In the movie Daredevil, there’s a scene where the titular blind daredevil is able to “see” in a way that is not explained, but is illustrated (in an ironic fuck you to the blind movie goer) using rain and the water-in-the-shape-of-people technology from TLC’s “Waterfalls” music video. At the time, I assumed it had something to do with whale sonar.
It appears I was wrong. It has recently been discovered that in certain types of blindness that result from damage to the main image-processing part of your brain, you can retain a form of subconcious vision called blindsight. When this happens, some visual info travels to non-busted parts of your brain, so that you are able to detect emotions in people’s facial expressions, navigate obstacle courses, and wage a vigilante war against injustice.
So Mr. Daredevil, T-boz, Chilli, and Left-Eye were wrong. Do go chasing waterfalls, and please don’t stick to the rivers and lakes that you’re used to, because you cut a dashing figure in your poorly tailored costume that looks like a reclaimed red leather couch.
Does Aquaman’s theme song suck because he can’t hear underwater? Think about it.