Why We Love the Phantom Stranger VI

or, The Phantom Stranger versus the TSA


“What is a name? A quick sound lost to the wind; only a man has substance, not his name, and I am just a man. No name can capture who I am — who anyone is — any more than naming a wave can trap it on the sand.”

Metrics of Adulthood

Personally, I like these two signs of being an adult:

  • Your empathy for Peter Parker turns to contempt.
  • Superman starts to impress not because of what he does, but because of what he doesn’t do.