Thursday, March 17, 2011

A mashup for my fellow baby boomers

Years ago I memorized the opening lines for "Adventures of Superman" and "The Lone Ranger" TV shows.

Now, I can't recite one without inserting lines from the other.

A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi-Yo Silver." Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! It's Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, with his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, led the fight for law and order in the early West.  Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird!  It's a plane! It's Superman, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper.

Secret identities can get very confusing.

1 comment:

  1. Nice, but what about St. Patrick's Day?