Max Fleischer's Superman (part 5 of 5)

Clark says “perhaps” to the man’s assertions, and then asks what he wants them to do about it. The man insists the paper write a story demanding everyone vacate the island, which means the mayor likely laughed at him. Stupid mayor. Last time you failed to take a crazy man seriously, he shot your city with a death ray.

Lois says it’s fantastic, which… means she thinks it’s a wonderful idea? [checks dictionary] Huh. Fantastic can also mean “imaginary: existing only in the imagination”. Oh, the root word of fantastic is “fantasy”. Duh. So why the hell do people use the word “fantastic” to describe something that’s awesome, when the word pretty much describes stuff that’s beyond reason? Did the use of the word change between 1941 and now? It’s like one of those words that used to mean one thing, but now means something else, like awful or brave.

To read the rest of this article, support the Agony Booth on Patreon.
This is an archived post. This post is available to patrons who pledge at least $2 on Patreon. Pledging this amount gives access to all archived articles published after 2010. (For access to articles older than 2010, pledge at least $5.)

Click “Unlock with Patreon” to sign up with Patreon or to log in with your existing Patreon account.
Already a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content.
Multi-Part Article: Max Fleischer's Superman

You may also like...