Monday, July 28, 2008

Social Pariah

So I think I must lie in bed at night thinking the following: "What can I do tomorrow that will continue to out me as a social pariah?

Well for tomorrow's 5:30am Spin class I think I have really out done myself. Now not to stereotype my fellow geeks but when normal people think of those of us who collect, read, and enjoy comic books (they are not GRAPHIC NOVELS) the first thing that probably comes to mind is the following picture:

So the title my class is UP, UP, & AWAY: WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? Yes, I have somehow managed to combine my two obsessions: Spinning and Comic books. I mean who wouldn't want to have super powers?

One thing I have learned from reading and collecting comics is that at anytime I can be in an accident and possibly walk away with some type of superpower. I am sure that everyone at some point in their life wished they had superpowers. We all want to see through things orto be able to crush cars with our bare hands. Why? Who knows. But once you had a few crushed cars lying around your yard, you can bet you'd come up with a use for them. Super powers are why astronauts do what they do, I'm sure of it. Out in the zero gravity of space I bet you feel superhuman.

"Look, I can lift this twelve ton satellite...with my pinkie!"

Anyway, it would be my luck that I would get some type of superpower that was really lame like the ability to add numbers in my head really quick or have enhnaced senses that only told me when items have gone bad in the fridge.

So putting together a Superhero related playlist is not the easiest thing to do. There are a ton of songs out with references to the Big Blue Boy Scout, Superman but finding songs with other heroes is a bit harder. Sure there are songs from the various soundtracks from movies like Batman and other properties but who really likes Batdance by Prince? Now I am not a big Superman fan so in this workout as you can see below starts out with the Superman Theme and then I kill him. Also in this mix I give the one guy who gets no respect, some respect finally...talking about Aquaman, sure it's debatable as to if talking to fish is really a superpower but I am sure he could be a cool character if done right. I can really identify with Aquaman especially in these songs about him, but you will have to find out for yourself.

The Playlist:

"You guys think just because a guy reads comics he can't start some %&#%$?"


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the great REM song entitled "Superman".