Thursday, December 08, 2005

riddle me this

ergh - this would have gone up yesterday, but:

it was a dark, cold night. bloggie and IE came out of a bar and jumped into IE's truck - bloggie was driving. unfortunately, the truck had had too much to drink and the road jumped out from under it, so into a fence our two heroes went and you know what happened?

I lost two posts.

(ahhh hahaha - ok I know that sucked, so shut up)

the riddles went well so here's a few more:
Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.
What is it?

so you're right. the man pictured above is none other than the infamous Riddler as played by Frank Gorshin in the original 1960's Batman TV series.
"I developed the Riddler's fiendish laugh at Hollywood parties." -Frank Gorshin, 1966

And this is one of his animated counterparts:
There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it?

here's another: "Riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of the big, black bat?"
As much as Batman Forever sucked (Schumacher has his moments - Falling Down(1993) is fantastic - as does Val Kilmer - who doesn't like Tombstone(1993)? - but this isn't one of them), and paled in comparison to the Batman(1998) and the most recent one, Batman Begins, - Jim Carrey was perfect to play the Dark Knight's frustrating villain, just as Jack Nicholson was a fantastic Joker.

Many people over the years have bent their creative minds to one of my favorite comic book heroes. Unlike many superheroes, Batman has no super powers, just lots of money to buy cool toys that supplement his supreme physical condition and bright mind. He also has a dark side (or rather is Bruce Wayne's darkside), lives in a corrupt city and fights dirty for justice and revenge. Maybe this is why he replaced Superman as America's superhero darling - because he's what anyone could be with a lot of money and the desire to go vigilante. He's a hero in the shadows who uses the bad-guy's supreme weapon, FEAR, to fight crime - and boy, what great villains, eh? He's my kind of hero in my kind of stories.

What driver doesn't have a license?

i heard that groan - what's wrong? too easy? want more? well tease your brain with the 768 riddles you can find here or the hundreds of riddles and other mind-puzzles here but be warned: Edward Nygma may be hiding behind the www or even behind the .com

7 little fish:

Blogger IanBradley swam up to say...

A screwdriver,or me..... take your pick. Yes I took the easy road.

2:06 PM  
Blogger anne swam up to say...

Damn. That was the only one I knew.

3:01 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

"but gollum had spent too much time in the underground lake to miss that one" (approximate quote)


i love love love the 60's batman show. i have the movie.

"holy heartbreak, batman..."

6:43 PM  
Blogger JP swam up to say...

Frank Gorshin was the best!!!! And, no disrespect to Michelle Pfeiffer, but Julie Newmarr was simply the cat's whiskers!

I'm glad the comics didn't stay as silly as the series for too long though - on the other hand, they're often way too dark now!

10:46 PM  
Blogger jason evans swam up to say...

Yesssss, yessss, precious. Sweet, juicy fisheses. We squeeze them, precious. Gollum! Gollum!

11:21 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

don't forget about Lee Meriweather!

9:18 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

umm ok, jenn, i won't

ok, people that two out of three answers - anyone?

wow - John Austin (Addams Family) replaced Gorshin as the riddle, but also Liberace, Joan Collins and Vincent Price (as Egghead) all plyed villians on the 1960's Batman show - and I always forget that Ceasar Romero was the Joker

10:37 AM  

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