The Corner

The Hulk Is Silly. Kids Should Read Jekyll & Hyde

John Pod, today: Instead of comic books, society should revere the classics which don’t include such silly, unrealistic, stupid central conceits. For example, kids and adults alike should read Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Dracula, the Scarlet Pimpernel, the Invisible Man, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, the early greek epics about Hercules, the Norse mythology of Thor, Beowulf etc.

Gulliver’s Travels is clearly much more realistic, than say, Batman. Vigilantes? Ha! Next you’ll claim that it’s realistic for some nefarious bearded egomaniacal supervillain to be plotting to destroy New York City from a cave headquarters halfway across the world!

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Politics & Policy

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Education

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ABC News Makes a Serious Mistake

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