Thursday, November 26, 2015

Clark Kent is an immigrant.

Original Superman poster from the 1950s: HERE

I spent the morning reading Wil Wheaton's Tumblr thing, where I felt thankful for his sane anger + good cheer and where I came across this poster, which I tweaked it a bit. 

Also came across on his blog Wil's "Seven Things I Did to Reboot My Life"
I LOVE that his list includes "Watch more movies.
The article starts off: 
About twenty years ago, I had a portable spa in the back yard of my first house. One day, the heater stopped working, so I called a repairman to come out and look at it. He told me that there would be an $85 charge no matter what, and I told him that was okay. When he got to my house, he opened up the access panel where the heater, pump, and filter lived. He looked inside, then looked back at me.
“Did you try pushing the reset button?” He asked.
“Um. No,” I said.
He pushed the reset button, and the heater came back to life.

“That’ll be $85,” he said. I paid him.

This post is about realizing that I was sitting in cold water, and not doing anything to turn the heater back on.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!


Zhoen said...

We once called in a refrigerator repair guy. It was an old smoke detector in a cupboard, that we didn't know about.

Michael Leddy said...

I love this poster. I hope it's an oldie and not something new.

As a journalist, Kent would not use the Oxford comma, I'm pretty sure. AP style.

We one had an oldtimey repair guy look at our washing machine, which had no hot water. The problem: the hot water to the machine had been turned off. I think he charged $25, but to meet this guy it was worth it. He was from Central Casting and had been at it since the 1960s.

Frex said...

ZHOEN: YOu man your refrigerator was beeping like a smoke alarm?

MICHAEL: Yes, I'm happy to say it's original---I just changed the pronouns and added "fandoms"---and you're right---when I looked again, the original didn't have the Oxford comma either.

Here's the original:

Funny--checking the on/off switches and taps must make up some significant percentage of repair workers calls.

Zhoen said...

Yup. Drove us nuts for a week. I thought that's what it sounded like, Dylan sure it wasn't, repair guy knew it wasn't a fridge sound... yeah. Left by previous owners in an inaccessible cupboard above the fridge with the battery still in. I'd cleaned there, too, just not all the way to the far corners apparently.

Zhoen said...

Sorry, it wasn't the fridge, it was a disused smoke alarm, the battery dying.

Fresca said...

Got it! :)