I found the following video about three months ago, and I am sure many of you have already seen it, but I think it is time to discuss the topic of real life super heroes.
So, check this out , and come back for the discussion. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Somehow, around the time when Watchmen came out, I had a feeling we would see this sort of thing, but apparently, they have been doing this for a couple years. I have always been surprised that there were not nut jobs in costume, fighting crime, somewhere. It is just too deeply ingrained in the culture for someone not to give it a go.
I have to comment that the Shadow Hare sounds like a dork. There is a certain quality to his voice that just screams, “I am a big, giant nerd,” and it was probably during a particularly harsh swirly in high school, that he decided to help protect the weak. Unfortunately, he does not appear to have realized that working out in a gym might be a good idea.
Speaking of working out, I love the chubby guy in costume walking with him. Lets face it, nothing strikes fear into the hearts of villains like the sight of love handles in spandex.
I can picture them all at their secret hideout, in moms basement, when a call comes in over the police scanner, and they have to interrupt their D&D game to rush off and fight evil, leaving behind only half empty Mountain Dew cans and lead figurines of wizards and elves.
I bet in their daily lives they are sweaty all the time, because they have their costumes on under their clothes so they are ready at a moments notice. Being a superhero can be kind of gross at times.
As weird as this all is, they are not alone. There are do-gooder dorks like them all over the world, and they can all be found on the World Superhero Registry. Based on the entries, MySpace is also a great place to find a superhero.
But, the supergeekery does not end there, there are villains too. And like any good super villain, they send out videos to make their threats known. Naturally, the best place to make your villainous intentions known to the world is, of course, YouTube.
This guy is my favorite…
Anyways, all of this reminds me of a South Park episode that came on this last season… check it out.
Choose Season 13, episode 1302 “The Coon”