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December 25, 2009 4:37 AM   Subscribe

Sometimes we forget the depth of meaning of the word "holy"....perhaps, given the season, this may help....
posted by HuronBob (15 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Holy latent childhood crush!
That was way more enjoyable that it really should have been, so thanks. But man, he got the real shaft on the costumes, didn't he?
And now, a seasonally and post-appropriate musical interlude.
posted by Mizu at 4:53 AM on December 25, 2009


...I don't think so Robin.
posted by null terminated at 4:57 AM on December 25, 2009


what makes "holy" an endearing and everlasting piece of language is not it's "depth of meaning" but it's complete lack of meaning. it is basically just a drumroll for the smoke or shit or fuck that comes after it.
posted by kitchenrat at 6:12 AM on December 25, 2009


kitchenrat: "it is basically just a drumroll for the smoke or shit or fuck that comes after it"

Or the mackerel. Or the macaroni. Or Mary mother of God.

Once upon a time, even in America, calling absurd things holy, and other such irreligion, was considered much more offensive than scatology (vis. the English use of "bloody", from "blood of christ" as a terribly offensive turn of phrase).
posted by idiopath at 6:28 AM on December 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


You have to admire Burt Ward. It took a high level of professionalism to speak those lines with a straight face, wearing a saffron yellow cape and tights, with your oversized schlong wedged back between your legs to avoid having a large bulging outline.

(It's true, they made him.)
posted by longsleeves at 6:36 AM on December 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, there are sidekicks and then there are Sidekicks.
posted by digsrus at 6:47 AM on December 25, 2009


Holy Compilation!
posted by andreaazure at 7:13 AM on December 25, 2009


You have to admire Burt Ward. It took a high level of professionalism to speak those lines with a straight face, wearing a saffron yellow cape and tights, with your oversized schlong wedged back between your legs to avoid having a large bulging outline.

I appreciate the segue, but I think you mean Burt Ward's oversized schlong. Where I put my oversized schlong is none of your business.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:15 AM on December 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Holy tintinnabulation?
posted by kozad at 8:28 AM on December 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Holy nobody's trying to waste time at work so there are hardly any comments today Batman!
posted by Albryhno at 9:34 AM on December 25, 2009


Holy oversized schlong, Batman!

Precisely, Robin.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 9:48 AM on December 25, 2009


Holy elbow length satin gloves!

So, who is the writer or producer with the glove fetish? Between the tights and capes (and tucked giant schlongs) there are so many fetish cues on that show it's ridonkulous.
posted by loquacious at 9:54 AM on December 25, 2009


Batman just in general is pretty feitishtastic, rubber, latex, spandex, whips - Like with Woman WOman, it's not even subtext, it's text. Some writings on the matter (images may be NSFW)
posted by The Whelk at 11:20 AM on December 25, 2009


In honor of this holy day, let me contribute one of those useless links rattling around in my head - here's what appears to be the most exhaustive list of Robin's "Holy..." exclamations on the web.

(You'll also find a helpful cross-referenced list of cameos, Riddler jokes and fight scene words ("Biff! Zap! Kapow!"). Also, I guarantee that somewhere on the site, you will find the words "Alfred comes down Dick's Batpole.")
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 11:59 AM on December 25, 2009


Holy Encyclopediac, Batman!
posted by telstar at 8:18 PM on December 30, 2009


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