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The Popcorn Stand: Batman and Ice Cube could star in this movie

The latest installments of the Popcorn Stand has given me an idea for a movie featuring “Batman” and Ice Cube. At least I think Ice Cube would be appropriate in the role of someone breaking the record for solving the most Rubik’s cubes under water. Don’t know how Batman would fit in. Maybe he could help out Aquaman, I don’t know.

But then again Batman may not be able to get around. Anyway when I read about Batman being pulled in his Batmobile by the police in Ontario in Cananda, I thought that was awesome.

I always thought Batman would be able to get away in his Batmobile.

But not this Canadian Batman, known as Brampton Batman, who had the flowing cape and everything when he was pulled over.

It didn’t appear Batman was in any real trouble, but no word if Batman pulled the “don’t you know who I am card” and said, “I’m Batman.”

Of course since he was dressed as Batman and driving around in a Batmobile, he probably didn’t have to identify himself.

If he did introduce himself and said, “I’m Batman,” the officer probably responded with something like, “Yeah, I figured that one out.”

The other installment of today’s Popcorn Stand is actually a 2-for-1 as it covers my fascination with what human mind comes up with along with my old fuddy duddyness on “these kids today, whaddya gonna do?”

Never learned how to solve a Rubik’s Cube, which may be why I keep writing about Hacky sack instead of Rubik’s Cube when it comes to what my generation has contributed to pop culture.

But an 18-year-old student from the country of Georgia decided to set the record for solving the most Rubik’s Cubes — under water.

Vako Marchelashvili solved six Rubik’s Cubes under water for 1 minute, 44 seconds. He said he trained for six months, several hours a day to set the record. Are you paying attenting ESPN?

Of course, for his own safety, Marchelashvili said he had to train so intensely. (I regret starting to write about this because I have to keep typing Marchelashvili, but I guess it is good practice for Groundhog Day).

Then again I don’t know why anyone, even an 18-year-old, would risk one’s life for such a trivial pursuit. (Heh, heh, I’m patting myself on the back for that one).

Marchelashvili (dang it) said he plans to break more records. Talk about a trivial pursuit. (Oh yeah, I already used that one).

Now again if you asked me what it would’ve taken to set the world record for solving the most Rubik’s Cubes under water, I would’ve said one.

But actually the record was five cubes set by Anthony Brooks of New Jersey.

Technically I guess Brooks’ record still stands as of this writing the Guinness World Record headquarters still needs to verify the new record.

As a patriotic American, I do hope if we lose the record we are able to regain it.


— Charles Whisnand