For a certain generation of impressionable young gay men, Christopher Reeve’s take on The Man of Steel was iconic, ubiquitous, and flummoxing enough to make Speedo fetishists out of them all.
And now, even looking at footage of him today as a grown adult? Well, it’s still all a bit too much to take. Wouldn’t you agree?
Christopher Reeve has a son, William:
Now, looking at William all grown up, we’re flooded with those same complicated feelings we’d get watching his father beat up bad guys who shot lasers out of their eyes, turning snakes into sticks. Or whatever was happening in Superman II.
Are we babbling? It’s because we’re flummoxed again.
Spent my Monday making ice cream @amplehills. They've created a @nyrangers themed "Hat Trick" flavor just in time for the playoffs. The batch I made is sure to be the best (threw in some extra red and blue M&M's), but no matter what, you have to try it. It's insane. And, it turns out, incredibly fun to make. Full feature coming Sunday on the #MSGHockeyShow on @msgnetworks.
Very flummoxed, indeed.
Did we ever purport to not have some issues? No. We didn’t. So here:
The beautiful little girl in this photo is Rhyan Loos. Rhyan has a rare pediatric cancer called neuroblastoma, and is undergoing treatment at Sloan Kettering in NYC. I spent Tuesday afternoon with Rhyan and her incredible parents, Jen and Brad, to help tell their inspirational story. I couldn't show up empty handed; Tuesday, March 8th, was Rhyan's 6th birthday. So I brought her a banner full of well-wishes from everyone @espn (and a toy puppy for her American Girl doll). The link to the Loos family's story of beating improbable odds is in my bio. #rallyforrhyan
Don’t worry. We’ll stop just short of clumsily photoshopping his face onto a photo of his dad as Superman, because we’re adults here.
Although, hold it:
If he’s not above Photoshopping his face onto his heroes, why the hell should we be taking the high road? I mean, that’s like such a double standard.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have some swimwear to buy.
We’ll leave you with this statement from William:
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." I lost my hero ten years ago today. He was, of course, a hero to so many, particularly to those affected by paralysis. His dream of empty wheelchairs is nearing reality, thanks in large part to the work he and my mom started at the @reevefoundation. We're so close. Join me and #JoinReeve by checking out ReeveBigIdea.org. Please give what you can, in honor of my dad, or whoever moves you.