Teresa Nielsen Hayden shares the stories of real-life, modern-day superheroes "Angle-Grinder Man" and "Super Barrio" and muses on "the urge to put on a costume and hit the streets." A-G Man:
has been trawling London for four months dressed in a homemade superhero outfit, complete with gold lamé underpants and cape, removing the security boots from people’s illegally parked cars.
That's my kind of superhero. Although I'm not sure a man described as "corpulent" should be wearing "scarlet-and-canary tights and cape."
(For the record, I never wear my "slacktivist" costume while blogging anymore. Well, almost never.)