Friday, April 16, 2010

Batman and his stupid cape

I have been rather disappointed with myself lately. I failed in providing satisfactory answers to Gooly's queries.

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."

*Jaw drops*

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[citation needed]. 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 crotch muscles.

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!

(Now this is a worthy discussion. Teehee!)

Also, in a costume party, if there are more than one Batman.. are they Batmen or Batmans?


Gargles said...

talking about fesyen, i think superman has a better sense in that. if only he carries a bag too while he flies around, that would be sooo cool.

Mamapumpkin said...

At least he didn't ask how he could have a crotch like Batman? Now what would you have said to that?!! BV bags are very expensive! I've never walked into a BV shop....

tuti said...

er.. gargles.. superman better sense of fesen ah? he wear his undies outside leh..

reanaclaire said...

eh..batman never fly meh? i tot he does.. *lagi blur*

Prof Sinkar said...

All the reasons mentioned are a myth. The only true reason for the cape is – COOL

See how cool is Darth Vader although he doesn’t fly or attacked by guns or glide whtever.

Btw, dun tell me u dunno Darth Vader got a cape..

goolypop said...

gargles, you mean those chaokwaitew pouch that goes around the waist? Handsfree ok?

goolypop said...

mamapumpkin...waaa! big crotch.. i think he can go on horses then walk like a cowboy and think he has big bulge kwaa...?

Bv bags are very expensive! I also nvr walk into a BV shop..


goolypop said...

tuti, batman also wear his undies out wat.. and also Darth Vadar (bet sinkar doesnt know this..)

goolypop said...

claire, fyi batman is also not related to bat (the baseball bat) :P

goolypop said...

sinkar, ya..somehow i think Mickey Mouse is not so cool without the cape.

tuti said...

pengsan!! i actually didn't noticed that about batman's undies too!
see? i don't look at people's undies wan! i am such a saint. ahem.

goolypop said...

tuti, for your future reference, just in case your neighbour's girlfren's cousin's son ask... Papa smurf doesnt wear underwear.. at all.

tuti said...

you made me google papa smurf..
got wear mah. cheh. made me excited for nothing..

goolypop said...

tuti *giggles* papa smurf wears tights... not undie ma..


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