Rush Limbaugh is a very funny man. His latest rant involved the name of the bad guy in the current Batman movie:
Have you heard, this new movie, the Batman movie—what is it, the Dark Knight Lights Up or something? Whatever the name of it is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises, Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in the Dark Knight Rises is named Bane. B-A-N-E. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran, and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental, that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?
No, Rush, I do not think it’s accidental. I think it’s a reference to the character from the Batman stories of about 20 years ago. And I think the name of the character probably derives from a common word that’s been part of the English language for, like, 1500 years.
That the word happens to rhyme with “Bain,” the name Romney chose for his company, may or may not be coincidental; but it definitely is appropriate. After all, Bain has caused the death of so many American jobs, and has brought distress to countless numbers of American communities and American families. Bain is indeed baneful.