Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Pop Culture Reminder For Political Tweeters Like @RinoMikeSD

The following came through my Twitter time line this morning:

Kryptonite, for the comic book illiterate, is an ore that emits a radiation that weakens Superman. The material does not harm humans. It originated from the planet Krypton, Superman's home world. The material is used by super villains like Lex Luthor to weaken and endanger Superman who always finds a way to escape the effects and defeat the super villain at the end of the story arc.

The word kryptonite is now commonly used to refer to a person or thing that weakens someone. For example, chocolate chip cookies are the kyptonite to every diet I undertake. That usage presupposes kryptonite is something dangerous that defeats something good.

Either way,  @RinoMike's analogy seems odd. If Stace Nelson is kryptonite, he's an alien material being used by powerful but evil people to harm Mike Rounds who, as the Superman in this analogy, has historically stood for truth, justice, and the American way. In the end, Rounds will win.

I doubt that's the message that Nelson's supporters want to send.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Young Mr. Nelson's supporters aren't the fastest rides at Disneyland.