Put on a cape, look ridiculous

Oct. 03, 2008 | 12:09 a.m.


We all wanted to be superheroes when we grew up. The closest I got? Well, I am a mild-mannered reporter working for a great metropolitan newspaper … I’ve always been more Kent than Kal-El.

Anyway, now there’s a website called MakeMeSuper and, well, it could more precisely be called MakeMeRidiculous. And that’s just what I did, with this photo right here as evidence. At the site, with a few very easy steps (and for free) you can slap your own face atop the shoulders of a male or female superhero. You get your own two-minute music video with a customized theme song and a few giggles. You can also e-mail the finished product to your friends, family and arch-enemies. I sent a version of my heroic video to my wife and now, well, I’m just sitting back waiting for her to call and tell me how marvelous I look. She should be calling any minute. Hmmm. It’s been a while now. She must be watching it over and over and over.

Anyway If you’re truly obsessed with your glorious image in tights, you can even purchase a personalized coffee mug, mouse pad or deck of cards. Is this a great country or what?

The site is the handiwork of EVB San Francisco, known for the similar viral “Elf Yourself” campaign for Office Max. They have done the “Make Me Super” site for KODAK Gallery.

— Geoff Boucher

Image produced by Makemesuper.com

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