8FOLD/HCC: Journey Into # 15, Slow Build

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Thu Sep 30 17:36:53 PDT 2010

On Sep 29, 1:02 am, Tom Russell <joltc... at gmail.com> wrote:

>    "The thing is," Whaley tells his wife, "this time, they're
> technically right.  I wore a costume, again, I did the whole vigilante
> thing, again.  Even if it's just one day, that does violate the
> Humphrey Law." So called because it was passed in 1972, following the
> revelation that 1968 Presidential Candidate Hubert Humphrey often
> disappeared to fight crime as the Happy Warrior while serving as
> Lyndon Johnson's Vice-President.

Heh.  I knew I wasn't breaking ground by having a superhuman Vice-
President, but you've gone a lot farther with the concept than I have.

>    "You, with no power, have this responsibility, where Brian, with
> great power, has none?"
>    "I guess that's just... where he and I differ.  I don't know,
> dear.  It was something that needed to be done.  The right thing to
> do.  Even if it wasn't the right thing for me to do, in terms of my
> own life, I was in the position to do it.  And so I did."

Nice twist on "With great power comes great responsibility".

I also liked the description of super-speed perception without super-

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