January 20, 2004

*Ask Jen: Superman is Always Late Edition

Reader Jeff asks, "Why doesn't Superman wear a watch?"

I'm going to guess it has something to do with the use of Krypton 85 to make watches glow in the dark. As far as I know, Superman has no super-time-telling-power.

Do you have a question for me? You can e-mail it. If I know the answer, I'll answer it. If I don't, I might make something up.

Posted by Jennifer at January 20, 2004 07:30 AM


Hey, if you're Superman, do you really NEED to be anywhere on time? Maybe the occasional banquet or appointment with the President, but most of the time, he really doesn't need to know exactly what time it is. Catch a bus or train? Nope. Take some medicine? Nope.

Maybe he needs to be on time for those dinner dates with Lois?

Posted by: Any A. Mouse at January 20, 2004 09:24 AM

Actually, Supe doesn't wear a watch for the same reason that I don't. It's not comfortable when you're typing and using a wrist rest, plus there's always a clock somewhere so who needs it anyway?

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2004 09:49 AM

You guys have it all wrong. With his super powers, Superman can read any clock, anywhere, whenever he wants -- you know, X-Ray vision, faster than the speed of light, all that stuff. No need to schlep a watch around with him.

Posted by: Paige at January 20, 2004 11:22 AM