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Dinner Conversation [Oct. 4th, 2011|08:09 pm]
We determined at dinner that my super-power is throwing buses.

Me: So all I need to do is find somebody whose super-power is catching buses and we could form our own little high-speed mass transit system.

kung_fu_monkey: That's just riDICulous. Nobody's super-power is going to be catching buses!

Me: But that's the thing. How would you know? It's a very difficult super-power to find out that you have...

[User Picture]From: dcseain
2011-10-05 03:03 am (UTC)
Catching buses is part of Superman's gig, so it's totally likely that someone out there has that skill solely.
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[User Picture]From: pink_halen
2011-10-05 03:04 am (UTC)
Have you tried to catch a bus? Perhaps that is within your powers as well.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2011-10-05 04:37 am (UTC)
Exactly my point! You may already have this power!
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[User Picture]From: drdeleto
2011-10-05 05:04 pm (UTC)
I think pink_halen's point is that YOU may have a whole range of bus and/or large vehicle manipulation powers of which bus tossing is only one! Have you tried punching a steamroller? Putting an RV in your pocket? You may be more marvelous than you know!
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[User Picture]From: kung_fu_monkey
2011-10-05 10:38 am (UTC)
If I recall correctly, my attempt at sarcasm failed. Having a super power where you could catch thrown buses (and only thrown buses) is equally absurd to being able to throw buses (and only buses). The idea of super-powered symmetry is a bit too late 80's/early 90's for me.
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2011-10-05 04:22 pm (UTC)
Bus-catching? You want Ms Marvel.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2011-10-05 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, but she would TOTALLY out-class me.
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[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2011-10-05 05:41 pm (UTC)
...and also raise the rate of transportation. Think of the working class!
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[User Picture]From: flwyd
2011-10-06 05:50 am (UTC)
When I was in high school, I was really good at catching buses. I could even run faster if catching a bus was involved.
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