Sunday, March 06, 2016

Old Skool Batman

My youngest nephew is visiting this weekend and we had one of our regular talks about superheroes yesterday afternoon.

This time he pulled out a phrase that surprised me. Here's how the conversation went. Bear in mind he's six years old.

'What are all the Batman films you have on disc?'
'I have Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.'
'You have the old skool Batman as well. Remember we watched it before? The one with the baddies in the submarine?'


Firstly, he was correct. I do in fact have the original Batman movie on disc. However, it's recorded from Sky, so I didn't count that. I was running through a list of movies I have purchased and - for some reason - I didn't acknowledge that I own it.

But, the 'Old Skool' thing really made me chuckle. I remember exactly how old I was when I first became aware of the term 'Old Skool' and this was in the summer of 1994 when I was going through an old skool hip-hop phase. I was in my teens. Six year olds are using the term nowadays.

I'm getting too old...

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