May 2nd, 2008

New Tilley Hat

Iron Man: A good comic book

The latest comic book to make it to the big screen is Iron Man. Very good when it could have been bad. I haven't read an Iron Man comic in decades, but caught most of the sly references (I think). The 60s comic careens off Vietnam without mentioning communism; the 00's movie careens off Afghanistan without mentioning terrorism. And it works splendidly. And yes, stay until after the credits.

Walking around the Mall of America, visiting the Apple Store to learn about Leopard and riding the escalator past Legoland, I felt naked without a camera. My kit is too large to just carry everywhere, but it's small enough that I can toss it in the car when I'm going almost anywhere. Is a lifestyle change imminent? Would anyone notice?