Jun
03

Superhero Sunday

On Friday night, Dave took me to our favorite theater Alamo Drafthouse, for dinner and a movie. It was the opening night of Knocked Up so in true Alamo form, celebrations commenced. The theater tables were strewn with condoms and lubricant samples, pre-show reproductive health videos from the 70’s were playing on the screen and NARAL was there holding condom races and a Reproduction Trivia game. It was good times. If you’re a fan of last year’s 40-Year-Old Virgin, or 1999’s Freaks & Geeks (both babies of director, Judd Apatow), then you’ll love this movie! It’s smart, well written/directed/acted, and hilarious.

Speaking of hilarity, tomorrow is my kid brother’s 29th birthday. That’s not the funny part. Wait for it…wait for it…

Ok, so for years, he’s been lamenting about how great Underoos were when we were kids and why didn’t they make them in adult sizes? You can hardly blame the guy. I mean really, who couldn’t benefit from secretly feeling like a crime-fighter under their civilian garb especially, if they once looked like this in their superhero skivvies?

Kevin, circa 1980
I am Wonder Woman, hear me roar!

Well, young Kevin no longer as to wallow in nostalgia because for his b-day, I have located a reproduction of the Superman set you see in the above pictures IN MAN’S SIZE LARGE!

In a perfect world, he’d wear them under his firefighter uniform and rip off his coat to reveal the “S” emblem as he’s rescuing a young child from imminent danger. The Foo Fighter’s, “There Goes My Hero” would be playing in the background.
In reality however, the unopened package will likely sit on a shelf somewhere at his place. He’ll glance over at it often though, giving its existence his trademark smirk. He may even giggle (well, only on the inside) and really people, what better gift is there than laughter? Happy birthday, bro!

Have a nice Sunday.

xo, Vickie

11 Responses to “Superhero Sunday”

  1. Megan

    Sounds like something my baby brother would love! I can’t wait to see Knocked Up, it looks great.

  2. BellaKarma

    Awwww…I loved my Mighty Mouse inflatable punching bag and my rocking horse “Trixie.”
    Thanks for sharing…and for the memories! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. tina

    Once again I lament I have not been to Austin in too long—- okay a REALLY long time, we won’t discuss the years. Your evening sounds like Big Fun!

    Smiling at the b’day trib to your brother—- very cute!

    Now, a serious question. I can’t do longtail cast on for beans (or brisket)—– I use knit on. And I’m getting ready to do my first socks—- am I going to have to bite the bullet and do longtail??????? Is knit on just nasty?????? What thinketh YOU???? THANKS!

  4. susanc

    Too funny! I had a horsie just like your’s and your brother’s! Brings back such memories… Fun times.

  5. Sonia

    LOL…..too funny…that’s way to cool. Where did you find them? Thank you so much( more than you’ll ever know)for a much needed laugh. Wonder if they would show Knocked Up in the drive-in here that would be fun I think. Can you believe they still have them? Though not as cool sounding Alamo Drafthouse.

  6. websydaisy

    The Underoos were on sale at Alamo – we went on Saturday night to see Knocked Up. No fanfare that night, but loved the movie. Drawback – my husband and I both left the theater saying “It almost makes me want to have another baby.” Had to go home and look at my “Why I am not going to have another baby” list to counteract strong biological urges.

  7. Vickie Howell

    Tina- The knitted cast on will work just fine for your socks.

    Krysten–We were totally twins!

    Jenny–I had the same thoughts about a new baby after seeing the movie. Blast the squooshy baby goodness!

  8. Alicia

    Whew! Glad I am not the only one who loved my wonderwoman underoos…I love it! Can’t wait to see the set and can’t wait to see Kev in them! He will be giggling, inside and outside, and oh how I will be sure to share those giggles with you~ well some of ’em.
    Baci, Ali

  9. Sarah

    I had the same Wonder Woman underroos! I also had Spider Woman! My little bro had Super Man and Spidey! I’ve often wished they made them in my size. Alas, I don’t know any plus size lady, including me, that would run around in her underwear.