Friday, July 18, 2008

those aren't birds, they're giant vampire bats

Did you know that a new Batman movie opens today? It's called the Dark Knight.

I think I've been looking forward to this movie since before I was born. So strange, way back when I saw 10 Things I Hate About You I thought, "that actor will make a great Joker someday." Julia Stiles' career didn't quite turn out the way I'd imagined, but then Heath Ledger got the part, which is still pretty close.

I saw The Dark Knight a few days ago thanks to the ingenious viral marketing campaign that's been going on for the past year. I'm not going to say anything about the movie but maybe we can discuss it on Monday?

I've been a Batman fan as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I watched the old '60s series everyday, not realizing it was supposed to be a joke.

Yesterday I mentioned some nonsense about an internet community where my "little picture" (avatar) was Adam West.

(Becky, hotchuma hotchuma?)

The Michael Keaton Batman movie came out in the summer of '89, and the following Halloween I turned into this guy:

It wasn't an official Batman costume, it was a Fred Meyer "Bat Hero" costume. Believe it or not, they didn't make a real Batman costume that year. I added my own accessories to make it more authentic.

Kids are so cruel. I'm pretty sure I got mocked a little for wearing a silver leotard and black, um... panties. The following year I went as Dick Tracy and everyone called me "Dick." The year after that I went as yet another comic book character, Sgt. Shithead. They had a field day with that one.

Here's my collection of Batman memorobilia, circa 1989. Note the bedspread.

Sean clearly doesn't know the first thing about Batman. I told you he was an idiot.


  1. "It was indeed noble of that porpoise to sacrifice his life for us."

    -Adam West as Batman.

    Just one of sooooo many classic lines from that movie.

  2. b that picture should be on a t shirt. ive been saying that for days.

  3. The batman outfit totally rocks. I think it just made my weekend.


  4. "The following Halloween I turned into this guy"

    If you look at the wall behind B-man you will see a macrame Christmas decoration. That wasn't just his Halloween costume, that's what he wore to sleep in every night. You know - just in case he was needed to fight crime - he'd be ready. He was probably the only kid to have his very own Bat cave in his bedroom.

    P.S. Sean's adorable, quit picking on him.

  5. Sean IS adorable, you big Batjerk.

    (Oh man, this post has got to be put into the best of Microsuede pronto. Beyond awesome.)

  6. I think I'm really more affable nowadays. My adorable phase peaked right around the time that picture was taken.

  7. oh...i must have confused you. this is the adam west i have a crush on: