WOW. thank y'all so much for the awesomesauce words! i've been laughing out loud and grinning like a fool back-and-forth-and-in work this week, and there are questions to be answered and replies to be made and cocktails to be drunk (always, cocktails to be drunk) but in honor of comic con, and my escape from the law, i thought i'd quickly share a wee gem i found in ruggy's storage loot the other day...
while in LA, i was fond of saying fuck you, i'm batman. spied it on a shirt made by the peeps behind this superior tom selleck art, and thought it a perfect slogan for going into auditions. unfortunately it was pretty slow out there, and i ended up directing said slogan at the machine, the cat, the rugster. still, a delicious grouping of words.
but did you know, back in the day, batman was not so much the dark knight? no, our wholesome hero was quite worried about the state of your brotherhood quotient. GET A LOAD OF THAT LIST. long hair music! jews! cabbage!
complete with emoticons. DC, even then, you were ahead of your time.
of course, batman had a li'l prodding from several government agencies. SERIOUSLY. it is all so very right and so very wrong at the same time. were they leading the witness with that list? or is it just that we don't use certain terms today? were baptists as a group a hot button? were they the hipsters of the past?
the mind boggles.