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June 12, 2005

Look Out! Here Comes The Spider-Man!

While you're waiting for Spider-Man 3 to hit theaters, I have a couple of related news pieces to help tide you over.

In Hong Kong, a Frenchman who goes by the name of "Spiderman" climbed a 928 foot building Saturday, without benefit of anything except his own bare hands. Apparently, he only slipped once and it didn't result in his grisly death, so good for him. Oh, and the man has done this sort of thing before.

Meanwhile, here in my own town of Vancouver, Washington, someone dressed as Spiderman is hanging around local schools and approaching children. Whenever an adult tries to get near the person, Spiderman runs off.

Parents and school officials are concerned. While the situation may be dangerous, it's also kind of amusing. I imagine it's just some idiot messing around. The police are looking to track down and talk with the person, but they can't exactly arrest him. After all, it's not illegal to dress up as Spiderman and hang around the neighborhood.

Anyway, if I see Spiderman, I'm supposed to call the police. Don't you wish you had my life?

Posted by Joel at June 12, 2005 11:40 PM

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Gotta confess-- when I read your entry just now, Joel (catching up after a week immersed in work), I DID wish I had your life... The vision of Spiderman hanging around the neighborhood gave me warm fuzzies just because MY hometown is Longview-- just 30 or 40 miles north of you; and the quirkiness of it all made me swell with pride: "Yeah. That's MY neck of the woods!"

Posted by: Gail at June 17, 2005 09:29 AM

Yeah, you have to love it up here in the Northwest. We're a little nuts. But we have great places to camp and hike.

Posted by: Joel Caris at June 17, 2005 12:41 PM

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