Sunday, January 17, 2016

Here Comes the Spiderman

If Spiderman drove a tuk tuk, it would look like this. Lately, I've noticed more and more of these handmade spiderwebs made out of rope appearing on the sides of many three-wheelers in Bangkok. In practical terms, they are useful in holding cargo in when passengers are transporting large boxes and other goods around, and they are also helpful in preventing thieves from reaching into tuk tuks and snatching people's bags. But my favorite part about them is that they remind me of something you would see in super hero comics. As the lyrics from Spiderman's theme song go:    

Spiderman, Spiderman,
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies
Look out!
Here comes the Spiderman!