Superman is a comic character with more powers than an FBI agent playing World of Warcraft, many of which have been ret-conned over the years. However, one power that has been a staple of Superman’s arsenal for years is one that has the bizarre side effect of meaning he can never, ever get dirty.
Staged publicity photos are nothing new and prominent individuals the world over use them to try and endear themselves to the public. Now in most of these cases the person in question at least tries to make the image look realistic, Vladimir Putin on the other hand doesn’t give a shit and has taken part in photo ops so obviously staged you could photoshop a boom mic three inches away from his head and they wouldn’t look any less ridiculous.
If you weren’t alive to remember the dark times known only as the Beanie Baby Craze of the 1990’s, one you’re lucky and two, holy fuck-balls was that some crazy shit. Amazingly, the entire craze can be traced back to exactly one decision made by Beanie Baby creator Ty Warner. More specifically, the changing of a single word.
Accents are a lot like political opinions, in that, most people have them, the majority are terrible and some are incomprehensible. Perhaps no individual’s accent has caused more bafflement though than the one belonging to actor Richard Madden, a man whose Scottish brogue resulted in implied sex between a mother and son.
When you’re bestowed with the power of ancient turbo-leopard and have access to the collective resources of an entire fucking country, there’s not much you can’t do. Or at least, it would appear that way if the Marvel character T’Challa, AKA the Black Panther, is anything to go by. A character so immensely wealthy he’s personally worth more than every country on Earth combined.