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(Twitter)   Wolverine gets recognized in Ethiopia by excited kids. Discussion: Lets talk about super hero movies, can you imagine telling your teenage self that one day Wolverine and Ironman would be world-recognized icons?   ( twitter.com) divider line
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2017-11-17 12:30:43 PM  
They're not comics!  They're graphic novels!!  GOD, why do you always have to put down things I like?!?!?
 
2017-11-17 12:46:00 PM  
Well, when I was a kid, Wolverine was a just starting to become a popular character, so I wouldn't have expected him to be an icon.

Iron Man had been around for a while, and the cartoon from the 60s was fairly well-known.

/Get off my lawn!
 
2017-11-17 01:23:21 PM  
JR Ewing would get recognized in Ethiopia. Also, a grain of rice.
 
2017-11-17 01:59:44 PM  
Teenage me would be more amazed with what happened to Apple
 
2017-11-17 02:23:52 PM  
It wasn't a wolverine.  It was a honey badger, and it didn't give a sh*t.
 
2017-11-17 02:28:19 PM  
You know they're famous actors, right?
 
2017-11-17 02:31:27 PM  

sirrerun: You know they're famous actors, right?


I seem to recall that when Ewan McGregor was filming one of the long distance bike shows he does that he brought pictures of him as Obi Wan in case it would help him get through any sticky situations. IIRC, nobody recognized him.
 
2017-11-17 02:33:26 PM  

PreMortem: JR Ewing would get recognized in Ethiopia. Also, a grain of rice.


He used to go there all the time to buy a new liver.
 
2017-11-17 02:39:10 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: sirrerun: You know they're famous actors, right?

I seem to recall that when Ewan McGregor was filming one of the long distance bike shows he does that he brought pictures of him as Obi Wan in case it would help him get through any sticky situations. IIRC, nobody recognized him.


On those shows he was frequently traveling through the Mongolian steppe where nomadic horseman still live in yurts.  These kids might well be in Addis Ababa which means they probably have smartphones with a better streaming data plan than I have.
 
2017-11-17 02:56:37 PM  
I would definitely scream at my much younger self to buy that copy of Iron Man #1 for $75 at the baseball card store instead of leaving it because the owner wouldn't come down to $60.
 
2017-11-17 03:39:07 PM  
I don't get it. Why people even act surprising? We're all living in America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr8lj​R​gcJNM

I just want to add, there was a time, when I, a romantically inclined young lad, emerged from dissipating Soviet Union and looked at the world around me. At "Back to the Future", for example. At Biff (aka Trump) being a president. Ha-ha. What a funny farking joke. Sure couldn't happen in a real world.

Ironman, you say? Well I sure as hell didn't think that one day Biff Tannen would be a world recognized icon. As in real president. As in for realz. I don't think Wolverine balances that.
 
2017-11-17 04:26:23 PM  
Semi-related CS,B:

At the U Bein bridge in Myanmar there was a balloon / inflatable toy vendor with a huge bundle of inflatable stuff and a helium tank strapped to his bicycle. One of the toys he was selling was a "Spiderman" figure with "needs more color here" printed across it's chest.

Evidently they didn't even bother for the design to be finished before they pirated it.
 
2017-11-18 11:47:32 AM  
I love how good Hugh Jackman is with the kids. Seems like a class act all the way.
 
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