Quotes: City of Weirdos

All the weirdos from out of town
And all the freaks always around
All the weirdos in the world are
Here in New York City tonight
—"A Freak Like Me (Needs Company)", Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

In a city of 8 million people, folks do weirder shit than this on an hourly basis.

Don't try to boggle me, Mister Talking Cat. This is Mechanicsburg. You are by no means the strangest thing in this town.
Carson Von Mekkhan, Girl Genius

"From there, we move right into what Uzi called the Rube Goldberg Machine that is Metropolis, and I really, really love this scene. Not just because of the weird interconnected pratfalls, but because itís this great reminder that everyone in Metropolis is in this bizarre state of constant danger. These are people who canít even go to work without getting set on fire by robot penguins. No wonder they need Superman...It builds to exactly the same kind of weird premise that youíd see in a Silver Age comic, where a guy is in danger of literally drowning in his car. I can see the 'How did this man drown ó on the middle of a crowded street?!' as a cover blurb on a Cary Bates comic."
Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on Superman III