Thursday, July 31, 2008

Super Powers

Right now my roommate, Fez, is blogging about The Flash. We had a deep, lenghty and heaty debate about whether the Flash could go faster on a bike than he could on foot. My point of view on the subject is irrelevant to this blog. I bring it up because him talking about this particular super hero caused me to consider the topic of super powers.

I don't know about you, but around here we often find ourselves discussing which super abilities would be the best ones to have. Invisibility, flight, strength or what have you. My personal favorite is super ESP, the ability to not only make things move with your mind but control over matter. I thing that would be the bees knees of super powers.

But, I propose a different question on this tipical line: What would be your unique super power, or rather, what super power would you want that nobody has ever had before? Be careful how you answer because I'm no geek, but I'm fairly familiar with super powers and who's had them

I think a fun one would be the ability to create water balloons in my hands. I always find myself in places with people who are just begging to be clobered with a balloon full of water in the face. For instance: A week or two ago we were in Wal-Mart purchasing water balloons (coincidence), and some guy started riding some goofy-looking homemade bicycle around the store. If ever there was a need for a filled water balloon it was then. How perfect would his story be when he's trying to tell his friends how cool he is when he has to finish his story with, "and then some kid jumped out and nailed me in the face with a water balloon!"

I think another uniqu ability would me...well, do you remember the movie 'Groundhog's Day'with Bill Murray? If I could repeat each day over and over again as many times as I want but have control over when I move to the next day, I would do that. I could live a lifetime inside of every day. I would only age as I moved to the next day. I could try things as many times I wanted until I had it down perfect. I could master the guitar. I could do sweet jumps off the cliffs at porcupine. Learn every language. Read books (I might not do that, actuall), but the possibilities are nearly endless. Death wouldn't matter, I'd just come back to life when the next day starts. And when I was ready to start my next day I would live one more day, go to the gym, eat really healthy be nice to everyone and make my preperations for the next day. I may do a seperate blog on all the possibilities of this particular super power sometime in the future.

It would have draw backs, of course, but I really think the benifits would outweigh them.


Melanie said...

that durn english skin... i get burned every year too. too bad for me, it just goes straight from bright red to peeling to pasty white again. at least a sunburn means you were out enjoying the summer instead of being boxed up in a cubicle every day...

Reuben said...

I want to be able to summon a flaming biycle that I can ride around on and do wicked stunts while chasing evil-doers and then punish them with my penance-stare...oh wait.. that's Ghost Rider...

Also, the mind control over matter was pretty much the premise of The Sleepwalker - he could control and morph any material around him. Sleepwalker ruled. I liked him a lot.

Melanie and I think it would be fun to be able to generate water balloons out of nothing - except instead of water - they would be poo balloons - filled with poo. That would be kind of fun, too.