Real-Life Superheroes 0, Real-Life Criminals, 1

A lot of people have been sending me articles about Phoenix Jones, Seattle’s real-life superhero. It was certainly worthy of coverage on TR except that I didn’t really have anything to say about him that I haven’t said about the other knuckleknobs who dress in costumes and try to fight crime (which mostly seems to be getting interviewed by the local news, but whatever). That is, until Topless Roboteer Chris R. sent me this update about Mr. Jones, specifically that after he broke up a crime in progress, the criminals immediately turned on him and broke his fucking nose. I’ve decided to laugh now, because when one of these guys gets shot — and odds are looking pretty good for Phoenix — it’s not going to be funny at all.