Sad today to hear of the passing of Adam West. Mr. West was my first Super Hero. I had toys, action figures for it and everything. Real cloth for the pants and shirts I took them everywhere with me. My Grandfather questioned why I had dolls since I was a boy but my Grandmother told him to mind his own business. 🙂
The TV series was always black and white for me since that’s the TV we had. It was filmed in color though, I know this since I have the DVD sets now. bright colors and loud exclamations when the fights occurred POW!!!, BLAM!, SPLAT!!, WHAM!!It also had my Favorite Villain… Penguin played by Burgess Meredith, much, much better than Danny DeVito.
Mr. West was a nice guy I wish I could find the photo of the two of us from a convention I did marketing for. Doesn’t matter though the memory remains, Ill find it eventually. In the meantime, my condolences to his close friends and family, he will be missed!
Batman sightings abound. The caped crusader has been seen all over the world, recently though, he was arrested. For the second time. Batman was charged with obstructing a police investigation in Michigan. That’s pretty bad really… I mean vigilante or not have some respect for law enforcement. For that matter, have some respect for Batman…
This next part comes from the Associated Press, Michigan Police were searching for a man in Petoskey, Michigan, when 33-year-old Mark Wayne Williams, AKA Batman, offered to help with the search. He was asked to leave the area by the police officers but Batman had to help.
State Police Sgt. Jeff Gorno said that officers asked Williams to leave the scene but he insisted on helping police find their criminal.
“He wouldn’t clear the scene, and we had a canine out there and he kept screwing up the scent … He said he wanted to help us look for the driver … We didn’t want the dog to track Batman instead of the accident scene, and he was getting in the way of officers who had a job to do.”
This of course simply cracks me up! Apparently, Batman was annoying (LAUGH) Obviously not the real Batman then. The police ended up arresting him and took his costume away… Thank God, Batman would be mortified to see his 1960’s outfit draped around this pretender. Adam West definitely wore it better. Believe it or not this happens to be the second-time Batman has been arrested, last time he got probation. I’m wondering who the parole officer was… that poor guy must have taken some shit from his co-workers.
To do it right though… to really have some Batman Equipment, training and all around awesomeness does cost some serious money though as seen below.
Even if you can’t afford all of that… You can still be Batman. Nothing wrong with it, you dont need to be rich or crazy… just be.
If you happen to have the money then you can always do what one man did… you can be BATMAN! At least for some kids… they believe you see… Just Like I do. He donates his time and his money to brighten the lives of sick children. He has lots of gadgets a cool costume and a pretty awesome car… the biggest thing he has though is a heart, you see… Batman is all heart.
See to me Lenny is a hero, something we could use more of. Lenny didn’t get any fame or press until he was pulled over by police. Seems Batman likes to go fast, who knew. This man does charity work and brightens kids days who have cancer. You may have seen Video of Lenny being pulled over… if not here it is below.
My point is Batman is awesome… and if you can… Be Batman… and all he stands for. We don’t have enough real life super heroes… it doesn’t take cosmic rays, spider bites or even millions of dollars. All it takes is a good heart… costume is optional (for you anyway I’m saving up)