Batman Had It Right

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I loved the old Batman TV show from the 1960s. For one thing, it helped me learn to read. Batman flashed cartoony screen titles for the fight sequences. I'd chase my mom around the house, demanding: "What does P-O-W!! stand for?" "Pow" she'd bark and mime an uppercut. A few seconds later: "Mommy! Z-A-P!" "Zap!" she'd spit, her fingertips sending imaginary bolts my way.

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