| Comics |

Fred Diehl is suburban superhero Erie Reminder: Kenny Be's Hip Tip

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Erie Reminder Real name: Fred Diehl; Occupation: Town Spokesman; Suburb of Operations: Erie; Hair: Rolled gold; Eyes: Deep

Suburban superhero skills: Erie Reminder is a Detroit, Michigan transplant who possesses the superhuman capacity to think and talk at great speeds. The Motor City motormouth attributes his success to F.R.E.D., Facing Reality Every Day...

By facing reality every day, Erie Reminder's reaction time is about five times faster than the average Erie resident's. The speed at which his brain is able to process Board of Trustee ordinances is commensurate with his bodily speed, which enables him to update press releases and field all town inquiries while reminding residents on the importance of installing a carbon monoxide detector during a community center demonstration.

His cognitive and verbal capacities are many times more developed than normal human beings. He understands about 95 percent of what he sees and hears (average Erie residents understand about 25 percent). Erie Reminder's intelligence is so highly enhanced that his mind never gets fatigued. Rather, his brain constantly expels quips and witty rejoinders to stay sharp while making statements on behalf of the Town Administrator.

Erie Reminder has also used his accelerated mental powers for various artistic feats. He faced reality every day in 2009 by taking a daily snapshot. He draws, cooks, decorates and oddly excels at anything that helps to jog the memory.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.