January 13, 2008

Bat, man, man.

Stone carvings in Brooklyn Heights

Stone carvings in Brooklyn Heights

Stone carvings in Brooklyn Heights

Stone carvings in Brooklyn Heights.

6 comments:

Ron said...

Kucinich! I wondered what happened to him...

Trooper York said...

Robin: Prepare yourself for an eggspeditious defeat!
Batman: Very apt, Robin.
Robin: Oh. Glad you liked it.
Althouse: I hate egg salad.
Batman: Who asked you Catwoman?
Althouse: I'm not Catwoman. I'm from Wisconsin.
Robin: Who asked you Cheesewoman?
(Batman, 1966)

Trooper York said...

Robin: "Ghoti" is "fish"? I thought that was a guinea gangster.
Batman: See here. English phonetics. GH becomes F, as in "tough" or "laugh". O becomes I as in "women". TI becomes SH as in "ration" or the word "nation".
Robin: Holy semantics, Batman. You never cease to amaze me!
Batman: No time for compliments, Robin. We must thwart some criminals. To the Batmobile
Robin: What is a criminal twat Batman?
Batman: You are too young to understand Robin. No be a good ward and slide down the Bat Pole. And don’t mention it to the social worker.
(Batman, An Egg Grows in Gotham. Season2 episode 13)

Blake said...

Clearly, I need to start buying the Batman DVDs.

From Inwood said...

A gargoyle grows in Brooklyn!

Prof A

A gargoyle grows in Brooklyn!

TY

Hate to pettifog (actually, I love to), but G. B. Shaw is the creator of your "fish to ghoti" riff.

BTW, how does one pronounce “Desbrosses” Street? Used to be a great Italian Restaurant there with its menu written in chalk on a blackboard.

It seemed that there were always Gotti types there (pseudo-Gotti; faux Gotti?)

Trooper York said...

I know From Inwood, but that is a direct quote from the Batman archives, slightly adjusted for topicality.