Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I don’t mind super villains. Not really, you know. They sort of keep me in business. But what I have come to realise is that it is really hard to start up as a super villain.

Most of them have deep psychological problems or delusions or obsessions. Often with me.

And then there are the guys who try too hard.

I’m up on this rooftop (where else) when I hear about this guy on my scanner. He breaks into a bank and when the cops come along he places his hands on his hips a laughs. Then he throws cotton buds at them. You know those things you use to clean your ears with? Yep, that’s what I thought.

He went down in a screaming mess of pepper spray.

I suppose he technically doesn’t count as a villain, even with that laughing bit. But still, I’ve had guys in homemade costumes, which is clearly underwear, challenging me to a duel of wits or some ludicrous thing.

Still at least it’s a hobby.