Monday, March 05, 2007

Where will poor Clark Kent change now?

Not only old Ivan hankers for superpowers while he identifies with Clark Kent, who was invented at the Toronto Star (Daily Planet) where Ivan sometimes hangs out...The good graces of Antonia Zerbisias had allowed Ivan to print all sorts of outrageous stuff, and now they appear to have cut Antonia's blog back...hope it wasn't something Ivan said. Antonia's blog now lies dormant, though I am sure one day very soon, she will reemerge as the Wonder Woman Antonia really is. Smart, terrific media writer and a friend.

But something caught my eye recently, in another newspaper, the Toronto SUN. Andy Donato, who used to illustrate some of my old SUN Stories, notably SINGLEMAN IS THE NEW SUPERHERO (l975)--has been distressed in SUN editor Mike Strobel's lament that the phone booth has gone the way of the buggywhip and the car coat, and where will poor Superman change now.
Always supplying the answer Andy Donato replies in a cartoon posted just yesterday.

I got a huge laugh out of it.

Hope you enjoy it too.

Ivan

11 comments:

Josie said...

Well, they'll always have men's washrooms. Just ask George Michael.

BTW, Pam has started her blog:

http://poeppels.blogspot.com/

Cheers,
Josie

islandgrovepress said...

Yeah,
I wonder if Michael and Pee Wee Herman hang around together.

Always carry sports equipment, I say. You never know when it might come in handy.


I'll be checking out the new blog.

Ivan

Josie said...

Gives new meaning to "Peewee's Playhouse"...

islandgrovepress said...

"Those are PeeWee's pornies, George. Get your own!" :)

doubting thomas said...

Phone booths and, alas, public conveniences. The latter get torn down because they are sometimes used as a meeting place by a certain segment of society.

islandgrovepress said...

DT:

Yep.

And after the crack party, they wreck the equipment and break the glass.

And all around, their groceries and laundry from their last eviction.
Pretty Canada and all its social progress.

Ivan

Donnetta Lee said...

Porta-pot, huh? Could turn any Clark into a super-something! Donnetta

Donnetta Lee said...

Ivan and Josie: I tried to use the http address to visit Pam. Google isn't letting me find her. Am I doing something wrong? Donnetta

islandgrovepress said...

Holy Johnny, Batman!

islandgrovepress said...

Donnetta,

I can't find Pam either.

Josie?

Highlight?

Ivan

islandgrovpress said...

Oh, here we go.

Just go to Josie's site, in her
"Fun folks to visit" area.

She's got Pam under "Audio Video Disco".

Ivan