Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Random Thursday: Superhero Powers

Time for another Thursday of Randomness with Lin, Sarah and me! This week is a topic that all of us have contemplated (possibly at much more length than we'd like to admit), mostly when we're late for work and wish we could get there in 5 minutes flat, or when we have 5 bags of groceries to carry and the upper body strength for 3. No? Just me, then. Anyway, without further ado, this week's all about:

So this is a tough one. Because let's face it, pretty much any superpower could come in pretty handy. But if I had to pick, these are my top 5, in no particular order.  

***Warning: Contains a spoiler for season 1 of the TV Show Misfits. Though I'm assuming you've all watched it already, because if you haven't, I can't be your friend anymore.

1. X-Ray Vision.

And no, it's not just so I can check if your bra and panties match.
Though I totally would. 

I've got to admit, even though traditionally this is a power coveted by pimply pre-adolescent (and, let's face it, fully grown) boys, I do wonder what it would be like to have x-ray vision. Mostly because I'd like to know whether there are really correlations between penis size and other male body parts. But also because wouldn't it be useful to be able to see what's going on in your body? To know exactly how bad an injury is or what's causing that weird lump? The inability to really know what's happening in our bodies is one of my pet peeves with the human condition. Would be great to be able to see the beginnings of a problem and fix it.

2. Iron Man. The whole package.

Genius. Billionaire. Playboy Philanthropist. Totally superhuman.

Okay, so I know that you're all going to point out that technically he doesn't have superpowers, per se. But I'm arguing, based on my extensive experience working in retail and dealing with complete morons, that intelligence is practically a superpower these days. And when you combine it with that level of sarcastic and irreverent wit, you've got to admit, these days that's like having TWO superpowers. So I claim that it counts. And this is my blog, so I'm right. End of story.

3. Immortality.

Failing his superpower, I'd take him as a consolation prize.

Well, who doesn't want that? Though knowing my luck, it wouldn't kick in until I was old and fat and decrepit and I'd be stuck like that forever. But still, I'd have lots of time to catch up on all the reading I haven't been doing because I'm too busy blogging, watching TV and chatting to Lin.

 4. The ability to freeze and/or turn back time.

Here's hoping I could learn to do it without making that face.

 Mostly because I'm ALWAYS late for things, I haven't met an excuse for procrastinating I haven't liked, and I hate mornings. Not gonna lie, I'd mostly use this one to catch an extra hour of sleep and/or take a nap at my desk.

5. A Sidekick.

That would be me, on the right. Taking applications for the other dude.

Mostly? I just want a sidekick. You know, someone to look up to me, film me doing awesome shit, and get me breakfast in the morning. That's totally what sidekicks do, right?

I have to admit, even though superheroes aren't really my thing, it's been interesting thinking about all the good things I could do for myself (and possibly others if I got bored with that) if I suddenly had a superpower. Of course, we all know that if I were a superhero, I'd be much more likely to resemble this guy.

Or one of these guys.

But whatever, superheroes are superheroes, am I right?

Alright, now it's your turn. What super-skill do you covet? And what would you do with it? Link up!


  1. Oh yeah, time travel would be neat or turning back time alltogether. I'm not so sure about immortality - I don't want to be the last survivor, that's just depressing!

    1. I suppose that's true, but if I could pick a few people to be immortal with, that might be okay! Turning back time would mostly be useful to do things I forgot!

  2. Why yes, I will take Iron Man, the whole package ;) Hot damn he's hot.

    You know for someone who had a tough time with this you sure did do REALLY fucking well. I'm jealous. Being able to freeze time would be bad ass. Although it's bad enough that the days sometimes go by super slowly so maybe not so much. Meh. I'll still take it. Also, I already have a side kick. Her name's Emily & she's super witty and bad ass, you should totally meet her sometime.

    Now excuse me while I go look for Misfits on Netflix. I've heard our friendship might be in danger if I dont :0

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    2. What I love most about RDJ as Iron Man is he's pretty much just playing himself. I maintain that he's one of the smartest and most quick-witted people alive.

      Thanks! I got on a roll when I decided to pick funny superheroes. ;) What if you could just control, rather than freeze time? Then you could speed up the parts that happen at work and then slow down other stuff? That would be totally awesome. Oh, so you know another Emily? Cos I KNOW you're not trying to call ME a sidekick.

      You better. I'm very disappointed in you. Which, as all parents know, is way worse than being mad at you. So get on that.

  3. Oh, I love Iron Man! He is definitely my favorite superhero. He is so damn cool!


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