Blog fail

Yeah, it turns out I have no idea what "Friday Hero Dissection" means, which is what I am supposed to be doing today. So instead I am going to post this insanely cute picture of this kid who, let's be honest, could be any one of us when we were younger, and by younger I mean "at any time in the last six months":

One heck of a costume

One heck of a costume

Be prepared to set your Cuteness Deflector Shields to Ten if you click through to, folks. You've been warned.

I gotta come up with something else to do on Fridays, I'm drawing a blank here. Suggestions welcome, consider this an open thread, yadda yadda yadda.

18 Responses to Blog fail

  1. Danny Beaty says:

    Anything that does not involve pictures of little children.

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    Aw, come on, that kid’s adorable!

  3. Whit says:

    Perhaps a Question of the Week–open-ended discussion rather than the poll? Just the first thing off the top of my head.

  4. NGpm says:

    You wouldn’t think it was that cute if it was your kid and the marker wouldn’t come off. I bet one day with his friends would cure him of ever doing that again. Not that I know what from personal experience the corrective nature of a peer’s mockery ….

  5. MartianBlue says:

    I’ve got an idea Jeff, well more like a mixture of other people’s ideals, but anyway. How about…
    You keep the Friday Hero Dissection, and you use Whits ideal about A Question of the Week-open-ended discussion.
    Here’s what I’ve got in mind.
    Step 1
    (2) Options
    1. You personally, choose a character, be it a good costume, or bad, marvel, d.c., or HM user generated.
    2. You allow for a poll like decision allowing for the user base, while you keep control, to choose from a set number of characters.
    Step 2
    Post the guy, with a bit of info about him, and then let the user base, you included, discuss what they do or don’t like about his costume, and what they may do differently to make him better.
    Words to live by, When all else fails, let somebody else do it. lol

  6. RJ mcd says:

    ryan renyolds will he make a better deadpool or a better lantern ? sience were all board i thought i would ask

  7. Danny Beaty says:

    How about a “Superhero Make-Over” contest, akin to the Black Terror Costume redo from a few weeks back? To keep from being sued, we could say Copyright so-and-so, yadda yadda, blah, blah, blah (You know the routine.); or, we could just concentrate on public domain characters. Better yet, each Friday we all get together, break out the booze, and get __it-faced. I’m kidding about the booze. I’d rather have a Wendy’s chocolate Thick and Frosty. At any rate, I vote for the make-over.

  8. Danny Beaty says:

    If we can’t go to Wendy’s, then I’ll have some KFC hotwings.
    About the kid pictured above: I hope that when he gets older, he passes out while partying with his friends; then he’ll learn what magic markers can do. Yep, nothing says friendship like writng obscenities on the face of your unconscious friend (with arrows pointing at his mouth) and posting the pictures on the internet.

  9. Niall Mor says:

    I like Danny’s idea of a superhero makeover. Goodness knows there are plenty of awful costumed goons out there, and some are bound to be in the public domain–or if they aren’t, nobody really cares enough to sue.

  10. Niall Mor says:

    I like Danny’s idea of a superhero makeover. Goodness knows there are plenty of awful costumed goons out there, and some are bound to be in the public domain–or if they aren’t, nobody really cares enough to sue. Going to Wendy’s every Friday for a Frosty is cool too, but since I’m guessing we’re all over the country (or maybe even the world), we’ll have to meet in the middle somewhere. Kansas? Paris? Cleveland? 🙂

  11. Danny Beaty says:

    @Niall: Thanks for the good words!

  12. Mr. Q says:

    First off, I think Marvel may be losing its mind. Apparently, mixing Marvel Superheroes with Lord of the Flies is not the best idea here. So will we see Piggy looking like a butterball version of the Hulk? O_o Just a weird thought. Might not be as bad as milking the Marvel Zombies storyline to the point where the tits on that cash cow fall off.

    I can dig the superhero makeover idea. Not just golden age heroes, heroines, and villains in public domain but perhaps fix up the lame costumed dorks you show us like Slipknot and Tommy Tomorrow.

    One idea I like to offer is make up a dream team of certain hero teams like Avengers, Teen Titans, etc. But limit each team to a certain number and explain why you picked each member (their traits, their personality, etc.) for that team. Even pick obscure heroes that haven’t been used and try to give them a new twist as to how they can help their team.

    Mr. Q

  13. Danny Beaty says:

    Q has a good idea. Here is another idea for a contest: Create a replacement for a popular superhero (Superman, Batman, Submariner, etc). Whoever creates the best man-god, dark avenger, oceanic crime-fighter (or whatever), wins.

  14. Danny Beaty says:

    Here’s another idea: Create a superhero team consisting of original characters.

  15. Xstacy says:

    Uh, here’s an idea: how about something that doesn’t eat up a bunch of time Mr. Hebert could use for HM3? I mean, he’s said before that contests are pretty time-intensive; he probably doesn’t need to be doing two a week.

    I think MartianBlue’s plan is a good one: just give us an image and let us do the dissection. And if people want to improve the costume of the week, very cool. Just not as a judged and rewarded contest.

  16. Whit says:

    You know, we could have something where we post characters here without it being a contest, esp since several of us have been inexplicably locked out of the UGO forums.

  17. Danny Beaty says:

    @Whit: Good idea!

  18. Jeff Hebert says:

    I think this web host has forum software you can install, but I’ve hesitated to do that because a) I don’t know much about forum software, b) I didn’t want to irritate UGO, but then again, they don’t seem to be putting a lot of resources into their forums anyway, and c) I thought yet one more set of boards people had to keep track of would be too much.

    If y’all want, though, I can look into turning them on. If I can figure it out.