Apparently the biggest mystery about Season 4 of “Lost” is how I missed this. Thanks to Topless Robot’s Twitter (that sounds way worse than what it is), I am no longer in the dark. Is Higgins behind Dharma? You be the judge.
I have a friend that, as another of my friends pointed out (who is also friends with him), suffers from Mary Jane Watson Syndrome.
“Mary Jane Watson Syndrome?” you may ask. “That’s not in the DSM-IV.”
You’d be the wrong kind of nerd for asking that question, but it is true. The Mary Jane Watson Syndrome, as explained by my friend (about my other friend):
He likes to make people think he’s doing better than he’s actually doing, because it’s too embarrassing. Like in the first “Spider-Man” film, when Mary Jane runs into Peter for the first time in New York, and she tells him all the wonderful things she’s accomplished. Then the short order chef comes out and exposes her lie…
It’s the Mary Jane Watson Syndrome.
Poignant, geeky, and spot-on, for sure. But it got me wondering – are there other conditions that could be defined by the ladies in superhero films? I mean, they typically aren’t written as the most stalwart of women. Otherwise, who would be left for the hero to save if there were no damsels in distress?
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