Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Now That's What I Call Invisible

(photo by John Quintero)

A 13 year-old boy with Asperger's Syndrome recently spent 11 days riding trains around New York City by himself, eating potato chips to stay alive.

Pictures of him wearing a red sweatshirt were posted everywhere. Subway employees were told to be on the lookout. He wore the exact same red sweatshirt. Nobody saw him. Nobody said a word to him. For 11 days.

Meanwhile, I can't imagine being on a NYC subway train for 11 minutes without somebody asking for money, complimenting my ass, or calling the cops. This kid is either a total superfreak, a budding superhero, or both.

I mean, I'm not sure what the actual requirements are [full disclosure--the author is not yet in the fold] to be a superhero these days, but 264 consecutive hours of full invisibility in a crowded city subway? That must at least get you an interview over at DC Comics.

That is, if you haven't already decided to drown yourself out of humiliation or been impressed into service for one of the darker agencies at the Pentagon.

Hmm...it would be great way for him to meet chicks...


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