Friday, July 5, 2013

Is the Lone Ranger faster than a speeding bullet?

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.

Strange visitor from another planet, 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 the Lone Ranger, 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 Super Kemosabe, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper. Hi-Yo Silver, Away! 

Secret identities can get very confusing.

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