Friday, January 12, 2007

January 12. Let's Celebrate.

It's January 12th.

For those of you who, like me, spent your childhood and adolescence entirely too close to the television, this is a crucial date in history. This is 41st anniversary of the debut of Batman on TV. The first episode, Hi Diddle Riddle, aired 41 years ago today.

Batman and Robin had some serious technology in those days. They had the Batmobile, the Batostat AntiFire Activator, the Batsignal, and the Batphone. Who needs an iPhone? If you need to talk to somebody you just give the BatSling a flip and walk up the side of the building.

Biff. Bam. Zowie.

Speaking of the Batmobile – it's still the coolest, most boss car ever.

I still want it. I'd trade a truckload of iPhones for that ride.