Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I wish I could wear a spidey suit and actually look good in it. One day in Plaza Mayor there was a man dressed in one. That would have been pretty cool, except this guy looked more like Rodney Dangerfield in spandex. What’s more, he was supposed to be a “living statue” (that is, he should have been standing stone-still until someone gave him money to move), but this guy never stopped moving. He kept posing and re-posing, but in such a fashion that he looked more like Bart Simpson doing Tai Chi than Spiderman striking sleek poses. I half-thought of paying him money just to get him to stop moving. It was creepy.

Having said that, what creeped me out even more was the fact that, were I to don the same suit, it would likely fit me in the same way—and I would likely be posing in similar fashion.

One of my favorite Spiderman memories is from the American kid’s program called “The Electric Company.” From time to time Spiderman would appear and do something goofy. I still remember the song they sang before his segment. It went like this:

What more is there to say, really?

I have been racking my brains all day to try and figure out how to write 250 words about Spiderman. I CAN probably write 250 words about the shenanigans Troy got up to while writing this post. He was feverishly trying to figure out how to post an audio clip on blogger, and then he hid in the office with the door closed to record something, which no doubt is going to show up when I hit publish in a few minutes. Let’s face it; pretty much whatever I write is going to be anti-climactic.

In truth, I am pretty ambivalent about Spiderman. I don’t mind the movies, but I have never been that impressed by Spiderman. If you must know, I am more a Superman kind of girl. I think Spiderman’s costume is kind of creepy, and it’s kind of bogus that he can run out of web to shoot from his wrists. Because without that, he can’t really fly through the air now can he?

I’d also like to know the background behind the whole alter-characters of these superhero types. Clark Kent is a reporter, Peter Parker is a photographer. Did the same person create them? If not, who had the idea first? And why can’t Peter Parker be a plumber or something? I’m just saying.

I obviously am grasping at straws here. So I’m going to go ahead and hit publish so we can all find out what Troy thought was so funny.


Victoria said...

oh my goodness you've now inspired me to post my voice on everything i ever write. yesssss. plus LOL.

The O said...

As I read Heather's Spidey-disinterest, I couldn't help but feel a little sorry for her. I mean, obviously Troy picked the topic and left her stranded on a literary island... or something.

Well, there's another kind of Spiderman that might be a little more interesting to you, Heather. He graced Chicago about 9 years ago:

I'll just consider this to be my Good Deed for the day ;-)

Troy and Heather Cady said...

Hmmmm, Theo, despite my disinterest in Spiderman, I somehow don't think he would approve of Mr. Copycat. :) Hehehehe. Leave it to the French. But thanks for looking out for me.