Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Pointless Question #1

Poof! You've got superpowers appropriate to fighting crime and, potentially, Randi's million dollars.

What are you going to wear and drive?

20 comments:

Infophile said...

Well, I guess it might depend on the nature of the superpowers, but I think these days a longcoat is very chic. It's kind of the I'm-not-insane version of a cape. You don't really want to stand out too much, but you do need some superhero style.

Bourgeois_Rage said...

I'll wear crime down and drive lawbreakers crazy.

sigh...

Actually it would be kinda cool to wear a three piece suit while fighting crime. I mean I have super powers; something like constrictive clothing shouldn't slow me down.

Then again, I'd probably be too lazy to get everything pressed every day, so I'll just wear khaki pants, a t-shirt and hiking boots. That's what I usually wear.

Joshua said...

Easy. White 30s-style trenchcoat with white slacks and a red dress shirt underneath. Because style is important.

I wouldn't drive anything, though. I'm more the type to hit the streets.

Infophile said...

Oh yeah, missed the "drive" part. As for that, I think there's only one vehicle out there quirky enough to accompany my personality.

Bourgeois_Rage said...

Oh yeah, driving. The TARDIS would be great, but I'd probably ride a bicycle. What would be more intimidating to a criminal than a superhuman cyclist catching up to them while cruising down the interstate in their European sports car.

Brendan said...

I'm thinking my power is to stop evildoers in their tracks, which I will focus through a pair of revolvers, something straight out of a graphic novel. The outfit will be Alucard from Hellsing, but with more earth tones, and no shades. No need for this crazy reds and yellows, I'm looking for more of a classical Old West color-scheme.
I won't have a vehicle, because part of stopping evildoers is being exactly where you're needed. I'll travel by shadow-stepping.
Hmm. I hope that's not too over-powered. At any rate, the million dollars is invested in various ways, and the money earned will be split between improving the police forces across the country in fundamental ways (hopefully working on removing corruption) and developing an intelligence network.

Catchphrase: "You might wanna rethink that." *Lights a pipe, revealing himself by the flash of the match*

An Anonymous Coward said...

If I had appropriate superpowers, would I really need to drive anything? I mean, okay, Batman has his Batmobile, but then he doesn't technically have any superpowers, does he? You don't see a Spider-mobile or a Supermobile, do you? (Okay, the Fantastic Four have a Fantasticar, but they're the exception. Besides, it flies, so one could quibble that technically they aren't "driving" it...)

Actually, for that matter, if I had the appropriate superpowers, I could probably get away with not wearing anything, too...

Ranson said...

I'd probably style myself after Mr. Terrific,clothes-wise, and then just teleport wherever I needed to go on the transportation side.

Anonymous said...

Style and transportation? Rainbows. Nothing tacky about that, right?

Joshua said...

Well. About that Spider-Mobile...

Anonymous said...

I guess he needs something if he's in some flat countryside with no buildings to sling from...

King Aardvark said...

I'd dress like Mr. T in the old days, with all the heavy gold chains and stuff. Can't beat that.

Bronze Dog said...

Well, thought I'd delay responding for a bit.

Info: Longcoat sounds like a good idea, there. Keep the icon without so much impracticality.

Bourgeois_Rage: Latter part is something I'd probably fall into.

Joshua: I think the styles from the early 1900s are underappreciated. Beats spandex.

Whomobile by Info: You'd better hope you can do a decent job of concealing it when it's not in the Who Cave.

Bicycle by BR: You made me chuckle, skip over bellylaugh, and proceed directly to tears.

Brendan: I've only seen one episode of Hellsing, but I already know Alucard's cool.

Anonymous Coward: Yeah, it's always nice to have superpowers that circumvent the need to maintain a vehicle, but how else will toy manufacturers feed their kids?

Anonymous #1: Superman had a hard time getting that to work out.

Anonymous #2's response to Joshua: Good point.

King Aardvark: I pity tha foo who robs a bank in your town.

Infophile said...

Whomobile by Info: You'd better hope you can do a decent job of concealing it when it's not in the Who Cave.

Why would I want to conceal it? The entire point of the Whomobile is to look cool! What's the point of looking cool if no one sees you doing it?

Michelle said...

I'd wear a brown duster coat, and Serenity would be my ride. If you're going to be a big damn hero, who else?

Mechalith said...

Black jeans, combat boots, and a power button t-shirt under a chainmail trenchcoat make my outfit...

probably drive a YF-19 if I couldn't get ahold of a TARDIS.

(incidentally, I'd probably WIN the JREF prize just to show up all the woomeisters who're too scared to, but I'd turn the cash down. I figure if you've actually got decent superpowers you can make a crapload of cash other ways, and that way Randi can keep doing his work.)

Bronze Dog said...

(incidentally, I'd probably WIN the JREF prize just to show up all the woomeisters who're too scared to, but I'd turn the cash down. I figure if you've actually got decent superpowers you can make a crapload of cash other ways, and that way Randi can keep doing his work.)

Have you been stealing my daydreams?

Anonymous said...

No he's been stealing MINE.

By the way, that is the WORST implementation of rainbow powers I have ever seen (regarding the super man thing). I mean it's a giant hoola hoop and that's it? Yeah, it's like he got the color belt and couldn't really figure out how to use it, but that's Super Man for you.

If I can't go with rainbow power, I'll go with sucking up enemies to steal their powers and riding around on a flying star. Basically from childish toy land to childish toy land.

JackalMage said...

Winning the Randi Prize by demonstrating telekinesis/mind-reading/fireballs but turning it down has long been a daydream of mine. I'd say it occupies my bike-riding daydreams about 10% of the time.

Afterwards, I'd beat up Uri Gellar. How's he gonna stop me?



As to the wear/ride thing, hm. Depends on my superpowers, obviously. My preferred power is just super-telekinesis, so I'd probably go for the psionics angle and just dress normally, but always have fancy-looking crystals floating around me.

Otherwise, I'd look fancy all time time, like bourgeois_rage.

Bronze Dog said...

Ah, now I see where you're going.

Yeah, Kirby kicks [hiney].