Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shazam Indeed

It is my sad duty to report as an old man with nothing left to cling to that not a single one of my graduate students is familiar with Billy Batson (pictured earlier on the "blog" without an identifying caption, unthinkingly accepting a soda fountain treat from his disguised nemesis Dr. Sivana) OR his alter ego Captain Marvel. I explained that when young Billy Batson said the magic word ("Shazam," of which they had also not heard) the magic lightning struck and he was transformed into the World's Mightiest Mortal. "He turns into a MAN?" one of them blurted. In all her years of graduate school she had never heard something so preposterous.