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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7230 on: March 28, 2013, 09:42:22 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

Because his power is so limited -- it only works in the water. I know he has powers of his own, but compared to someone like Superman or Wonder Woman, the guy who can talk to fish is kind of a dork. :) 

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« Reply #7231 on: March 28, 2013, 09:52:18 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

DH says:

He's a very area specific hero. His powers are all in the ocean. Which is great if you're in the ocean, but most heroes aren't. So he's generally useless. And that's funny. Like what's he going to do in outer space? Or on a mountain? Or anywhere besides the ocean?
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« Reply #7232 on: March 28, 2013, 09:52:41 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

Because his power is so limited -- it only works in the water. I know he has powers of his own, but compared to someone like Superman or Wonder Woman, the guy who can talk to fish is kind of a dork. :)

Yeah, but Batman has absolutely no powers, just money.  Why don't they make fun of him?
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« Reply #7233 on: March 28, 2013, 09:54:54 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

Because his power is so limited -- it only works in the water. I know he has powers of his own, but compared to someone like Superman or Wonder Woman, the guy who can talk to fish is kind of a dork. :)

Yeah, but Batman has absolutely no powers, just money.  Why don't they make fun of him?

DH says: Because he's freaking Batman!

I think it's also because his abilities are fighting, crime solving, martial arts, and he has an impressive array of tools. He is very effective in multiple environments. He can fight on land, in the sea, on mountains, in space, etc.
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« Reply #7234 on: March 28, 2013, 09:55:59 PM »
DH adds in that he's amazing, but he has no powers. He's a mortal, but he can take on Superman.

And he's rich. And that's awesome.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7235 on: March 28, 2013, 09:56:43 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

Because his power is so limited -- it only works in the water. I know he has powers of his own, but compared to someone like Superman or Wonder Woman, the guy who can talk to fish is kind of a dork. :)

Yeah, but Batman has absolutely no powers, just money.  Why don't they make fun of him?

Because everyone dreams of being the rich guy that can buy all the coolest toys? Heck, I have no particular ambitions for material wealth beyond comfort but I'd be Iron Man in a shot.

Also the Batman from the tv series of my youth was quite clever. And that's always cool.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7236 on: March 28, 2013, 10:13:06 PM »
This one is for comic book fans - why does everyone make fun of Aquaman?

Because his power is so limited -- it only works in the water. I know he has powers of his own, but compared to someone like Superman or Wonder Woman, the guy who can talk to fish is kind of a dork. :)

Yeah, but Batman has absolutely no powers, just money.  Why don't they make fun of him?

Batman's power is being the world's greatest detective. He's smart, he can fight, and he has all sorts of cool gadgets to get through any situation. Whenever the "Batman vs Superman" discussion comes up, I always vote for Batman because you know he just happens to have a lead-lined pouch on his belt with some Kryptonite in it. ;)

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« Reply #7237 on: March 28, 2013, 10:20:23 PM »
Iron Man's my favorite.  I think it's mostly the attitude, it cracks me up.
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« Reply #7238 on: March 29, 2013, 07:42:34 AM »
New stupid question --

As everybody probably knows, DD#2 just returned from a trip to France. On the train trip from Paris to Nice she received a box lunch with assorted tid-bit appetizer type things. Included in the box was an empty little fluted tin (in it's own box.)

The tin (for lack of a better term, a very small pie-tin type of thing) is oblong, about 3 inches long, 1-1/2 inch wide, maybe 1/2 inch tall. On the box are the words "Le moule métal by room saveurs"

Oh, cool: I just looked that up and the box pictured at the bottom was her lunch box (different food items, though.)

http://www.roomsaveurs.fr/roomsaveurs/Marques/Flo/UniversMarque.aspx

But of course, the site is in French, and it doesn't show the tin.



What was this tin suppose to be used for?

I don't know if you noticed, but on the site that you linked, go to the very bottom right and click where it says "Petit Objets".  It shows all of their little giveaways.  If you click on the underlined name of the object, you get recipes and things.
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« Reply #7239 on: March 29, 2013, 09:08:35 AM »
Part of Batman's great appeal is that someone like him could plausibly exist.
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« Reply #7240 on: March 29, 2013, 11:30:33 AM »
Aquaman's troubles spawn from the 1970s cartoon Superfriends.  The line-up was as follows:

Superman:  Last Son of Krypton.  Strong, flies, see through things, invulnerable.
Batman:  World's Greatest Detective.  Smart, charming, skilled.
Robin:  The Boy Wonder.  Batman's sidekick, and you don't expect greatness from a sidekick; not crying in front of the villains is a victory.
Wonder Woman:  The Original Warrior Princess.  Strong, agile, beautiful, and had an invisible jet.
They were later joined by:
Green Lantern:  The Man Without Fear (no wait, that's Daredevil.)  Space-magic ring that lets him create anything he can imagine (which makes his usual usage of giant boxing gloves rather sad.)
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive.  Superspeed.  Running fast doesn't seem like much of a power, but he's versatile.
Hawkman: Guy Dressed Like A Bird.  Flight (via wings)
...and three Hanna-Barbera creations, all "Captain Diversity":
Black Vulcan:  Black guy with lightning powers
Apache Chief:  Native American guy with growth powers
Samurai:  Japanese guy with wind, fire, and invisibility powers
(There was also Marvin/Wendy/Superdog, and the Wonder Twins with Gleek.  And that is the last I shall mention them.)

Then there was Aquaman.  Aquaman wasn't thought through very much, so he was essentially a normal guy who could breathe underwater and talk to fish.  Had that been thought through, they would have realized three things:
1) Aquaman is undisputed lord and master of 75% of the planet.
2) Aqauman talks to things such as whales (not fish, but he can), sharks, giant squids, and dolphins (can you say espionage?)
3) Aquaman can survive the Marianas Trench.  That alone has to grant him enormous strength and durability.
Combine this, and he should have been curb-stomping villains, feeding them to sharks, and claiming diplomatic immunity when called on it!
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« Reply #7241 on: March 29, 2013, 12:17:36 PM »
^ Don't forget the Wonder Twins!

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« Reply #7242 on: March 29, 2013, 12:46:40 PM »
^ Don't forget the Wonder Twins!
who could apparently only turn into an eagle and a bucket of water from what I can remember. I'm not sure how intimidating to super villains that was.
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« Reply #7243 on: March 29, 2013, 01:50:32 PM »
^ Don't forget the Wonder Twins!

I mentioned them in the "too pathetic to count" parenthetical aside.  :)
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« Reply #7244 on: March 29, 2013, 05:42:59 PM »
New stupid question --

As everybody probably knows, DD#2 just returned from a trip to France. On the train trip from Paris to Nice she received a box lunch with assorted tid-bit appetizer type things. Included in the box was an empty little fluted tin (in it's own box.)

The tin (for lack of a better term, a very small pie-tin type of thing) is oblong, about 3 inches long, 1-1/2 inch wide, maybe 1/2 inch tall. On the box are the words "Le moule métal by room saveurs"

Oh, cool: I just looked that up and the box pictured at the bottom was her lunch box (different food items, though.)

http://www.roomsaveurs.fr/roomsaveurs/Marques/Flo/UniversMarque.aspx

But of course, the site is in French, and it doesn't show the tin.



What was this tin suppose to be used for?

I don't know if you noticed, but on the site that you linked, go to the very bottom right and click where it says "Petit Objets".  It shows all of their little giveaways.  If you click on the underlined name of the object, you get recipes and things.

No, I didn't notice . . . Thank you!

Now I just need to translate the recipe from French to English because that mini cake looks divine! ;D