Batman is 80 miles from the Iraqi border!
July 18, 2001 8:44 AM   Subscribe

Batman is 80 miles from the Iraqi border! A new secret weapon in the US arsenal? Has the Hall of Justice relocated to Pennsylvania Ave? Or just another journalistic non-sequitur from the press pool? They should have made this the headline.
posted by tigger26 (10 comments total)
[This is good]

Sorry, wrong site...
posted by SuperBreakout at 8:45 AM on July 18, 2001

It's good to see that Batman is taking an active role in keeping peace in the Mideast. Of course, had he entered the fray a few years ago, he might have found a powerful ally in the prime minister of Israel. No one would dare take on Batman and Rabin.
posted by MonkeyMeat at 8:52 AM on July 18, 2001


Good stuff !! Man I needed a smile at work today.
posted by a3matrix at 8:56 AM on July 18, 2001

The pilot had ejected before the crash, near the city of Batman,

That line made much more sense after reading this before it. besides the desert wouldn't give anykind of cover to that bat-shaped jet he uses.
posted by srw12 at 9:02 AM on July 18, 2001

Had the U.S. Air Force aircraft come down in northern Iraq, the United States would have implemented a well-prepared rescue operation for the pilot.

just the way this was phrased made me think they were missing an "of course," at the beginning.
posted by lotsofno at 9:59 AM on July 18, 2001

Batman and Rabin... lol, you guys are the best...
posted by lotsofno at 10:00 AM on July 18, 2001

I guess I don't get the humor.

Take a look at this map of the region
posted by Irontom at 10:07 AM on July 18, 2001

Irontom: it's a play on words. There is a comic book superhero in America named Batman, and there is a town in Turkey named Batman. The two words are spelled and prounounced the same, allowing a humorous juxtaposition.

My work here is done. To the Batcave, Robin!
posted by RylandDotNet at 12:59 PM on July 18, 2001

By the way, if the map Irontom pointed to didn't work (it didn't for me) here's another one.
posted by RylandDotNet at 1:11 PM on July 18, 2001

Do you suppose the Turkish Batman is played by Saddam West?

Oh, nevermind....
posted by Bixby23 at 8:06 PM on July 18, 2001

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