ARE YOU A SUPERHERO? – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s Provocative Question #69

So this is what Fandango had to say:

There’s a lot of heavy shit that is going on these days, so I thought I’d go with something lightweight this week. A softball provocative question. Something you might have some fun with.

I came up with this week’s question after Marilyn Armstrong asked this question in one of her recent posts.“Have you watched any superhero movies? Don’t you wish we had some real ones?”

My question this week is a variation on Marilyn’s. My question is:

I think I’m running low on super anything this week. I do some stuff well. I’m pretty good at writing, taking pictures, and organizing life as we used to know it. The problem is that all the things I used to do seem to be off the boards and I don’t know if they will ever come back.

That’s why I wanted a superhero invented by superhero master inventors. I want the Green Lantern and his buddies to fly down and save our planet from the evil madman who is destroying it and us.

What CAN I do, other than vote? I can write when I feel I have something to say that no one else has said a thousand times before. I don’t know how we are going to get even the simplest things done, but I suppose I’ll figure them out.

Maybe that is my super-power. Somehow, someway, I figure it out, whatever it is. I figure out things I don’t know anything about, never studied. I’m a good student. When I want to know something, if there’s any way to find out about it, I’ll do it. And I’ll keep hunting down the information until I know everything I can find.

So around here, when someone can’t figure out something, they ask me. But if it needs height or strength or mechanical ability, it’s definitely my son. If it has anything to do with movies, that’s absolutely a Garry. Also, all news and current events that have occurred during the past 55 years.

That being said, I really want the Green Lantern and his crew. Maybe they’d find a way to fix everything. What worries me is that I’m not sure there is anyone anywhere who can fix what’s wrong with the world in 2020.



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12 replies

  1. I do hope you can figure out the solution.

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  2. In the recent(ish) super hero trilogy starring Bruce Willis (good guy), Samuel L. Jackson (evil genius) and the newer actor to the scene, whose name escapes me (Movies were entitled “Unbreakable, Splinter, and Glass)…one theme that was explored was the fact that having a ‘big’ brain is a super power. The ability to research something is a rare gift these days, because everyone is focused on ‘instant’ gratification. We seem to want everything RIGHT NOW. So those (like yourself) who take the time to actually find out about something and then are able to share the knowledge, are huge super heroes. Plus you can spell. Another super power that is getting rarer and rarer.

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  3. If I were a superhero I’d be a bioscientist and discover the unknowns about this cover-19.
    Leslie

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  4. And it may be, and probably is, too late to fix what’s wrong with America. Even too much for the Green Lantern to fix.

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