Regrettable Superheroes

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In his book, “The League of Regrettable Superheroes” Jon Morris covers various superheroes that never gained much popularity.  He also discusses the history of the superhero concept and the role it plays in contemporary culture.

The regrettable superheroes that I found most interesting:

  • Atoman has the ability to explode atoms.
  • The Bouncer can bounce the laziness right out of your soul.
  • Captain Tootsie loves to eat tootsie rolls after a long day of fighting crime.
  • Doll Man can shrink himself to 6 inches in height, which was his only super power.
  • The Eye was “an actual living, speaking, crime-fighting, disembodied, floating giant eyeball.”
  • The Face had a specially designed mask that was skintight.  He was so scary, criminals fainted at the sight of him.
  • Funnyman used to say, “I like the idea of cleaning up on wrong guys with jabs and gags.”
  • The Vagabond Prince dressed like a Jester and spoke with a “pseudo-shakesperian dialogue.”
  • Maggot Man was infested with maggots and he used those maggots to create extra muscle mass.

 

Cowboy Church

The Cowboy Church movement is designed to reach a certain people group, which has its own cultural norms.

This church building was located in a barn, which is in the middle of a working ranch.  Right outside the door of the church was an Australian Cattle Dog and a horse.

Their belief system is typical for a Christian church.  The main difference is in how they package it and teach the members to apply it to their  own life.

Redneck History

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I was wondering about redneck history, so I did a little research.

Redneck is often used as a derogatory term for rural white Americans that are seen as low class, poor, and uneducated.

The term was originally used to characterize farmers, because they often had sunburns on the back of their necks from spending hours working in the fields.

In the early 1900s, the word “redneck” was used to designate a political faction within the democratic party.  Supporters of this faction wore red bandanas to rallies and other events.

Today, the word isn’t always used in a negative way.  It can be used to describe anyone that lives in a rural area, enjoys being outdoors, or drives a truck.

 Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck