June 12th Superman Day

Superman Day June 12th, 2017

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One of the most beloved characters of comic book history is Superman, created by Jerry Siegel (The writer) and Joe Shuster (The artist) in Cleveland, Ohio in 1933. They sold their concept to DC comics in 1938 in time for Action Comics issue #1.

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Superman was born on Kal-El, a planet made of Krypton making all the people their normal for their planet. When their world was ending because of war, Superman’s father sent him in a rocket to earth so at least one from the planet could survive.

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On earth, Superman (Better known as Clark Kent) had powers beyond the imagination and was only vulnerable to Kryptonite which made him once again no more powerful than a normal human. The “Man of Steel” lives on today in comics, film and television.

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How to celebrate – Watch a Superman movie. Buy a Superman outfit and wear it out in public. Try and find some original comics, they are worth a small fortune.

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April 9th Name Yourself Day

Don’t like your name? Well, today is the day to change it to whatever you want. I have a few suggestions below but remember, when you change your name you will need to let everyone know you have changed it. Yes, even Uncle Harvey. The government would also probably like to know of this change. I mean, Billy the Kid wasn’t really Billy the Kid, he was actually William Henry McCarty.  Mata Hari was really Margaretha Geertruida Zelle. Can’t blame her for the change… who would want to write that out everyday! So go ahead and take a chance. Change it to something neither you, nor anyone else, will forget.

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Charley McCarthy had a side kick known as Mortimer Snerd. That’s a great name to assume. I don’t think he would sue you, after all he’s really a dummy. Older people will remember him and it give you a leg up (Get it, dummy sits on the leg) in your career.

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Or how about Lois Lane? I mean, who wouldn’t want to be Superman’s girlfriend!?! And she and Mortimer had a lot in common. After all, when Superman put his glasses on and became Clark Kent, she couldn’t tell they were the same person! Maybe she is the one who needed the glasses.

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And then there is Beau Brummell, a real enough character but so long ago I doubt many will remember who he was. A soldier, woman’s man, and gentleman of his era. That name just sort of rolls off the tongue as well and yet it is very powerful. Just having the name makes you dashing and daring!

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And my final offering is Betty Boop. What a great name! It doesn’t exactly spell a Rhodes Scholar but she was a lot smarter than anyone ever gave her credit for. The name just spells out fun and cute.

How to celebrate – Pick out a fun name for yourself and enjoy the change. Remember the name you pick out so when someone is talking to you you will remember who you are! Make sure you use names that people can pronounce. There is nothing worse than having a name placed in front of you that you can’t say, spell or understand.