"I often think there should be a superhero called Whateverman. Not an action hero like Superman or Spiderman, but an inaction hero, a hero of resignation."
"Is there a comma between 'Whatever' and 'Man'?
"Only when he can be bothered to speak, which, believe me, isn't often. When someone screams, 'There's a meteor headed straight for us! It's the end of all life on Earth!' he says, 'Whatever, man' with a comma in between. But when he is invoked, during an episode of ethnic cleansing, or paranoid schizophrenia, as in, 'this is a job for Whateverman', it's all in one word."
"Does he have a cloak?"
"God, no. He wears the same old jeans and T-shirt year in year out."
- from Edward St. Aubyn's delightful new novel Mother's Milk (review coming soon on Momus)
Other unlikely superheroes on 2x3x7: 1, 2
Categories: Humour, Miscellaneous