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December 12, 2004

Spin a web, any size.

A new chapter in my blog tonight. I decided I didn't have enough 'Features' that I can shamelessly exploit when I run out of good ideas. Therefore Awesome Icons was born, a weekly slot where we examine an interesting and inspiring figure from real and true history.

First up we have that great hero of the people: Spider-man

Spider-man as we all know is Amazing (It says so at the top of his comics), but what you also may not realise is the way he stands as an awesome example of human progression.

Spider-man starts out as a clever young kid called Peter Parker, mostly kids laugh at him. Then one day he is geeking out to the max at a science exhibition taking photos, when he reaches some kind of geek apex (probably by quoting Star Trek while simultaneously being rejected by the love of his life) and he is recognised with the gift of super powers.

From now on Peter Parker is Spider-man, he can probably do all kinds of super exciting things in bed and all the hottest women in the city suddenly can't get enough of him. He also gets to beat up criminals at night and get away with it because he's super strong and can dodge bullets. Nothing could be more awesome. This a guy who is super clever, super strong, irresistable to women, can swing through New york city in under 3 minutes and spends his spare time helping people/smacking down bad guys and teaching disadvantaged kids.

Sometimes he even delivers pizza.

There is a lesson here for us all. If you can just be geeky enough you too will get super powers and can be as awesome as Spiderman.

Awesomeness points: 75/100


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