I was just looking through some Halloween pictures I had recently taken, and what’s the deal with Batman piñatas?

Like someone’s out shopping for piñatas at Whatever The Party Store Is Called, casually browsing all the latest piñata offerings in the piñata aisle. They pass up maybe an Iron Man, which is the first mistake because everyone knows he’s like the Cadbury Egg of superheroes. Then they pass up maybe Spongebob, who many of the parents would gladly take a swing at themselves.

Somehow they find themselves pausing in front of the Batman, and nod slowly – “Yesssss…. this papier-mâché effigy of a widely revered childhood superhero will be the perfect effigy for a bunch of sugared up gradeschool kids to take turns beating the shit out of until it bleeds candy.”

Batman.