02 December 2010

Weekly Robin Wikileaks Special

Today’s New York Times reported:

A trove of diplomatic cables, obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to a number of publications, disclose a perception by American diplomats that Canadians “always carry a chip on their shoulder” in part because of a feeling that their country “is condemned to always play ‘Robin’ to the U.S. ‘Batman.’”
The same paper also stated:
Asked about a cable that described President Dmitri A. Medvedev as “playing Robin to Putin’s Batman,” [Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin] said the author had “aimed to slander one of us.”
Clearly the US State Department should be shipping more comics from the late thirty years overseas. They show the relationship of Batman and Robin has become far more nuanced than simply the grown-up hero and the kid sidekick of the 1960s TV show. We could start with recent issues of Batman and Robin drawn by Cameron Stewart of Montreal.


Richard Bensam said...

I guess this means that when America is missing and presumed dead but is actually traveling through its own history, Canada will be able to take up our mantle as the new America. And when America returns from its journey through the past, Canada will keep its new identity as part of America Inc.

On the other hand, Medvedev may want to watch out for an 800 phone number the Russians can call to decide whether he lives or dies…

J. L. Bell said...

But twenty years later Medvedev could come back bigger, stronger, and more ruthless than ever!