When Sgt. James Butler spotted a lost little boy power walking down Des Moines’ Court Avenue he approached the tyke and asked him where his parents were.
From the Des Moines Register:
“I don’t know,” the boy said. Butler radioed dispatchers to ask if there had been any missing child reports. There hadn’t. Butler asked the boy his name.
“Reuben,” he said.
Butler asked, “What’s your last name?”
The boy replied, “Spider-Man.”
Butler bought lil’ Reuben Spider-Man a McDonald’s Happy Meal and drove him around in hopes that the four-year-old might spot his house. After a while Butler received news that Liberian immigrants were searching for their missing nephew who had wandered away from a park.
He returned Mr. Spider-Man to his family safe and sound, but never did learn the boy’s real surname, which would have undoubtedly made this story much less adorable.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.