BATMAN AND ROBIN
I heard the most interesting thing said about this show the other day. A guy I don?t know said, ?I didn?t watch Batman when I was little because I didn?t understand Camp, but now I can?t get enough of it.?
I heard Batman say the other day, in response to something Robin said about having strong teeth, ?Yes . . . ? in his serious, preaching, super hero voice, ?Yes, Robin, people need to pay more attention to their dental hygiene. I . . . ? He was still preaching as the segment ended? So funny. So damned funny. Yet, when I was a kid, making fun of action shows hadn?t come to me, because I was into action shows. What a little idiot I was. Hmmmm?..
This got me thinking about my adolescents, which I want to write about more in my fiction?. I always told myself that I would only write about the life of the cab driver when I was finally out of it. Had some standard line for people who asked if I wrote about my adventures, something like, ?No, man, I don?t want to work all day, than go home and think about my work while I am writing. I?d rather be a spy, or a mercenary or a poet, or something?.?
Now, I think I am far enough away from those years to see myself as an entirely different person. I can?t believe I am still embarrassed about shit I did back then. The past really does catch up with you. That phrase didn?t make sense to me really until I was about 40, and started to notice just how many people died around me?.from bad habits picked up in their immortal youths?. realized that I am finite. This helps a lot. When I am dead and gone, I tell myself, all that anyone in this world will care about me is what value I have left behind in this world. This makes the earth my place of worship, and my fellow human beings the only demons and angels.
teal from me and you will be cursed in such a way that your hands turn into worthless, jelly fish like appendages that sting your intimates. Or sued or something bad like that...