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Aphorisms for a Superhero Universe

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21 hours ago, wcw43921 said:

 

Actually, this is what I had in mind--

 

"Lex?'

 

"Mmm-hmm?"

 

"Are billions of people really going to die?"

 

"Yes."

 

And they would have--if not for Superman.

 

But the fact that this kind of scheme is an issue, IS the depressing thing my hypothetical wit is wisecracking about in the aphorism.  

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This has been attributed to Martin Luther King Jr., but there is considerable doubt that he actually said it.  Nevertheless, it seems appropriate as a superhero aphorism--

 

“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

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13 hours ago, Clonus said:

 

I've watched that show.  It doesn't exactly qualify as a refutation.  

 

Awwww, come on, I hear there is a MegaXLR revival movement going on.    To quote wikipedia "There have been various fan efforts and petitions to revive the show since it's cancellation."  It probably has a hundred people nation wide wanting the revival of this all Merican tv show. ?

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I only learned of this recently, but it makes perfect sense now.

"I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things."

Douglas Adams

 

And I think we can expand that to any change, including laws, the emergence of supers, etc.

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10 minutes ago, Cassandra said:

How does everyone know about the Phantom Zone?

Everyone knows about the Phantom Zone. Everyone knows about Kryptonite. Just accept it and walk away.

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