International Bon Vivant and Raconteur (nick_kaufmann) wrote,
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur

Batman Affects Us All

My old neighbor and customer at the video store, Heath Ledger, has been tapped to play the Joker in Christopher Nolan's new Batman movie (titled, boringly, The Dark Knight). If you find it hard to picture the guy from 10 Things I Hate About You, Ned Kelly and Brokeback Mountain laughing maniacally like Cesar Romero while in white pancake makeup and red lipstick, just think about how Fidel Castro must feel. Castro, a longtime Batfanatic who still thinks the best Batman ever was Jing Abalos in the 1967 Filipino film Batman Fights Dracula, was so distraught at the news that he ceded power and checked himself into a hospital for "intestinal surgery," which is obviously the Cuban equivalent of Lindsay Lohan's "heat exhaustion."
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