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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Michael Phelps is Aquaman!

This way-cool item arrived in my in-box yesterday courtesy newest F.O.A.M. member Rod Strickler, who hails from the Sunshine State.

This piece is a nexus of several of my favorite kinds of things to run on the Shrine--first, it's a local-only piece, so thanks to Rod's generosity and quick action I'm getting to see something I'd normally miss; second, it's very timely; and third, its a great example of Aquaman's vast presence in the popular culture--probably the Shrine's #1 mission.

And congrats to Michael Phelps, who is gobbling up gold medals the way The Dark Knight is gobbling up box office receipts.

Oh, and by the way, the Tampa Bay Times isn't the only news organization that is making the Aquaman connection. This is from today's Comcast news page:
Dear DC Comics: We need an Aquaman book on the stands--now.


Anonymous said...

Rob, Check out this link to Sports Illustrated's "Tale of the Tape." Phelps vs. Aquaman.


Anonymous said...

And another reference, courtesy of ESPN Magazine:


chunky B said...

I was thinking the same thing as I watched the relay the other night!

There goes Aquaman!

Bubbashelby said...

I'm just tired of the ignoramuses at NBC calling him "Superman." (as I mentioned on my blog ;) )

Glad to see someone in the media is able to add "water" to "super-human feats" and come up with the proper solution.

Swinebread said...

I heard that on NBC and thought of you

can Phelps talk to the sea-life too?

Adama said...

I keep expecting the guy to jump out of the pool riding a giant sea horse at the end of every race!