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Drug slang A regional term for LSD
Social medicine One of the costumes worn by Fathers for Justice members protesting lack of access to their children. See Two-parent advantage
Vox populi ‘The Man of Steel’ A comic book superhero who first appeared in the 1930s in DC Comics, and is arguably the best-known American cultural icon. Sightings of him on the street in the 1950s carried the tagline, 'It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!' He possesses extraordinary powers, traditionally described as 'faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound'.
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Alice wanted a more unique name so it was between Kahlil from Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran or Kal-El, Jor-El's son in Superman.
Brando refused to learn lines, instead using cue cards - and is rumoured to have read his Jor-El lines off the nappy of the baby Kal-El.
"It has kind of a magical ring to it - Abracadabra Kal-El Shazam."
Kal-El is the Kryptonian name of comic book hero Superman, who is known as Clark Kent on Earth.
He tied the knot in 2004 with Alice Kim and had a son Kal-El in 2005.
Aside from failing to provide reliable basis for predicting whether a candidate will be a good public servant, these kinds of guides feed into the fantasy that we-as a people-need a Lee Kwan Yew, or a Barack Obama, or a Kal-El to lift us up from the squalor of our lives.
When the town is doomed, Kara is sent to Earth by her parents to be raised by her cousin Kal-El or Superman.
Warner Bros' DC Extended Universe has already borrowed heavily from 1992's The Death of Superman for the storyline in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and sequel Justice League , which saw Kal-El destroyed by Doomsday, only to be brought back by something called a Mother Box.
In Action Comics #1, 13 pages were dedicated to the story of Kal-El, an alien from the planet Krypton with supernatural strength, sent to Earth by his father before his home planet was destroyed.
From his given name Kal-El to his exodus from his home planet, Superman exudes the Jewish sensibilities of his creators, immigrants Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (also Clevelanders).
The Coppola clan's creative choices in unique nomenclature include Kal-El, Cosima, Gian-Karla, Cayley, Natasha and Romy Mars.