Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fatman: The Blob's Superpowers

I recently showed the trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine to my wife, and was explaining the different characters that seemed to be shown in it. Most obvious to me (besides Gambit and Sabretooth) was the big fat guy, that I assume is the Blob. I described him as being the opposite of Juggernaut; once he sets himself down, he can't be moved. He's also super-strong and his fat makes him really soft so it absorbs bullets and punches, so you can't hurt him. My wife pointed out that he has a bunch of powers, which is odd when you think about it. It finally occurred to me that the Blob really only has one power; he's super-fat. All his powers are super humanly enhanced stereotypes of fat people; being really heavy so you can't move him, being really soft and rubbery, even having his own gravitational pull. Kind of offensive when you think about it.

UPDATE: I had a tasteless joke at the end, but I've deleted it.

5 comments:

Mauricem said...

read the Negro comic! Although to really recreate the sterotype you'd have to call him the Junglebunny or Mantan or something like that. Maybe he spit watermelon seeds and carries a chicken.

Monkey Migraine said...

Then again, now Wolverine has bone claws, so I guess you can have more than one super-power.

michael said...

This could have been funny if it were true, but it's not. His powers are not "stereotypes" of fat people, super humanly enhanced or not. Fat people are in fact blubbery and difficult to move. Those are factual, physical characteristics.

This is as opposed to the negative and racist attributes of your super heroes, The characteristics you gave them are actually stereotypes and untrue and derogatory.

Whether you are actually a bigot or just have poor taste in humour, the so called joke was not funny b/c it was based on faulty reasoning and incorrect assumptions.

Monkey Migraine said...

I'm not a bigot, just have poor taste in humor. I've deleted the joke. You're right, it was in poor taste.

Anonymous said...

aww man!! I wanted to see the joke! Screw this michael character, he obviously is a puss and probably took an hour to write that email. If you can't laugh at racist things then you yourself are a complete downer in life. Everything is funny!!! Here's what you need Michael...you need to leave your house and find a girl because it's obvious you've never been laid...after that smoke some grass and learn to laugh.