By Jesus Miguel Hernandez
The following is a recent conversation I heard between the two other contributors to this blog, Captain Adam Hoden and Shamus (Inches) O’Toole.
SHAMUS: So does Uncle Sam have any super powers?
SHAMUS: Like, can he fly, or whatever?
ADAM: What, like Superman?
SHAMUS: Yeah, does he have heat vision or—
ADAM: No, dude, he’s not a superhero.
SHAMUS: Then what the hell is he‽
ADAM: Uncle Sam? He’s the embodiment of the American character.
SHAMUS: But he can’t fly, no heat vision, so what the hell good is he?
ADAM: He represents American courage, and spirit, and pride, and generosity, you dumb Mic.
SHAMUS: Great, but he can’t fly.
ADAM: (sighs) No, no he can’t fly.