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Monday, August 11, 2008

“Strike fear into the people that need fear into them.”

posted by on August 11 at 12:00 PM

A few months ago, I alerted Slog readers to this article that I wrote for Salt Lake’s City Weekly about the Black Monday Society, which is a team of real life superheroes who patrol Salt Lake’s streets, looking for crime.

Well, MyFox Utah sent a photojournalist to report on the Black Monday Society. I can’t embed the player here, but the above link works just fine. It’s worth watching to hammer home the fact that these people are really doing this. It’s also worth watching because it’s probably been years since you’ve heard that “Hey Man, Nice Shot” song that was really a mid-‘90’s classic. Most notable about this video for me is that this superhero, Crawler:


says he got involved with the Black Monday Society because of my article. Which means that I kind of created a superhero. Which means, as Jonah Spangenthal-Lee pointed out, that I must be a super-villain.

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Filter used to fuckin' rock. Then they cut off their dicks.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 11, 2008 12:08 PM

Perhaps you are a bat, or a radioactive spider, or a burst of proton rays.

Posted by --MC | August 11, 2008 12:10 PM

How much crime is there in Salt Lake City???

Posted by Sirkowski | August 11, 2008 12:11 PM

After watching the video, I see that they're not exactly "fighting crime". They're an eccentric neighberhood watch.

Posted by Sirkowski | August 11, 2008 12:14 PM

Well Paul, with your glasses, moppy brown hair and general geekery you definitely give off a bit of a Dr. Octopus vibe.

Posted by Hernandez | August 11, 2008 12:25 PM

@2: Point of order, a bat did not create Batman. An anonymous mugger with a gun who was never caught (I don't care what Batman Begins says) created Batman.

Posted by Ben | August 11, 2008 1:03 PM


Exactly what I was thinking. How much of their time do they spend catching jaywalkers?

Posted by keshmeshi | August 11, 2008 3:29 PM

Hey, you could call yourself the Editor, and make all kinds of editorial and proofreading-based puns on how you're going to take some hero out.

Posted by bookworm | August 11, 2008 4:46 PM

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