He’s like the Statue of Liberty, only not…

April 18, 2010

goofy green lantern 490

Cut! Folks, let’s take a lunch break while I talk to the director.

goofy green lantern vertical 160Okay Lamar, what IS it with you? First you screwed up a lavish production of Animal Fair and we had to pull the plug on it, and now this?

How hard is it to make super-hero movie, Lamar?

If they can do Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman and Spider-Man, why couldn’t you handle the cult classic Green Lantern?

Lamar, the REAL Green Lantern fights crime with powers from a magic ring, he doesn’t just pop his eyeballs out and wave cheesy green lanterns at folks!

Your guy looks like you got him out of that Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop, in Washington, DC.

And what’s with that shirt? Is his secret identity a fricking GOLFER?

But Lamar, the worst thing about it is this movie tie-in merchandise you authorized.

Do you really believe parents all over the country are going to want their children walking around with working lanterns, cans of Green Lantern Kerosene and Green Lantern Cigarette Lighters? REALLY?

Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler

An activist from the Powermen Union holds kerosene lamps as he shouts anti-government slogans during a protest against privatisation of the Punjab State Electricity Board in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

More stuff from Oddly Enough


We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/

Yeah, I was an extra in that movie. That’s me in the background, blue shirt, looking pretty bored. Only reason I showed up was for the doughnuts.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Those eyes are scary….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

He’s simply stunned at the electrifying situation 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

This is a sad statement on the modern Diogenes.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Diogen es_looking_for_a_man_-_attributed_to_JHW _Tischbein.jpg

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Suicide Bomber Class 101 … “Give us what we want or I’ll light these things!”

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive


Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I think you meant, Lanterns, Mr.Pilot…. and CAM, didnt you learn anything in suicide bombing class??? They dont hold lanterns, they hold BOMBS!!! Jeez, what am I gonna do with you…. Zappppppppp!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Okay everybody, now sing along …

You … light up my life …

I can’t believe it took me this long to come up with that. Pitiful.

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

Dr., I think it’s more of a modern, cheap rendition of Prometeus’ adventures…

What I’d like to see is what they’ll have to show the part where the eagle eats the liver, if they only could come up with Coleman lamps for fire!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

“New lamps for old! New lamps for old!”

Posted by HaroldW | Report as abusive

[…] ¿Es difícil hacer super-héroe de la película, Lamar? Si pueden hacer de Superman y Batman y la Mujer Maravilla y el Hombre Araña, ¿por qué no podría manejar el clásico de culto de Linterna Verde? URL del artículo original http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 10/04/18/hes-like-the-statue-of-liberty- only-not/ […]

Posted by Es como la estatua de la libertad, no sólo … | Report as abusive