Here’s the thing about Jeff Bezos: He hasn’t just upended the book business and set his sights on taking over basically all retail, everywhere, all the time. He also has the singular misfortune of looking like a super villain. (Just ask anyone who works in publishing.)
From the bald head to the power-casual ensembles, it’s like he’s engaged in 24/7 Lex Luthor cosplay (and we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed, either.) Pulling Apollo-era rockets out of the ocean: total super villain move. Watching him buy the Washington Post gives us faint deja vu–didn’t we see this on an episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman?
Allow us to demonstrate.
"When I press this button, California will sink into the sea. EAT IT, GOOGLE."
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"You thought I was JK about the 'Kneel before Zod' thing, didn't you?"
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"Look, Lois, I really don't have time for this right now, I have a continent to remodel."
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"Minion, you'd better not be coming to tell me Superman screwed me over again."
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