O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.
— Robert Burns
Oh, wait, no! Not that!
I want to be shielded from reality by a delusional world view.
(What? Really? Bein’ a Democrat is a super power?)
Comment by DougM (November is coming) — August 24, 2012 @ 7:30 am
Dunno G-ette, I can`t imagine you sitting on a straw nest for half a day; yanno?
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — August 24, 2012 @ 7:32 am
Wait! Does that mean some of us (…no names, natch…) have to come up with a second Super Power?
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — August 24, 2012 @ 7:38 am
A super imaginary invisible *pkew*…
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — August 24, 2012 @ 7:56 am
The ability to make someone’s tongue blow up to 23776.3 times it’s normal size and turn green when they are lying.
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — August 24, 2012 @ 8:13 am
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — August 24, 2012 @ 8:21 am
The ability to literally beat sense into people. It would not only be useful, it would be highly satisfying!
That’s gonna cause the oceans to shlosh around a lot.
Comment by DougM (November is coming) — August 24, 2012 @ 9:57 am
I always thought teleportation would be awesome. Be anywhere with a thought. No walls could stop me, no prison could hold me. The temptation to use this for evil would be very great…. and I’m not talking about mundane things like stealing stuff. That’s small thinking. You could decide who runs the world with that one ability.
Other than that, the ability to see one day into the future would be very handy. I loved the concept of the show “First Edition” a few years ago about a guy who mysteriously got tomorrow’s newspaper every morning. Great idea, not well executed.
Comment by Annoyed White Male — August 24, 2012 @ 12:29 pm
By speaking a single magic word 3 times, cause anyone I was talking to, either in person or on the phone, to instantly be afflicted with permanent, irreversable and total amnesia; such that they even forget how to speak, walk or control their bowels.
In short, bust their operating system down to DOS.
Comment by Lucius Severus Pertinax — August 24, 2012 @ 12:42 pm
^^ PeggyU ^^ If you haven’t already (or even if you have) I would suggest reading The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald. A very fun read by one of the great detective novelists, who takes a vacation from his usual genre (the Travis McGee series) with this one.