Superman ~ The Man of…”Stuff”

Maybe I’ll skip this one after all.

SUPERMAN’S motto, “Truth, justice and the American way,” has been rewritten in the new “Superman Returns” to “Truth, justice and . . . all that stuff.” Jeannie Wolf reports on that screenwriters Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris wanted to avoid outdated jingoism. Dan: “I don’t think ‘the American way’ means what it meant in 1945.” Mike: “He’s not just for Metropolis and not just for America.” Dan: “He’s an alien, from Krypton; he has come to Earth to be kind of a savior for this world, not our country . . . And he has no papers.” Mike: “What would happen with the immigration laws we have now?” Dan: “I’d like to see someone kick him out!”

12 Responses to “Superman ~ The Man of…”Stuff””

  1. Nightfly says:

    Well, he’s adopted by native-born citizens, and gainfully employed (so no doubt he has a Social Security number).
    Besides, if millions of lesser mortals can flaunt the immigration laws with impunity and remain, I don’t think Supes has anything to worry about.

  2. Ken Summers says:

    I remember the Superman cartoon from the 60s. It was “Truth, Justice, and Freedom”. Not “All that stuff”.

  3. Ken Summers says:

    I wonder if these guys will make a movie about Captain All-That-Stuff?

  4. Mike Rentner says:

    Come on, that can’t possibly be true.
    But then, I never thought the Holy Ghost could be a womb either.
    I’m not sure which is less elegant a change.

  5. It’s twoo, it’s TWOO! And you gotta watch that ‘womb’ stuff ~ apparently it’s dangerous.

  6. (And Mr. Summers? If he looks like that, they can call him anything they want…GAH-RROOWWWLLLL)

  7. Ken Summers says:

    Faceless and amorphous? You have strange tastes in men, sis.

  8. Are you LOOKING at the picture you posted, cause that’s sure as hell what I’m TALKING about…

  9. Ken Summers says:

    Ah. I thought you were talking about the Superman pic you posted – all chest, no face. I can see how you would likee of Captain All-that-stuff.

  10. mojo says:

    Read a short story by Larry Niven :”Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex”

  11. The_Real_JeffS says:

    mojo, that’s a classic! Here’s the story.
    Just don’t call THS a “woman of kleenex”. Methinks bloodletting would ensue.

  12. DirtCrashr says:

    Superman the Alien from the Planet Krypton must go down to Germany on the Planet Earth to fulfill his Destiny as The Super Man, since he has no papers for the American Visa and Green Card and he doesn’t speak the Mexican language in Caahlifornia.
    (/Aarnold voice-off)

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