Picking a super power for Meteor BoyPosted: June 18, 2009
I am conducting an important scientific survey which will determine the fate of that weasel Meteor Boy.
A few days ago I wrote about Gerrit Blank, the 14 year old boy from Germany who claims he was hit by a meteorite. After grazing his hand, the meteorite supposedly embedded itself in the pavement in front of him because it was moving at 30,000 miles per hour.
In short, I still am not buying this story, but I can’t stop writing about it. I hope to enter a 12 step program to end my obsession with this fibber soon.
I poked around the net and in a couple places there were comments posted suggesting that perhaps after this encounter with this outer space gravel, young Mr. Blank should have some sort of super powers.
I think I agree with this. If in fact he was hit by this meteorite he deserves some sort of enhancement of his abilities beyond what he had before.
There is some precedent in old science fiction movies for people who are touched by things from space and/or radiation to under go drastic changes.
Why would Mr. Blank not be subject to being changed by his close encounter? Don’t we have plenty of information that people are changed by radiation? Sure we do! Everything from space is loaded with radiation. The kind of radiation that changes people. If you have any doubt, again, consult any black and white sci fi movie.
Who better that to get the benefit or consequence of a super power than the child of Pippi Longstocking and Carrot Top? I’d go so far as to say he, more than any of us, deserves a little enhancement.
So I’m going to propose a couple super powers for Gerritt and put it to a vote of the vast audience of this blog. Since there are about 12 of you, including my mom and the guy who plagiarized my stuff, if there is a tie, I’ll cast the deciding vote. It will be sort of like being me being the vice president of the US. Unlike the vice president I have a full time job.
My two suggestions for super powers for our Teutonic trickster are:
Polling is now over on this important issue. The results are documented in the comments.