March 25, 2008
Today, I met a seven year old Bulgarian kid at Starbucks. He noticed the comic book I was reading (Watchmen) and wanted to know more about it, specifically if it was like Spider-Man. He told me, rather precisely, that he could finish Watchmen in four days. I gave him kudos for his reading ability and specificity. His comic missive evolved into a 30 minute discussion of superheroes, the magic of Santa Claus, having teeth fall out, starving people in Africa without any clothes, moving to Seattle, and soccer (Which he knew infinitely more about than I). I liked that kid.