November 26, 2008

A bad week for Batman

While I would imagine that it's never easy being the Caped Crusader, this week has been especially trying, with rumors of his demise and now, a lawsuit:

The comic-book superhero Batman may have finally found his match – and he happens to be a plain-spoken mayor from southeast Turkey.

The caped crusader's latest nemesis is Huseyin Kalkan, the two-term leader of a city called, appropriately enough, Batman (pronounced Baht-mahn). The politician recently raised eyebrows around the globe when he announced plans to sue Warner Bros., makers of the successful Batman films.

"Of course, I'm thankful to them for making the Batman name famous, but we can't let them use the Batman name without permission," Mr. Kalkan said during a recent interview in his office.

I don't see him getting very far with this, seeing as how Batman (the character, that is) has been around for about seventy years now. But the important thing to take away from this is that we've now identified the most badass municipality in the whole world. I mean, how cool would it be to be able to say, "I'm from Batman"?

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