Re: Re: RARA-AVIS: Hard-boiled about definitions

Date: 02 May 2002

On Thu, 2 May 2002 06:25:57 -0700 (PDT) George Upper <> wrote:

> While I consider Batman hard-boiled (and noir), one
> of MY defining
> characteristics
> of hard-boiled is that you could drop this guy into
> a bucket-of-blood
> roadhouse and
> he'd be at home. He wouldn't have to be a drunk,
> or even drink, but he
> would know
> how to act and what not to say.

> You think this is true of Batman? Where would
> he have learned this--from Alfred?

Bruce Wayne traveled the world learning a wide range of skills before he returned to Gotham City to become Batman. Presumably he learned how to mix in a roadhouse during that time.


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