Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at
Fri Aug 24 17:53:46 PDT 2007

On Aug 25, 2:27 am, EDMLite <robroger... at> wrote:
> On Aug 23, 9:07 pm, Tom Russell <milos_par... at> wrote:
> > The fourth installment-- Martin's second-- sets up the general plot
> > device of Pulls-Paper-Out-of-Hats Lad choosing the new leader.
> > Amusingly, it also subverts it, as the very first leader chosen--
> > Coward Lad-- refuses the job.  Captain Continuity, acting out of a
> > higher sense of duty, agrees to take on the role-- perfectly in
> > keeping with the rather stiff and typically heroic characterization
> > we've seen over the years.
> Which brings up the question: which characters actually displayed the
> most leadership during the Infinite Leadership Crisis (so far)?
> For my money (and there's not much of that), both Captain Continuity
> and Limp-Asparagus Lad acted as true leaders.  Each was willing to
> take on the administrative tasks no one else wanted for the
> good of the team, allowing others to solve the mystery or fight the
> villains.  To me, that's what leadership is all about...
> ...and yet none of us placed them on the ballot for the election.
> Thoughts?



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