- Being an uncooperative smartass with people just trying to do their jobs (which, of course, just happens to be your job, too, although you haven't actually done it for years now):
Are you sure you're a reporter, Kent? How would you respond if someone gave you those same answers??
- Giving a snarky, semantic answer to a cop when you know damn well what he meant:
- Ignoring a legitimate question that one of the people you're trying to "get in touch with" asks, and instead giving him a snide and irrelevant lecture implying that he's morally inferior to you (which he may well be, but still):
- And being the same argumentative poop-head with your wife, who drove all the way to Philly just to see you:
JMS trumpets Superman's "never telling a lie" several times in this issue; apparently, that doesn't preclude him from juvenile evasions and stubbornly being a jackass. If you're trying to reconnect with ordinary people, wouldn't actually answering sincere questions and explaining what you're doing be a good start, you preening, holier-than-thou jackass?!? These are the manners you learned as a Kansas farmboy?!?
So thank you, JMS, for helping me prune my pull list.