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Video: What happens when Superman joins a union?

posted at 8:01 pm on June 13, 2013 by

Hilarity ensues, courtesy of Steven Crowder:

Wouldn’t his shop steward be Nick Fury?  Or am I crossing the streams here?

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You crossed the streams. Kal-El’s shop steward would be Lex.

Of course, Crowder crossed the streams first with the Thanos Rule.

Steve Eggleston on June 13, 2013 at 8:13 PM

You crossed the streams. Kal-El’s shop steward would be Lex.

Of course, Crowder crossed the streams first with the Thanos Rule.

Steve Eggleston on June 13, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Hahahaha.

StevenCrowder on June 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Very funny!

JimLennon on June 13, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Hahahaha.

StevenCrowder on June 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Just say you were filming in itsjustsomerandomguy’s universe and then down a pint or two at Stan’s Place.

Steve Eggleston on June 13, 2013 at 8:22 PM

What happens when Superman joins a union?

They turn him loose on the Tea Party?

faraway on June 13, 2013 at 8:57 PM

They turn him loose on the Tea Party?

faraway on June 13, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Oh I see what you did there…

StevenCrowder on June 13, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I don’t understand the Thanos rule?

lorien1973 on June 13, 2013 at 9:26 PM

You should have had him join a teachers union.

And then have Luthor trick Superman into cooking his pop-tart by chewing it into a gun shape.

Alberta_Patriot on June 13, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Why didn’t Crowder’s Superman just incinerate the union hack with his X-Ray vision?

Jack Deth on June 13, 2013 at 9:49 PM

A union rep is a go between a worker and the employer not between 2 union members.

I’m not sure who employs Superman and Aquaman to be Superhero’s or what sort of contract they have, but if they took jobs from someone who negotiated a union contract that says saving people from Shark attacks is Aquamans job then Superman should only do that type of work under protest.

The union rep here has no business telling Superman what to do; his role is after Superman saves someone from a shark attack to file a grievance for Aquaman to receive overtime pay.

The real problem is that Superman has another job in his “Clark Kent” persona and I assume the Daily Planet is also a union shop; I suspect his union steward there is pretty busy getting Clark out of trouble for his attendance problems. Most places sneaking away from your assigned work area to save the world gets you written up.

halfbaked on June 13, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Good stuff as always, Mr. Crowder.

Midas on June 13, 2013 at 10:36 PM

halfbaked on June 13, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Uh-oh Crowder…looks like you struck gold!

Pattosensei on June 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Uh-oh Crowder…looks like you struck gold!

Pattosensei on June 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I’m preeeetty sure he’s kidding. But I’m not quite sure. Damn you InTRaWeBZ!!

StevenCrowder on June 14, 2013 at 12:13 AM

halfbaked on June 13, 2013 at 10:34 PM

You ever been in a union? I got written up once by my union for moving a piece of tin. You see, I was an electrician (it was in the way of a conduit run I needed to get at) and the lines of demarcation prevented me from touching the tin, let alone moving it. That was a tin knocker’s job. This video is very representative of the kind of garbage I dealt with as a UAW member.

NotCoach on June 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM

I don’t understand the Thanos rule?

lorien1973 on June 13, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I think it’s just a reference to Thanos having an “everything and the kitchen sink” list of superpowers: Super strength, flight, super-intelligent, telekinesis, energy manipulation, etc.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 14, 2013 at 2:03 AM

I don’t understand the Thanos rule?

lorien1973 on June 13, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Watch the video.

Steve Eggleston on June 14, 2013 at 8:07 AM

You ever been in a union? I got written up once by my union for moving a piece of tin. You see, I was an electrician (it was in the way of a conduit run I needed to get at) and the lines of demarcation prevented me from touching the tin, let alone moving it. That was a tin knocker’s job. This video is very representative of the kind of garbage I dealt with as a UAW member.

NotCoach on June 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM

I’m from Detroit. What you’ve described is very much the rule, not the exception with the UAW.

I will NEVER EVER EVER buy an American car ever again (with the exception of possibly Ford).

StevenCrowder on June 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM

I just heard that the Feds picked up all telepaths and put them in a “secret detention facility” because they were communicating without filing for transmission privileges with the FCC, and therefore were willfully communicating outside of the dragnet of the NSA, so they must have been up to no good.

Nethicus on June 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM

StevenCrowder on June 14, 2013 at 12:13 AM

StevenCrowder on June 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM

..man, I love it when the Gods mingle with us mortals! It’s the tenuous link to our 15 minutes of fame! And it’s what makes Hot Gas great!

Mr Crowder, I love your work! And Mrs War Planner has been in a swoon over you since you interviewed the befuddled Cal Bezerkeley students some years ago.

The War Planner on June 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

StevenCrowder on June 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM

I thought you were from Canada? :p

NotCoach on June 14, 2013 at 6:02 PM

I thought you were from Canada? :p

NotCoach on June 14, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Born in Detroit. Moved to Montreal when I was 3yrs old. Lived there until 18.

StevenCrowder on June 15, 2013 at 9:10 AM

You ever been in a union? I got written up once by my union for moving a piece of tin. You see, I was an electrician (it was in the way of a conduit run I needed to get at) and the lines of demarcation prevented me from touching the tin, let alone moving it. That was a tin knocker’s job. This video is very representative of the kind of garbage I dealt with as a UAW member.

NotCoach on June 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM

I’m an I/T guy. One of my coworkers told me he used to work in a company with unions. They needed to move their offices one day. The guys moving the offices were union, the I/T guys were not. One of the I/T guys picked up a small box to take to the new location. All the union guys dropped what they were doing and stormed out. The I/T guys’ manager came in red-faced with anger and told them that they were not to touch any of the boxes.

Odysseus on June 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

I thought this guy had gone away after his 15 minutes of fame in Michigan. Challenging union guys to a MMA fight after some old union guy kicked his rear, what a putz.

smokin hot politics on June 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM