Super glasses!

Speaking of eyeglasses, I’ve always wondered about Superman and Supergirl, ever since I was a little kid. In the comics — and more recently in the movies and TV shows — these two superheroes can always walk about unrecognized, just by putting on a pair of glasses.

Now, I don’t know about you, but if I put on a pair of glasses, I just look like me wearing a pair of glasses. This seems like a far more remarkable superpower than their ability to fly or to burn through walls with death-ray eyes, or even to bend steel with their bare hands.

There are lots of amazing wonders in the Marvel Universe, including a billionaire who flies around in an iron suit, a guy who can shrink down really really small, a giant green id monster, another guy who’s part spider, a talking raccoon, and whole family of Norse gods — the list goes on.

But not one of these people has that far more awesome and eerily inexplicable superpower possessed by our heroes from DC Comics: Just let these folks slip into an ordinary pair of glasses, and nobody will ever recognize them.

How cool is that?

3 Responses to “Super glasses!”

  1. Al says:

    I don’t know, face recognition software seems to believe that when you wear glasses, you are a completely different person.

  2. J. Peterson says:

    Fun example: Harold Lloyd was one of the biggest movie stars of the silent era. At the height of his fame, he once bet a friend he could walk the streets completely unrecognized if he wasn’t wearing his trademark round glasses.

    Lloyd won the bet.

  3. admin says:

    It may not have been the glasses. Marilyn Monroe could do that even without glasses. She would just change her walk and body language.

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