Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spiderman. Spiderman. Does whatever a spider can.

A lab tech drew a syringe full of nasty stuff from a miniature nuclear reactor and stuck it in my arm today (radium, or something similar, for a scan I was having). I asked him, "If I get bit by a spider while I'm laying here with that radioactive stuff in me, will I become Spiderman?" He chuckled. I didn't. I was serious.


3beersmoreoften said...

I believe the proper way to say it is Spiderperson. You don't want to upset anyone do you?

bonsairick said...

Spiderperson. Spiderperson. Does whatever a spiderperson can ... doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it.

Superperson. Batperson (I like that one). The Penguinperson. The Silver Surferperson (like that one too). Sgt. Fury and the Howling Persons (LOVE that one!).

You're right. We've been gender-specific all these years and that's not fair. So in all fairness, you need to correct the covers of those first editions you have. Magic Marker should do it.

3beersmoreoften said...

You have forced me to show my gift of song writting. You know the tune, here are the words.

Spiderperson. Spiderperson. He fights crime then he hangs a curtain. Spins a web, any size, then crochets right before your eyes. Look out, here comes the Spiderperson. As always, the "he" can be changed to a "she". (Just like in real life).

bonsairick said...

HA-HA!!! Awesome! You need a song-writing name as well as an Indian name. How 'bout "Three Beers Dog Night"?