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Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:34 pm
by Florida
I got this information from here:http://www.cracked.com/article_16449_p2.html

Real Name: Yves Rossi

Superpower: Flight, via a rocket pack strapped to his back.
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Yves Rossi is a Swiss professional pilot and aeronautical engineer (we hope, since he designed his own jet pack) who, claiming to be inspired by his hero Batman, realized the first jet-pack-powered flight.

At this point someone should write the man a nice letter explaining to him that Batman doesn't really fly at all. We'd do it ourselves, but we don't like to argue about comics with a man who jumps out of a plane wearing nothing but a flammable death trap strapped to his ass. For all we care he can say Superman talks to fish, as long as he keeps flying homemade jet packs while he's saying it.



As you see, he doesn't just run along the ground and wait for his jet pack to lift him into the air. He throws himself out of a fucking plane, knowing either his invention will work or men in hazmat suits will be raking him into a trash bag in a few minutes. If you're still wondering where the mutant part of this guy's super power comes in, than you obviously haven't considered the size of the balls it takes to do what he does.

Jet-Man's jet pack is capable of flying at a speed of 160 mph for up to six minutes. After those six minutes, Yves has to activate his secondary power, the Go-go-gadget-oh-please-God-don't-let-it-fail-parachute since there is no way to land the jet pack without becoming a red and chrome stain on the ground.



There's no word on his plans to add a laser-shooting suit of armor to the jet pack, but of course you wouldn't let that information get out until it was time to use it.

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:34 pm
by This_Girl
Wow!!! That's cool, Florida. Good pick!
I have to do homework for my "person", LOL.

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:16 pm
by Shane
Hi all!

Make sure you check out Joe's newest blog post in order to meet all the necessary criteria for the giveaway. Florida (and anyone else who posts here in participation), this means you have to make a mention of your pick over there, too!

Go check it out -- it's up now!

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:22 pm
by Florida
Thanks Mr. Shanetastic!
This was a great idea. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that thinks about these kinds of things. Since I was named after the Bionic Woman I kinda come by an awe of super humans naturally. It's really fascinating how engineers are more and more able to meld the physiology of humans with the technology of machines.
My pick isn't bionic but the ever since the first time I read an article about him I've envied his balls to try for something that someone probably told him was a ridiculous idea...now look at him!

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:09 pm
by This_Girl
Real Name: Dan Osman

Superpower: Climbing incredibly fast
Weakness: Open spaces, Possibly his only fast get away is to climb…does not meet “technology” criteria.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpm0m6bVfrM

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:23 pm
by This_Girl
Disregard my entry. My Almost Avenger is no longer among the living. I have used my one entry. Good luck to all of you!

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:23 pm
by This_Girl
I am seeing some really good picks/entries over there on the thread - My dead guy has no chance, LOL.

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:41 pm
by Betsy_Boo
Made my decision...my daughter Rachael. Here's her femme fatale look:

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Here's her "don't f**k with me look:

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(You see who's in the poster to the right of her? That's one of her heros!)

And here's my most recent photo:

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No matter who gets picked for the Almost Avengers, she will always be a superhero to me!

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:15 pm
by This_Girl
I read your entry for Rachael. That was sweet of you, Betsy. She does sound like a super-badass, LOL. I've noticed that the really tough ones come in small, danty packages. She's very pretty and I envy her power over men, tee hee. Except the making them crazy part.
Anyway, she is a beauty and you should be amazed by her ;0)

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:46 am
by Betsy_Boo
Thanks TG...I really am amazed by her considering what a mouse I am. To be honest her high school years as a rebel were kinda tough on us, but even when we were ticked off at some of her escapades I couldn't help being proud of her ability to not take crap off of anyone. Plus, she always defends anyone she sees being treated unfairly or being disrespected. Her power to cloud the minds of men is a mystery to the whole family. I just tell her not to take unfair advantage of anyone, and to enjoy it while she can!

Re: Real Life Super Heroes!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:13 pm
by demorganakamark
I dont really know who would be a real life superhero.....maybe some of those free runners