… you’re listening to a history lecture on the Reformation and you have to fight down the urge to ask the teacher why Superman didn’t do anything to stop the spread of Lutheranism.

5 Responses to “You Know You're A Geek When…”
  1. Rick Meyer says:

    So Superman was a Catholic?

    Since the Reformation is generally considered to have been a very, very good thing for European society, I’m surprised you thing Superman would have wanted to stop it.

  2. Kyle Haight says:

    No, it’s just a pun conflating Martin Luther with Superman’s traditional foe Lex Luthor.

  3. David Oster says:

    If I hear too many history lectures about that period, I have to fight down the urge to tell people that King Henry said, “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” which got Thomas Aquinas murdered. All because Thomas had stuck his hand into the spear wound in Jesus’s side, and opposed Henry’s marriage to Anne Boleyn.

    See: http://www.google.com/search?q=conflation for more information.

  4. Anonymous says:

    That’d be Thomas Morus, not Thomas Aquinas, methinks.

  5. Kyle Haight says:

    That was the point, methinks, at least in part.

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