Mr. Sensitive

October 14, 2011

Marvel Super-Heroes Glass Wars

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 12:05

Because it tastes better, I prefer to drink my sodas out of glass cups with ice.   Because I am me and Reagan also lives here, my glass cups get broken.  My insistence on doing all the dishes by hand even though I am profoundly clumsy doesn’t help matters.   Earlier this year Katie bought me a set of five glasses, each one bearing the name and image of a different Marvel superhero.  We started with Captain America, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and a fifth one I can’t remember now.  It should be obvious that the hero whose identity escapes me now is the one who took leave of us the soonest.  After him (or her?), Captain America was the second to go, probably the victim of one of his insoluble existential crises, or of Brinkley.  The final three lasted for several months before Spider-Man succumbed in the sink.  He sliced me up pretty good on his way out, though; it makes me shudder to think what Wolvie’s likely to do when I break him.  The last two standing are the aforementioned Logan and the Hulk.  Wolverine is rendered by Jim Lee whereas Dr. Banner appears to be the work of John Buscema, so I give the edge there to Wolvie.  However, Wolverine’s costume is his clownier yellow-and-blue outfit (late model, not the original Herb Trimpe version with the ridiculous cat whiskers) rather than the down-and-dirty brown-and-orange getup that I feel would give him his best chance to win.  If the glass people had gone with the Frank Quitely bisexual-biker ensemble from New X-Men we wouldn’t be having this discussion because Logan would’ve smashed all the other glasses on the way home from Target.



  1. I think there were only 4 originally because I saw the set on sale at Target the other day (and almost bought it again – probably should have), and it only had 4 glasses.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — October 14, 2011 @ 13:02 | Reply

    • So what you’re saying is that it was a five-glass set, and the fifth glass was the Invisible Woman? Because otherwise you’re questioning my ironclad memory.

      Comment by lbej — October 14, 2011 @ 13:14 | Reply

      • I was actually trying to say that your memory was perfect, and that you couldn’t remember the 5th glass because there was no 5th glass.

        Comment by euregirlsandboys — October 14, 2011 @ 14:12

      • So what you’re saying is that you can’t remember saying that the fifth glass was the Invisible Woman, even though it was just a few hours ago that you said it was the Invisible Woman, because my memory is so powerful that yours is too frightened of it to work properly? Because that’s what I’m hearing.

        Comment by lbej — October 14, 2011 @ 15:14

  2. Now you’re just confusing me. So maybe that is what I’m saying.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — October 14, 2011 @ 15:45 | Reply

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