I think someone was on an exciting amount of drugs at the fortune cookie factory again…
“[N]ation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and gay wizard video games.” -Matthew 24:7
Would you kill him in his bed?
Thrust a dagger through his head?
I would not, could not, kill the King.
I could not do that evil thing.
I would not wed this girl, you see.
Now get her to a nunnery.
~ Green Eggs and Hamlet
This is very frakking true. The lazy parents who bitch and whine when a game is not right for their kid is on them.
Why Can’t Anyone Recognize Superman?
The neurological explanation for why the Daily Planet staff falls for the lousy Clark Kent disguise.
The most powerful superhero of all time, Superman, has arguably the worst disguise of all time. A slight application of hair gel and some glasses turn the Man of Steel, the statuesque savior of humanity, into Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter at the Daily Planet. It’s a façade that a toddler should be able to see through, but no one does. Why not?
This bizarre failure of perception can only be attributed to Superman’s greatest and perhaps most scientifically astute superpower: He is able to surround himself with friends and co-workers who all suffer from prosopagnosia—face blindness.
Unless you are a comic book aficionado, you may not know that DC Comics did, in fact, try to resolve the issue of his pathetic disguise. In Superman #330, it’s revealed that Superman focuses a hypno-beam through his kryptonite-lensed glasses at everyone he meets. Because Superman is trying to project the persona of Clark Kent—a meek, frail, and “not terribly handsome” version of himself—that is what everyone sees.
But science fiction can do way better than that.
Prosopagnosia is a brain disorder that severely limits a person’s ability to recognize and remember faces. But just faces. Other areas of visual perception remain (mostly) intact. People with face blindness can read, drive, and even realize that what they are looking at is a face. They aren’t even all that socially disabled: They rely on voices, gaits, and typical clothes to identify people. But the ability to recognize a person from the face alone evaporates. In the first recorded case of the disorder, Jean-Martin Charcot (considered by some to be the father of modern neurology) in 1883 described a patient who mistook his own reflection in a mirror for a stranger and apologized for blocking the way. A team of scientists showed a woman with prosopagnosia her own image and asked her what she saw. She responded that it could be one of her neighbors. So for prosopagnosics, Clark Kent is a familiar assortment of suits, nervous mannerisms, and glasses. It’s no wonder nobody at the Daily Planet can match this constellation of clues to Superman in his cape. (via Superman Man of Steel disguise: Prosopagnosia explains why no one recognizes Clark Kent. - Slate Magazine)