Becker's Online Journal

This is my tumbleblog. I post random stuff here. Most of what you see is pulled in from other places, adding to the appearance of randomness. Do not fret!

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    To me, the core of that attraction is that she is a better reporter than he is. Think about being Superman for a second. The Olympic record for weightlifting is 1,038 lbs., but you could lift more than that as a child. The record for the 100 meter dash is 9.58 seconds, but you can travel over 51 miles in that time. Going to Vegas? You don’t need your X-Ray vision to win at Blackjack, because you can just count the cards while holding down a conversation about nuclear physics. Without really trying, you are better at just about everything than anyone else in the world.

    However, (as Mark Waid once pointed out in a podcast with Marv Wolfman) none of that really translates to your chosen profession. Typing really fast does not help your prose. Being able to lift a tank does not help you convince a source to go on record. It is as near to competing straight up with normal people as Superman would ever be capable of. Even then, it comes easily enough to him that you get a pretty lofty perch at a great paper very early in your career. It is just in this one context, there is someone better than you are: Lois Lane.

    As mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, you reach up for the first time in your life and she rejects you.

    To me, it is an inversion of the Luthor story. Luthor sees someone above him and feels hate. Superman sees someone above him and feels love.

    "

    Dean Hacker, comment on “Giving Lois Lane A Second Look, For The First Time” by Kelly Thompson (CBR: She Has No Head!)

    #GoLois

    (via wickedjunkie)

    (Source: fyeahsupermanandloislane, via wilwheaton)

  • thefrogman:

    Super Antics by Kerry Callen [blogspot]

    [h/t: brain-food]

    (Source: brain-food, via mostlysignssomeportents)

  • The worthlessness of “digging deeper”One morning. I stayed off Twitter for a one morning, and this is what happens?
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    The worthlessness of “digging deeper”

    One morning. I stayed off Twitter for a one morning, and this is what happens?

    Hilarious selfie…

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  • The mystery of the disappearing KTVM storyCops and courts reporter Whitney Bermes pointed out this interesting disappearing-story mystery…View Post

    The mystery of the disappearing KTVM story

    Cops and courts reporter Whitney Bermes pointed out this interesting disappearing-story mystery…

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  • Department of Labor and Industry launches new websiteThe Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Monday the launch of its new department Web…View Post

    Department of Labor and Industry launches new website

    The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Monday the launch of its new department Web…

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  • Naming names in Bridger CreekFor the past two days, the newsroom has been talking about the lawsuit threatened by residents in…View Post

    Naming names in Bridger Creek

    For the past two days, the newsroom has been talking about the lawsuit threatened by residents in…

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  • A missed reporting opportunityIt must be sweeps week or close to it because the news stations in town are kicking it into high…View Post

    A missed reporting opportunity

    It must be sweeps week or close to it because the news stations in town are kicking it into high…

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  • Ohio lawsuit stops websites from charging to remove mugshots

    Websites won’t bill to remove mug shots

    A settlement in a federal lawsuit in Ohio means two websites can no longer charge people to remove mugshots from the sites, according to the Associated Press.

    Not all mugshot sites are bound by the settlement. Only BustedMugshots.com and…

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  • New state ski reports site, new avalanche info appScreenshot from skimt.com, the state tourism office’s new aggregator of Montana ski reports.
The…View Post

    New state ski reports site, new avalanche info app

    Screenshot from skimt.com, the state tourism office’s new aggregator of Montana ski reports.

    The…

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