X-Men Origins: Dan of the Day

June 20th, 2011

I know what you’re thinking: What is this? Where is my funny thought of the day? Why is the text so small, instead of that really big font that makes it seem like Dan is shouting at me?

Never fear: I will return to shouting at you next week. This week, however, I am on vacation, so I have turned control of this website over to a robot. A quiet robot. He (I wanted to get an attractive female robot, but my wife put the kibosh on that.) will post messages here in my absence. And what will the topic be? The origin of Dan of the Day.

Origin stories seem to be all the rage lately. How did Wolverine get his amazing adamantium claws and skeleton? Why does Darth Vader wear a mask and talk with a funny voice? Why does Batman wear a mask and talk with a funny voice? And what’s all this mumbo-jumbo about the Green Lantern? Is he really green? Is he really a lantern? Did anyone ever really buy his comic books?

In that spirit, I would like to present the story of how Dan of the Day came to be an awesome superhero. Check back tomorrow to find out what you’ve always wanted to know: Why does Dan wear a mask and talk with a funny voice?

Tomorrow’s edition: Email: The Silent Productivity Killer

Dan as a masked superhero in a dark alley: Super Dork!

Superhero image by Becky Florence. Composite image by Dan.

This is Part 1 in a five-part series on the origin of Dan of the Day.
Part 1: X-Men Origins: Dan of the Day
Part 2: Email: The Silent Productivity Killer
Part 3: How Chuck Norris Inspired Me to Spam the World with Random Funny Thoughts
Part 4: Why You Should Listen to the Voices in Your Head
Part 5: Two New Things You Can’t Live Without