-shirt in a grocery store and a little girl looked up at me with these big eyes like I was really superman (tall, muscular, dark hair, we all look the same to young kids). Or maybe there's something funky there when adults seem to get the same stuff. Anyway, she started tugging on her mom's sleeve to get her to look at me and I put my finger to my lips and made the "shhh" sign. So she stopped fidgeting and just kept watching me. I walked out the door to just inside the corner, looked at her, waved, and jumped out of the door frame outside. Half second later I heard "MOM! MOM! MOM!! SUPERMAN!! MOM!"
It was worth spilling my bags of groceries all over the parking lot.
posted by Smedleyman at 9:54 PM on March 1, 2007 [3 favorites]


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