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Rubbish lyrics of Spiderman theme song

Who remembers the theme song to the old Spiderman cartoon? ‘Is he strong? Listen bud/ He’s got radioactive blood’.

When I was young I just took those words for granted, accepting without thought the implication that having radioactive blood would be a guarantee of physical strength. Thinking about it now, decades later, I’m really not convinced at all. My mental image of a person with radioactive blood would be an enfeebled patient in a hospital bed, hooked up to various drips and tended to by nurses in protective clothing, hovering on the brink of death.

And I used to think those were good lyrics.

‘Is he strong?’

‘Listen bud, he’s got radioactive blood!’

Now I realise they weren’t good at all. They were rubbish. Like so many other things I used to think were good in my youth.

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