Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Crappiest Super Hero Ever

Meet Labelman. He could be the crappiest super hero ever. According to Washington Post:

Through a series of short, animated questions and answers, Labelman shows how to
read a food label to determine serving size, fat, calcium or fiber content -- or
the real bottom line on calories. He even unlocks the true meaning of that
inscrutable hieroglyph -- the % DV (or percent of Daily Value).

Is America really so badly off that it's come to this? Are we really so dumb?

Back in the day our superheroes used to be about truth, justice, and the American Way. They used to fight off mad scientists with designs to rule the world. Sometimes they would prevent natural catastrophes or stop the full severity of nature. Today, we offer up someone who can help us make sense of food labels.

I used to think Aqua Man, Entourage notwithstanding, was the crappiest superhero of all time. I mean, he was only helpful when there was water or sea creatures to communicate with (witness all the elaborate plots on "Superfriends"). But at least he had some powers. Labelman basically helps people with borderline mental retardation intelligence function. Wait, that's probably more helpful than communicating with a sponge or a sea horse. So Aqua Man is still the crappiest superhero. But Labelman is a close second (Willie Ames' Bible Man is a close third).


Blogger Mike K said...

The real question is:

Will the Christian right embrace Labelman despite his color and orientation?

2/21/2007 05:05:00 PM  

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