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post Jul 1 2005, 02:23 PM
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Whilst walking home today I saw 2 grown men, by the looks of them they were roughly 20 -25 years old. One dressed as superman the other as the devil.

So anyway as I was walking toward them the devil began to beat the hell out of superman with his pitchfork. While I found this hilarious it got me thinking.

Could this be a metaphor for something?

I havenít thought of one yet. Well not one that makes any sense anyway.

So I leave it to you. Can you come up with a metaphor for that weird scenario I saw today?


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post Jul 3 2005, 10:30 PM
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Uh... Maybe these people thought that being non-politically correct would send you to hell or something?


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post Jul 4 2005, 02:26 PM
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Sounds like performance art. I saw something similar while walking through Times Square a little while ago.

Either that, or they just skipped their meds.


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post Jul 4 2005, 04:42 PM
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It's not a metaphor, but a moral-

If you still forget the order of your clothes when dressing, you will get hit by the devil.

Reminded me of those "If you don't eat your greens..." style things one's parents say...


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post Jul 4 2005, 09:06 PM
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Maybe it was just one of those random things someone did to make people laugh, a la Trigger Happy TV?


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post Jul 11 2005, 01:42 PM
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No matter how 'super' you are, the darkside will come and beat the duckflaps out of you. Where am I when cool stuff happens?


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post Jul 14 2005, 01:51 AM
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It's a metaphor for oxygen tanks.


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post Jul 18 2005, 03:17 AM
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According to my friend Joan:

Maybe the devil was hitting on Superman?

I personally think that it highlights the inner struggle of makind: evil nature versus good nature. Clearly evil always wins. (Aww, who am I kidding? I'd do the same sort of thing to get people to wonder...)


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post Jul 18 2005, 10:58 AM
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Ha! it is obvious what this means... (puts on Freud mask and bad german accent)
"ze fact that you found zis funny is ze key factor here! Clearly ziss shows zat even ze nices most nobel of ideas (represented by ze mun ot steel) can be tvisted by de evil (ze devil... duuh!) into somethink dat ze public vill laugh at und ridicule.

(takes of mask and accent) so there. Thanks for that Dr.
(puts back on) Mine pleasure!


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post Jul 18 2005, 07:50 PM
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*coughs to the chaps in white coats hiding in the corner*
"yeah... This is the one I was telling you about lads..."


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post Jul 21 2005, 11:22 AM
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The three pronged fork of the hoofed beast shall be punishment for the dressing like a bat in the dark while being a pseudo gymnast.


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post Jul 21 2005, 03:35 PM
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The person dressed as the devil was beating up SUPERman, not BATman.


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