Tell Everybody Waiting For Superman

by alphamonkey on October 11, 2004 · 16 comments

in Announcements

Christopher Reeves died yesterday of heart failure at the age of 52. 

I know he was rather sick of being associated with the Big Blue Schoolboy, but for my generation he was Superman.

He shall be missed. Goodbye, Superman

He hasn’t dropped them, forgotten or anything.

It’s just too heavy for Superman to lift.

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  • FlyBoy311

    Christopher Reeve was a great man.  He has done lots of good things for research in spinal cord injuries.  He shall be remembered… R.I.P. Superman…

  • Thundarr

    Farewell Superman.

  • fatboypartridge

    you hear he died from an infection caused by a bedsore?

    that’s what you get from lazing around all day in kryptonite sheets.

  • The Good Reverend

    lol I would like to propose that mathematicians/psychologists/whoever come up with a law figuring out how long after the death of a well-known figure it takes for the jokes to start. 

    9/11 victims:  still major taboo. 

    Challenger shuttle victims:  about 3 weeks if I remember. 

    Columbia shuttle victims: few days if i remember.

    Christopher Reeve: half a day.

    Rick James: half hour.

    What is the formula?!  Come on, Science!


    importance x distance / lives + wives – number of appearances on CNN.

    Farewell Superman.

  • mrcookieface

    Excellent lyric reference, alphamonkey.  I’ve been singing that song in my head all day.

    And well, hey there, JOHNDX!

  • .alphamonkey.

    Yah, so have I. I was wondering when someone would catch the reference…(Though I had no doubt you would)

  • Oraxis

    That Superman outfit is kind of gay, isn’t it?  Alas, national “coming out” day came just one day too late.  Curse you, Lex Luthor!

    Seriously, though…Christopher Reeve was an inspiration to a lot of people.  He refused to give up hope in the face of absolute hopelessness, and he managed to live a fuller life after his paralyzation than any other people do who have nothing holding them back but their own self-lothing, pathetic, fat asses.

    It’s just so anti-climactic, though.  Done in by bed sores?  It should have been something great and heroic like all of the sudden he jumps out of his chair to block a bullet that would have hit the president or something.  I guess we can be like “Big Fish” and tell our kids that’s how he went down.

  • .alphamonkey.

    Well, considering he suffered a heart attack, slipped into a coma and then had a complete shutdown of his heart, I think that’s a bit more complex than bed sores.

  • Shadow Stalker

    I think my favorite character he played was Frederick Dallas in Noises Off.

  • fatboypartridge

    The heart attack was brought on by major systemic shock, a result of the massive infection taking over his body.

    the infection started in a bed sore.

  • .alphamonkey.

    Yeah, I know. I just trying to maintain some dignity for the man.

    Fuck it, I’m just going to believe he was killed by Brainiac.

  • The Good Reverend

    I’m voting “cracked out Margot Kidder”

  • Thundarr

    I think it was the Toyman

  • fatboypartridge

    fuck you all.

    it was Mr. Freeze.

    he got tired of batman.

    damn you, scharzenegger!

  • Thundarr

    Mr. Freeze is weak.  Now Captain Cold, there’s a supervillain for you!

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