I don't know why I'm thinking about this right now, but when I started this project i signed up for a twitter account. I thought I would need one not because I wanted to twit things, but because I thought it would be useful for following Superman-related things on twitter. To date, I have tweetered nothing. Yet I have three followers. Maybe I'll start tweeting all the alternate jokes I come up with when I'm watching television shows. That way I won't have to harass my wife every time I think I'm funnier than the television.
Anyway, the reason I'm writing about this is because one time I was searching twitter for everything that people were writing about Superman right at that moment. It was the time Bill Clinton flew to some North Korea to rescue two journalists who were trapped there or something. So all sorts of tweets referred to him as Superman. This was a while ago. The idea popped up a few places outside twitter as well.
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At the moment, there is no particular unity or pattern to the tweets about Superman. A couple of them are about Lebron James. A couple about catching people when they're falling. A couple about Justin Bieber, of all things.
In case you've forgotten, the President and First Lady made an appearance in the comics, during Superman's funeral in the early 90's. Just for the record, funereal is a very good word. I just didn't feel like working it into this post.