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By Shamus
on Monday Feb 27, 2006
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Some mornings pose an extra challenge. Every once in a while, I have one of those mornings where I feel like I’m just not up to the task of being awake and walking upright. The day is too daunting. At those exceptional times, I have to call on the help of…


…my Spider-Man mug. I fill spidey here with a heaping helping of thick black coffee and stare into space, in much the same way Spidey might stare at New York after getting beaten up by Rihno and then reading another vitriolic Op-Ed in the Daily Bugle calling for his capture and arrest. Sort of a, “This sucks. So remind me again why I’m doing it?”

I like the Spider-Proverb, “With great power comes great responsibility.” I like this because it leads naturally to Shamus’ corollary, “If you’re powerless then you probably don’t have much in the way of responsibilities.” So, I sit at my computer slack-jawed while taking comfort in the fact that for the next hour or so nobody is going to expect much out of me.

Spider-Man and me, we’re like kindred spirits.

Comments (4)

  1. Telas says:

    I have a tall mug I picked up at the Star Trek Experience in Vegas. It’s basic black, with the ST:TNG Klingon symbol on it.

    Only geeks recognize it…

  2. AndrewNZachsDad says:

    You know, I never thought about the whole power/responsibility thing quite that way before. That feels remarkably liberating.

  3. Robert says:

    Of course, those of us who are still teacher have a problem I wish my Uncle could solve. We have all the responsibility and none of the power. Somewhere along the line Parents dumped it on us, and the power just dissolved in to the ether.

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