Real Life Superhero Gets Nose Broken, Narrowly Avoids Death

Posted by on January 15th, 2011

The question of how the law should hand real life super heroes is a very interesting one. On one hand, they are mostly well-intentioned citizens who deter crime in a neighborhood. After all, if you were going to mug someone would you want to do it near the dude in a suit of molded rubber, or move a few blocks down the road. Then maybe while walking down the road you see a Little Caesars and totally agree to split a pizza. Then you forget about the mugging stuff whilst stuffing your face and laughing about the last episode of the Jersey Shore.

But on the other hand, tacitly approving vigilante justice can lead to situations like Phoenix Jones, who had his nose broken while being held at gunpoint last week.

A few of the Weird Things staff members (most notably Andrew Mayne whose production company produced the series) created an episode of G4 Underground about his very topic. You can check it out on iTunes.

[Boing Boing]

One Response to “Real Life Superhero Gets Nose Broken, Narrowly Avoids Death”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I always feel sorry for these Real Life Superheroes. I understand that they want to do good and they may believe they have the best of intentions for putting on a costume and doing what they do, but wanting to do good, having the best of intentions and confronting criminals in a superhero costume don’t seem like they would mix very well in reality. They’re trying to help others in one of the craziest ways possible. It just seems like they’re setting themselves up for a hard life and an even harder fall.

    And Pheonix Jones really should invest some time in making a mask that allows him to turn his head. That sculpted rubber neck might seem like a good idea, but if you’re going out to confront dangerous people and situations you really should give yourself the ability to look in more than one direction. We’ve evolved into beings that can turn our heads for a reason, because it helps us to survive. And when in doubt, trust in evolution, because it’s had billions of years to learn from its mistakes.