Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Real life 'Superheroes'

There is an entire cult surrounding being a true-life superhero, the kind a child dreams about being... a masque'd vigilante out to save the world the only way they can.
A film was made about this as well.
'Kick Ass'

These are a few of the many stories I have read about people getting dressed up and performing good deeds.

  • Terrifica, a New York City-based woman who patrols bars and parties in an effort to protect inebriated women in danger of being taken advantage of by men. Since the mid-1990s, Terrifica has donned a golden mask, Valkyrie bra, blonde wig, red boots and cape, to distract the men she tries to dissuade from seducing drunk young women. She carries a utility belt containing pepper spray, a cell phonelipstick, a camera to photograph alleged predators, a journal, Terrifica fortune cards, and Smarties for energy. Terrifica has an arch-nemesis, a self-proclaimed philanderer who calls himself Fantastico
  • Angle-Grinder Man, a British self-described "wheel-clamp superhero" who uses an angle grinder to cut wheel clamps off vehicles which have been clamped in Kent and London. He works pro bono, seeking neither recognition nor thanks
  • Polarman of IqaluitCanada, whose primary interests are shoveling the snow off sidewalks during the day, and patrolling the streets for criminals at night.
  • "Team Justice," a group of costumed superheroes giving Christmas gifts to the homeless

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