Could Spider-Man become a reality?

John Rentoul

spider man2 pole 468 300x184 Could Spider Man become a reality?Number 756 in the long-running series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. Possibly because Paul Dacre is up before the Leveson inquiry today, the staff have been more careful to switch the QTWTAIN-generator off at night recently.

Although we do approve of the Mail’s pedantically correct hyphenation and capitalisation of Spider-Man.

Thanks to George Margereson.

Meanwhile, a bit of catching up to do. Number 755 was asked (and answered in the negative, which strictly makes it ineligible for inclusion in the series, but I have waived the rules) by Mashable:

Are Google Search Trends Better Election Predictors Than Polls?

And number 754 was asked by The Week, quoting some idiot commentators:

Would smacking children have stopped the London riots?

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  • SusanProbert

    You call the August Uprisings “riots”, why is that John? Would Jody McIntyre tell us? When does Hari get back?

  • Guest

    ‘Johann Hari, the Independent writer exposed for plagiarism, has declined an offer to return to work at the paper.’
    from UK Press Gazette, 12 January 2012

  • Charles Barry

    A riot is:
    “1.a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowdof persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group,a government policy, etc., in the streets.
    2.Law . a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a disrupting and tumultuous manner in carrying out their private purposes.
    3.violent or wild disorder or confusion.” –

    All valid descriptions of the events in London, August 2011

  • tartanarse

    Forget Spiderman, could She-Ra, Wonderwoman or the  blonde one from Scooby Doo become reality?

  • TheOnlyWayIsNorfolk

    Why are you using Mr Rehill’s copyright photo Derek? Do you have De Clerambaults? 

  • TheOnlyWayIsNorfolk

    Police stations are not burned in riots. They are in uprisings. Thank you for playing.

  • Pacificweather

    Do people become police because they were smacked as a child?

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