Like the time he asked, "Why does Batwan wear a cape when he doesn't fly?"
My reply -"For fashion."
Bah! What kinda a lousy mom's answer is that?
Not until later in that afternoon that I decided to ask Uncle Ad for an answer.
"Why does STUPID Batman wear a STUPID cape when he doesn't fly ah?"
And so the sage said, "For protection..the cape is bullet proof. And for gliding...when he glides from building to building."
I kinda didn't believe him so I wiki-ed.
Here's what I found:
The cape has also incorporated Nomex fire-resistant/retardant material (as demonstrated in the film Batman Forever and the Knightfall novelization by Denny O'Neil) and a Kevlar weave to slow the impact of bullets. The cape ends also contain lead weight tips that prevent the cape from getting tangled or blowing in his face in windy conditions. The weights can also be used for offensive purposes, like striking an enemy by whipping the cape around. This device was expanded in The Dark Knight Strikes Again where the ends of the cape contained razor-sharp blades which Batman used to slice through several corrupt government officials.
*picks up jaw and let it drop again*
Like seriously.. there is actually a proper answer?! You mean Gooly's question is valid? Geesh!
I should really wipe the "what kinda question is that?' look of my face every time Gooly asks a question!
When I came back home with a better answer for him, he was grinning with glee. He was so happy to have his question answered (in a better and more comprehensible way). Like finally somebody (insane) spoke his lingo!
He said,"I told you! Batman can run faster with the wind on his cape! (after I sorta explained the meaning of 'glide')"
You did? Haha!
I think I kinda stopped listening after "For Fesen" cos my mind was occupied with the image of Batman's bulging
But still, boys and men are darn weird to be focusing on stuff like that!!!! I can understand if you tell me the beauty of a BV bag (inconspicuous seams, non-monogrammication, intrecciato and other scientific jargon)...but a batman suit? Oh come on!