2007-05-30
Story Idea
Have you ever been somewhere when it's so hot and humid that when you leave an air-conditioned building or car your glasses (either of the sun or prescription variety) fog up?

Well it's doing that in Dubai right now. Somewhere about 50% humidity, between 105 and 110 degrees. Good times.

But today when I left work it gave me an idea for a story, though.

You know how the comic book / movie character Superman is really just mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent without glasses and with a little curl in his hair? And how many times has Lois Lane or Jimmy Olsen come close to finding out Clark Kent's secret?

Superman logo


Well, I was thinking what if one summer day in Metropolis it gets really hot and humid? So when Clark Kent goes to leave The Daily Planet building his glasses fog up, so he has to remove them. And the humidity messes with his slicked back hair, so it curls up. And then he sweats, soaking his white button-up shirt to reveal his bright blue tights underneath.

C'mon, it's so realistic I'm surprised someone hasn't done it before!

Although wait - does Superman sweat? That would be the one weakness of the story. The hair and the glasses alone would be enough, though, I think.
posted by Josh @ 5:03 PM  

Josh and Liz are two American kids who got married in August. Liz has lived in Dubai since 2003, Josh since August of 2006.

Follow along in the culture shock of being recently married and (for Josh, at least) recently transplanted to Dubai.


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