A Daily Dose of the 1970s in Action
"I came for the cakes. I stayed for the comments." – An Official Review from “Anonymous”
You are just really going to town on these number definitions, aren’t you, Super Dictionary? The things you choose to be really specific about are both random and baffling.
I can’t wait! What do you have in store for us this time, Super Dictionary?
That’s very kind of you, Dinah. You’re a very nice business owner.
But that kind of generosity might be what sent you out of business in the first place*. I mean, ten cents a flower was pretty pricey in the late 70s.
*I know, I know, her flower shop was blown up, not run out of business. LET ME HAVE MY SUPER DICTIONARY FUN.
And that would be terrible. Especially if you’re delivering that box to Lois. You know how she loves her boxes. But I think that box is probably going to get wet whether you drop it or not, Dinah. That is what rain is known to do.
Also woah, Canary’s boobs are each the size of her face. That’s not right.
Well done, Super Dictionary! You managed to define an animal with enough detail that a child can actually decipher what the animal is. With a picture to boot!
I guess there’s a first time for everything.
Now I just want to know why Dinah is riding a donkey and where.
All I can think of is The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, a movie about gold prospecting in Mexico.
Maybe she’s searching for gold.
(I am amused that Canary’s just been lifted from a picture of her riding her motorcycle and transplanted to a donkey. It doesn’t quite work. She’s definitely about to fall off that donkey’s ass.)
But…you’re not in any corners. You’re in the middle of a city area. Possibly with a river behind you? But you’re definitely not stuck in a room with piles of baddies just coming out of the corners. You have plenty of space to move and run.
Canary, that dude closest to you looks like he’s…dancing up to you? Like just shuffling up. Are they some kind of dance cult and they’re going to try to dance you to death?
Also geez, Ollie, how dumb do you think your fake-blonde girlfriend is to not notice dudes creeping up in front and behind you? This is a woman who runs self-defense classes in her Black Canary persona.
Just because she gets kidnapped all the time doesn’t mean that she’s just completely unobservant.
With that we conclude the first page of the letter D! It’s a momentous occasion, and I’m pretty sure that from here, the definitions only get more ridiculous. Come back tomorrow for more adventures with…The Super Dictionary!
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I think this is the first (and possibly only) time that The Super Dictionary deigns to acknowledge that a superhero who isn’t Superman has a secret identity, even though they gave us that handy-dandy guide way back when. I’m surprised they bothered, since we’ve seen our heroes, apparently in costume, doing the most mundane of mundane things.
She probably added it to her coffee to make delicious, delicious coffee.
You don’t really find people skimming the cream off milk anymore. You don’t even need to shake it to make sure it’s mixed in. Because our milk is almost always homogenized, these days. Unless you get it farm fresh! Then all bets are off.
Two acceptable, in-character definitions in a row?! What is this world (book) coming to??!!
“Course” could use some elaboration, like that it can also mean “path” or “direction,” but I’ll let that slide, because as it stands, this is remarkably accurate for Canary.
You know what would help your mysterious friend find your cottage, mysterious blonde? Giving a better description than “by the lake.”
But who is this mysterious blonde anyway? Black Canary? Supergirl? Jonna?!
We’ll never know.