A little while back, Julie gave me a can of "Batman" chicken noodle soup from Campbell's, some kind of promotion with the animated Saturday morning series, The Batman. This was just a bit of a gag gift, maybe half making fun of me because of the geek status of being a comic book reader, and half because she's actually gotten into reading at least the really good Batman stories from my trade paperback collection. (And amazed to discover how much that puts her stock up with guys across the board, because apparently all the guys who don't actually buy the stuff read them from friends who do, and apparently dig the women who can talk sensibly about it.)
So I had to drop Jules a line, letting her know that she would have laughed herself silly, and been very proud of herself, to hear the "Are you really this lame?" disbelief in Jen's voice as she called from my pantry closet, "You have Batman soup?!"