Monday, July 21, 2008

If She Were An X-Man, Ya Ha Deedle Deedle, Bubba Bubba Deedle Deedle Dumb.



Note: This actually happened, in "The Uncanny X-Men" #196. Easily one of the worst ideas writer Chris Claremont ever had, this was probably the low point of his risible campaign to equate the put-upon mutants with other historically oppressed minorities. To buy that conceit, you had to forget that all superheroes are marginalized freaks, not just the ones who were born that way, and ignore the fact that "mutie" is about as ugly an epithet as "Princess Sparkle Pony." More to the point, how oppressed can you really be when you have the power to rip the planet in half, or dematerialize in the face of mortal peril? So, fuck you, Chris Claremont, for being a pretentious wank who really, really wanted to put the word "n****r" in a comic book, and fuck you McArdle, for reminding me of Chris Claremont on my birthday.

5 comments:

brad said...

Happy slightly belated bday.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I have that issue!

Clem said...

Thanks, Brad. Nothing from McArdle, not even a card, and after all the wallpaper I've given her. Bitch.

M. Bouffant said...

No linky to whatever horror she committed, Birfday boy?

Clem said...

Here you go.