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2012-09-19 12:14:55 AM
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Done and Done!
 
2012-09-19 01:18:43 AM
I know several people who daydream about little else. And they're... um... pear-shaped at best.
 
2012-09-19 02:37:23 AM
Waddaya mean "start"?
 
2012-09-19 02:42:42 AM
How does that help me? I already am the goddam Batman.
 
2012-09-19 02:49:23 AM
Whether I want to or not, I lean towards Ben Grimm.
 
2012-09-19 02:49:26 AM
or you know go to a gym.

/ 26 mins
 
2012-09-19 02:51:21 AM
i'm batman
 
2012-09-19 03:05:10 AM
Well, if anyone knows from body image issues, it's Spider-Man

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2012-09-19 03:11:30 AM
It's like I never left /co/!
 
2012-09-19 03:39:41 AM
I reckon those who identify with Batman do their living vicariously through his comics and don't feel the need to face reality and some scales. Those who don't identify with him never got the chance because they were too busy at the gym, developing inferiority complexes about their bodies. Also because of the cool kids vs nerds divisions that exist almost everywhere. If watching American film and TV has taught me anything it's that at school cool kids all do athletics, and anyone watching a comic will get his head flushed down the toilet. Those groups go on to have these differences. One cares about their image, the other tries to get over being bullied for being different by embracing their differences and telling themselves that they're fine the way they are.

Isn't the plot of every high school based film?
 
mhd
2012-09-19 03:48:22 AM
As long as you don't use either Michael Keaton's, Adam West's or Dave McKeans "Arkham Asylum" versions...
 
2012-09-19 04:27:39 AM

mhd: As long as you don't use either Michael Keaton's, Adam West's or Dave McKeans "Arkham Asylum" versions...


All of my shirts have anatomically correct moulded rubber nipples.
 
2012-09-19 08:17:42 AM
what if we day dream about Omega Red?
 
2012-09-19 09:09:15 AM

moistD: what if we day dream about Omega Red?


You're a commie.
 
2012-09-19 09:22:06 AM

Z-clipped: mhd: As long as you don't use either Michael Keaton's, Adam West's or Dave McKeans "Arkham Asylum" versions...

All of my shirts have anatomically correct moulded rubber nipples.



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rubber nipples, you say?

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2012-09-19 09:33:17 AM
Batman is a narcissistic hypocrite who is the source of all the problems he claims to solve.
Don't be like batman.
 
2012-09-19 10:33:13 AM
Eh, that seems like a short-term solution. Here's a better mental strategy that will help your body image issues:

1. First, imagine your favorite woman in the whole world, the one with the body of a goddess and a gaze that could stop time, the one who used to sigh contentedly as she slept in your arms. The woman who used to laugh at stupid physics jokes, knew how to isolate an enzyme, was able to make a killer apple strudel, and who promised, on multiple occasions, that she'd always be there for you.

2. Now, imagine the guy you hate most in the whole world. That guy with the sandy-blonde neck-length hair and goatee, who thinks he's an accomplished intellectual because he completed an undergrad degree in construction management. The guy who used an inheritance from his grandpa and poached labor from his last job to found his own crew of 6 guys, and now makes more than you do despite having half the education, working significantly less, and being dumber than a box of rocks. That guy who spends the weekend cruising around on his motorcycle, listening to Nickelback and drinking Bud Light, who believes that he got to where he is in life with no help because he's better than everyone else. The guy that the woman in Part 1 started dating approximately 2 weeks after dumping you for being "boring."

3. Next, visualize woman in Part 1 and the guy in Part 2 together. Imagine her looking over at him with that same uncomplicated, loving gaze that she used to give you, then getting down on her knees and starting to give him a blowjob. As this is going on, the guy looks up at you with a withering, pompous, smirk, and gives you the finger. Keep in mind that the situation you're visualizing actually happens on a regular basis. Heck, he's probably making her shriek with pleasure right this minute.

4. Take the blinding, unreasoning, untempered homicidal rage you're feeling and channel it into physical activity. Run as hard as you possibly can, imagining that you're tracking a wounded Mr Douchebag through a dark forest, following the drops of his blood from your first encounter. Do push-ups as you visualize yourself beating the guy with his own trachea. You get the idea. Be creative. Keep going until you're so exhausted that you can no longer preserve a mental image, and you collapse in a heap, unable to remember why you were so angry in the first place.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 once or twice a day for about a year. At the end of the year, you will have a physique you can be proud of!

/ Also, severe mental issues
 
2012-09-19 11:46:42 AM
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He's just some clown who thinks he's Batman.
 
2012-09-19 11:51:21 AM
Visualisation techniques have been known to be effective for decades. But it's critical *what* one visualises. If you imagine that you are like Batman, then you will gradually come to believe it. (Probably not literally, in which case your self-esteem isn't your top priority, but I mean that you'll feel like you imagine Batman probably feels: powerful, confident, self-reliant, loved/feared, etc.) The problem is that you are NOT like Batman, and merely feeling like you are has no connection to reality, beyond maybe feeling good about it. More to the point, *other* people know you're not like Batman, and your self-deluded joy will not make your real life better.

So forget about feeling good about yourself by imagining you're someone you're not and likely never will be, and instead work on actually *being* good, and feeling good about that will naturally follow. Visualisation can be an effective technique for any kind of self-improvement, but in order to get meaningful results you have to be smart about what you choose to visualise. Instead of visualising youself as Batman, visualise yourself as actually doing the things that Batman would have to do: work out, eat healthy, stay clean and sober, all that. Batman knows he's Batman, but he didn't achieve that because he just believed it and it made him feel good to believe it.
 
2012-09-19 06:28:34 PM
Batman is cool and all, but I'd rather be Ironman.

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Sexy. Rich, philanthropic, a hit with the ladies... His tech puts Bruce to shame. Stark could buy and sell Bruce. And, he's smarter. I defy you to find one way in which Batman is superior to Ironman.
 
2012-09-20 10:36:55 AM

Honest Bender: Batman is cool and all, but I'd rather be Ironman.

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Sexy. Rich, philanthropic, a hit with the ladies... His tech puts Bruce to shame. Stark could buy and sell Bruce. And, he's smarter. I defy you to find one way in which Batman is superior to Ironman.


batman ALWAYS wins. Stark is cool and all and is one of my favorite heroes. But Batman ALWAYS wins.
 
2012-09-20 12:00:33 PM

Honest Bender: I defy you to find one way in which Batman is superior to Ironman.


I have nothing because his best friend is Captain America who can beat Batman.
 
2012-09-20 12:32:23 PM

frepnog: Honest Bender: Batman is cool and all, but I'd rather be Ironman.

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Sexy. Rich, philanthropic, a hit with the ladies... His tech puts Bruce to shame. Stark could buy and sell Bruce. And, he's smarter. I defy you to find one way in which Batman is superior to Ironman.

batman ALWAYS wins. Stark is cool and all and is one of my favorite heroes. But Batman ALWAYS wins.


Batman has lost before. Need I remind you of Bane? And Ironman has lost fights before, too. Another point in Stark's favor: Wayne tries to use his company to help make Gotham a better place. Stark is using Stark Resilient to make the world a better place. Then there's that whole space elevator he's building...
 
2012-09-21 11:32:42 AM
I absolutely love Batman and absolutely hate my body. STUDY. NEGATED.
 
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