April 12, 2006

Life imitates art: superhero tryouts

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at April 12, 2006 12:11 PM

Via Pharyngula, these tryouts for Stan Lee's new superhero reality show remind me of nothing so much as the hero recruitment drive in Mystery Men. Perhaps I could use my quantum coherence research to develop a superhero persona, but my powers would only work if no one observes them. (Maybe this is just a secret identity requirement.) However, the field is probably rife with potential supervillainy.

Tags: Comics, Culture, Movies, Quantum Information, Television

Gazebo: Captain Quantum is already taken, and the game in which I played him was very much like Mystery Men. (He would often try to run through walls and go through them via "coherence" but it only worked once; he would usually just crash in the walls at full speed, which impressed his companions greatly. His "entanglement" power worked much better.) Things did occasionally get hairy when his arch-rival (a good guy, but a nemesis nonetheless) Measurement Man came on the scene and tried to solve a given crime before he could. His tagline often went along the lines of "We need to solve this crime before Measurement Man gets to it!"

I should try out, given that I have mad kaos skilz [sp? :) ]. :)

Posted by: Mason | April 12, 2006 1:30 PM

Oh, and "I shovel well!"

Posted by: Mason | April 12, 2006 1:30 PM
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