Superhero hoarders: Why their stuff is more dangerous than average

Yet more superhero humor! This time I’ve moved on from the chic (hipsters) and the average (college kids) to the downright scary (crazy people with hoarding issues!)… all super-sized to the hero level! Which superheroes like to collect? Which are pack rats? And which need to see their therapists about a hoarding problem? You know, I have a great aunt who hoards, and there are boxes upon boxes stacked up in her house, so much so that there is barely room to walk, and she’s old, so I’m afraid she’s going to die in there, and nobody’s going to be able to find her, and… oh, well, never mind.

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Friday, October 15th, 2010 Leah Miller 2 Comments

Not an English major? There’s always the superhero route…

So I keep finding these silly superhero-humor articles, and I really enjoy them, so I keep posting them for you to enjoy too… this is definitely supposed to make us all feel better when we get C’s and D’s… because no matter what the grade, we still have a chance to be somebody, however slight that chance might be. 🙂

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Saturday, October 9th, 2010 Leah Miller 4 Comments

A little superhero humor…

Hipsters… they’re everywhere. Okay, okay, maybe not, but they would be, if they could ride their bikes a bit farther. Here’s an article that portrays our favorite eco-sensitive, pot-smoking, vegan friends in a whole new guise… as the self-sacrificing superheroes they all aim to be. We’ll support them until they inconvenience us… then we’ll turn our backs to them.

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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 Leah Miller 4 Comments

Comic books “superheroes” of literacy?

Studies claim that comics help children learn to love to read

Comic books unlikely heroes for reluctant readers

There are many negative stereotypes against comic books and graphic novels. Many people find them to be violent and even sometimes downright naughty. They would be the last books you would want in your young child’s hands, but according to this article, comic books can actually be beneficial to your child’s reading ability. It’s just plain simple: They make reading enjoyable. Studies say that boys who read comic books are more literate in later years because they started reading for pleasure at an early age. But looking at the negative stereotypes of graphic novels (which are often derived from truths), is it really moral to just hand kids a comic book and say, “Okay, have fun!”? Do the benefits in this case out-weigh the dangers? Is there even anything to worry about??

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 Leah Miller 1 Comment