Superman

Faster then a speeding bullet.

More powerful than a locomotive.

Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound.

 Look!

 Up in the sky!

 It’s a bird!

 It’s a plane!

 It’s Superman!

 Yes, it’s Superman! Strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.

 Superman! Who can change the course of mighty rivers; bend steel in his bare hands. And who, disguised as Clark Kent, (mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper), fights a never-ending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

Superman! Who... ...fights a never-ending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

George Reeves publicity still for the Adventures of Superman television series.

O.K. – Truth, I get;

Justice, maybe.

But The American Way still leaves me baffled.

 

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About The Twentieth Man

Age 66
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2 Responses to Superman

  1. It does? I watched the show every week as a kid. “The American Way”= fairness, at least as far as the world of “Superman” was concerned. The American Way is a lot more egotistical and avaricious now than it was then. I enjoyed this reminder of the show, though.

  2. “The American Way” is such a nebulous phrase as to be practically meaningless.

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