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Speak Your Mind: You’re Super

Regardless of what you think about his politics, President Obama is kind of a cool guy. Recently, in an interview for an Albuquerque radio station, Obama was asked what superpower he would like to possess. A lesser geek would just trot out the old standbys: invisibility or flight. But not Obama. He chose…the ability to speak any language.

Respect. That’s pretty baller, especially considering his day job.

I’m not sure what superpower I’d choose. I’d probably choose something helpful in my daily life. I think I would be too skittish to fly. I don’t think invisibility sounds very good, either. I like to eavesdrop as much as the next person, but some things I don’t want to know. I might choose the ability to control time. Or super speed. Or super genius intellect. Or the ability to regenerate á la Doctor Who.

What superpower would you choose? If you could choose, what factors would go into making your decision? Would you use your new powers for good or evil?

Featured image credit: Guilherme Jófili

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  1. August 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm —

    This may be inappropriate, but I would choose the ability to make anyone orgasm at will. It both serves an offensive purpose, because if someone is attacking you and you use it, you can be sure they’ll be distracted and incapable of further offense, and for personal purposes, such as being nice to friends 🙂

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