I was IM'ing with my buddy D the other day and this transpired:
(6:23:58 PM) me: I did go to see Iron Man this weekend tho
(6:24:04 PM) D: How was it?
(6:24:38 PM) D: The comment I heard was that, unlike many superhero movies, the lead character is not a teenager/young adult trying to fit in.
(6:24:45 PM) me: Worth a matinee price. Robert Downey Jr: good. Jeff Bridges: pretty good. Mrs. Coldplay: did not have much to work with.
(6:24:58 PM) me: No, he's a CEO.
(6:26:01 PM) D: We definitely need more entertainment that helps boost the self-esteem of insecure CEOs.
(6:27:02 PM) me: I kept wondering whether it will get released in Germany under the name Eisenmensch
(6:27:18 PM) D: Everything sounds more sinister in German.
(6:27:23 PM) me: Eisenmann sounds like a person of the Jewish faith.
(6:27:41 PM) me: But he does turn into a mensch in the 2nd half
(6:27:56 PM) D: Is mensch German, or Yiddish?
(6:28:04 PM) me: Probably the latter.
(6:28:59 PM) me: Someone pointed out that Puccini's Madama Butterfly seems completely different if you refer to it as Frau Schimmerling instead
(6:29:00 PM) D: Superman was Ubermensch in Niezsche. He wasn't Jewish.
(6:29:09 PM) me: Oh, that's right.
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