Well, I finally met the man of my dreams, only to find out he already has a woman! Oh well, it happens sometimes! Oh, did I mention, he’s fictional?
Hot, Rich, and Fictional; Two out of three isn’t bad is it?
Life is interesting sometimes. One minute you are living your life, fitting eyeglasses, talking to someone about contacts, the next minute you are looking up a comic book reference at 4:30am. Wait a minute….WHAT????
No, I am not losing my mind, at least not today, I hope. I’ll skip all the boring stuff and fast forward to today. As a member of Randomocity, I realize I am clueless about life’s important things, you know, comic books, superheroes, Star Wars, etc. I sent Frank, aka Beefcake, aka my boss a text the other day confirming “May The Force Be With You” and “Light Sabers” are both, indeed, from Star Wars. Yes, I sent it. Yes, I’m sure he just shook his head. More than once. I’m sure as he reads this, he will be. I will be teased about it AGAIN. It’s OK, I know they are just teasing me in fun and it is funny how clueless I am sometimes when it comes to comics.
I’m an intelligent woman by most standards; high IQ, well spoken. I have a Think Geek account which I use. I have always had a love of math and science. All of that goes out the window because I don’t know my superheroes and villains! I am now the silly blond chick around the guys. I think they
secretly wonder why they added me! They entertain the listeners, I entertain them with my lack of knowledge of the important [to them] stuff; it’s a win win!
As I was perusing social media, I came across an @UberFacts tweet that caught my attention.
I recognized Marvel, I recognized DC Comics….who the heck is Black Panther? How is he the richest? Of course, I read the re-tweets and the replies and I see quite a few saying Bat Man / Bruce Wayne is. Hmm, I love a good debate, even when I am not familiar about both parties involved!
Thank you comicvine.com for the perfect picture to go with my story!
I decide to dig a little deeper about this debate. If there is nothing I have not learned already, BEFORE I share something “Comic” related, I need to do my research or I will be teased mercilessly! It’s borderline abuse I tell you! Ok, maybe not, but my investigative mind wants to know more. I find an interesting article about the Black Panther character. He owns his own country which has the world’s only deposit of the most precious metal: Vibranium. He’s rich. $500B rich. Richer than Bruce Wayne, who, according to Forbes is only worth $9.2B (he went up $3B in one year).
This led me to my next question; why hasn’t Black Panther made the Forbes list if he’s worth more than all of the other ones listed? You would think $500B would be enough to get noticed.
I’m sure there are a lot of explanations and I’m curios what my Randomocity counterparts will have to say about it, but since it is only 5:30am, I decided to share my story rather than wait for their answers.
Of course, the only question I REALLY should be asking myself is….why am I researching fictional character’s net worth at any time of the day and how do I meet the Black Panther because, well, he’s hot AND rich!