Superhero Avatar – Super Satchel Man
Description – The powerless social worker
Special powers – (1) banging a very frustrated head on the brick wall of banal injustice and manic bureaucracy; (2) ability to laugh cynically at the valiant failure of the same.
Alter Egos: Sri (aka Sriru, aka Sriram Ananthanarayanan)
Day Job – lovable loser and maladroit family man.
Super Satchel Man carries a satchel as he goes about his futile superhero duties of working in a healthcare system which mimics the behavior of a really gentle and benevolent fascist dictator prone to occasional bouts of rage.
Super Satchel Man’s Super Vehicle is provided by the public-commons-owned (and operated apparently) Toronto Transit Commission.
Batmobile it isn’t.
A smelly bus it is.
Super Satchel Man is a man of the people, because the people are just as frustrated and batshit insane as he is for even trying.
Life that is.
But Super Satchel Man doesn’t care, because at the end of the day, Super Satchel Man has a large and weird and loving family to go home to
And Super Satchel Man has a bunch of weird and loving friends to hang out with.
And Super Satchel Man has two amazing cats to confide in.
One of whom is Super Satchel Man’s trusted sidekick – snoring on the bed beside him.
[Our next piece will introduce Fuzzy Poo – The Pudgy and Politically Pacifist Siberian Tiger. Until then – here’s Super Satchel Man, ready to drift off into insomnia and a resigned but ultimately peaceful acceptance of his many dogged failures. Goodnight lovelies.]