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November 17, 2012

As Time Goes By: Time to revisit tales of aging superheroes

For all of my readers who indicated your appreciation for the first article on aging superheroes, this continued saga is just for you.


We take for granted that the people who we grew up with remain ageless and yet our comic superheroes age just like we do. Picture our superhero Wonder Woman as she aged.

As her alternate ego Diana Palmer wore eyeglasses that she didn’t need, so too Wonder Woman didn’t need glasses either. However there came a time when Wonder Woman noticed that she kept getting into the wrong invisible airplane. (How did she know this if it was invisible to start with?)

She went to see her eye doctor, who asked her to read the bottom line on the eye chart and she replied, “What eye chart?” She was eligible for full coverage under ObamaCare and soon she was sporting a brand new pair of inch-thick lenses with a frame that cost more than my first tractor.

She left the doctor’s office but found that she had misplaced her invisible plane again. “Darn,” she thought (actually she said something much stronger but this is a family newspaper), “I could have sworn I parked that plane in B section, row 8; or was it 8 section, row B?”

I was always puzzled with the invisible airplane. Wasn’t it obvious to everyone that when Wonder Woman flew through the air, all you saw was her in a sitting position? I could just picture all the people saying “There goes that crazy Wonder Women, flying through the air again, at least she could have the decency to use a broom.”

What about the propeller? When the engine was running turning the propeller, did it make any noise? Maybe it was as silent as some of the motorcycles that go through town. You could be walking in some parking lot and walk right into the invisible airplane with the invisible propeller. 

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