A Daily Dose of the 1970s in Action
"I came for the cakes. I stayed for the comments." – An Official Review from “Anonymous”
I didn’t know that Lois had a chalkboard. Did the Daily Planet acquire one? Was Lois made chalkboard monitor? Is it Jimmy’s turn to erase the chalkboard tomorrow?
Also, an interesting choice to include the word “eraser,” but not the word “erase,” Super Dictionary. But we all know how important words like “enemy” and “arrow” are to the lives of American children. Not to mention those fifty-nifty United States!
So who really needs “erase,” eh?
Am I missing something here, or did Lois suddenly become a carpenter? Do journalists do drills? Have drills? I don’t understand.
Also why would Lois use a drill to make a hole in the wall? Isn’t that what Superman’s for? I mean, I guess Dark Age Lois would be all over that, but I bet you a dollar that that’s what Silver Age Lois was calling Superman for. To burn a hole in her wall with his laser vision.
Uh oh, I hope that water from the stream was clean!
So what is it called if her neighbors live two floors down from her? Is that not “downstairs” anymore?
I wonder what that note said.
I’m imagining something along the lines of:
I like you, do you like me?
He didn’t sign it because he was hoping to be standing there when Superman answered. Now Superman will just think it’s from Lois.
I don’t know what I like most about this definition. Superman’s shit eating grin? Lois about to ineffectually punch Superman? The fact that Superman (not Clark — Superman) has to pick if he’s going to fly or drive to the crime?
They’re all pretty great.
Another slightly schizophrenic moment for The Super Dictionary — they’re even more torn between Lois being a strong, capable woman, or the kind of useless idiot who wears a box on her head than they are about if Catwoman is a hero or a villain.
(They seem to favor the latter, sadly. But that does squeeze in more Lois uses and more obtuse ways to define words!)
Don’t worry, Hawkman, it’s probably just Lois hiding some vegetables or people in your cellar for winter storage.
Nobody takes Superman’s woman, Jimmy. NOBODY.
You try to woo her with a crisper apple? Superman gives her the CRISPEST.
That’s great and everything, Super Dictionary, I’m glad Lois keeps in contact with her extended family.
I’m just confused by one thing:
Why didn’t you use Superman and Supergirl for this definition? You know. Those two characters featured in this book who are actually cousins?
Just because they’re from another planet doesn’t invalidate their familial ties!