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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008 edited
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    ...what would you get called in for? What skill, talent, or knowledge do you possess that could, potentially, save the 21st Century from the 20th?

    Mine would probably be the ability to fit in to nearly any social group comfortably, allowing infiltration into tight-knit groups of possibly malicious intent. I also read a lot of news.
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      CommentAuthorJaredRules
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    My mind is very flexible and adaptive, good at adjusting to unforseen situations.
    It's a talent honed from years of just not bothering to actually plan stuff.
    Is that useful enough?
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    Could be. Adaptability is always a good thing to have.
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    This is a tough one because, Hell, even the Frequency would expect the best of the best. I'm a failed arts student, so how do you work that?

    If I ever had to defend a position on it, though, I'd say a bizarro merge of pure practicality and lateral thinking. That's bound to be useful at some point, surely.
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    Useless knowledge. Don't ask me how to cure Aids, but I know Starbucks opens a new store every 22 hours, or the reason the United States holds its general election on a Tuesday.
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      CommentAuthormrghosty
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    if they ever needed someone with expert and first hand knowledge of chronic masturbation, i'm their man :P
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      CommentAuthorViceroy
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    I'm good at starting really shitty White Chapel threads! Think that could get worked in there somewhere?
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    probably would get called for treating images and videos. oh and as miranda's sex pet, while we are wishfully thinking.
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    I appear ethnically ambiguous! This allows me to infiltrate social systems with great ease. Also, I'm really really good with dogs. Animals in general, but I tame wild dogs and then rub their bellies, while spouting top ten lists of things bearing little or no consequence. Also, I report old news as if it were new. That's quite a few things; maybe they'll call me in!
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    Hmm...

    Delving the sordid depths of the *chan world?

    Absorbing new information like a sponge and turning around to teach it to people?

    Doing the tech support for clueless computer users without trying to kill them?

    Eh, I don't know, not much to offer as a lowly tech support peon.
    • CommentAuthorkozmund
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    I'd go with some sort of system-breaking/crypto/stego thing but let's face it, there's better people in real life, much less in a fictional universe populated with spunky and/or surly experts.

    But man oh man, if there was ever a situation where some disgruntled kernel hacker/bacon afficionado/beer nerd with a soft spot for the writings of Matt Taibbi needed to be talked out of unleashing the ultimate malevolent super virus/whistling into a phone to launch some nukes/destroying every record of IMF/World Bank transactions, I'd be your man.

    A side note: The power of the internet is in assuring you that, no matter what you do well, there's someone out there that's better. In the bad old day, you could think you were the best damn goat-diddler in the world just because no one around could hold a candle to you. Now you can check out alt.goat.diddling or www.goat-diddler.com and find out how low on the totem pole you really are. I always took this to be part of the whole Global Frequency thing. It had nothing to do with people being good/excellent/superb at things. It has to do with the sort of specialization and expertise that can only exist in the best sorts of myths. Though I may or may not have been lead to that conclusion based on bathroom graffitti comparing Warren to Joseph Campbell. I'm hardly the best at figuring out where I get these ideas.
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      CommentAuthorAva Jarvis
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008 edited
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    Looking cute and sounding like a ditz.

    I look *young*. I'm told I sound like a shallow teenager these days (which I suppose is better than "adult from the 40s").

    But I can hack with the best of them. This always surprises people. I don't know why.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    Mixology, and the related ability to walk home, no matter what.
    • CommentAuthorDemarc
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    I'd fix their telephones, microwaves, and various other telecom equipment.
    You can talk about me, but you can't talk without me!
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      CommentAuthorChrisSick
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    I'd have to get into better shape but I think I could fill a role similar to the scary Russian with the cutlery obsession.

    Not the actual killing and dismemberment stuff- god no- but I know how to scare people and I like sharp, pointy, shiny things.

    A lot.
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    I keep weapons in my afro.
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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Signs seeing.
    I seem to notice things other people don't, or sometimes randomly add up tenuous links, which occasionally lead to the truth.

    ...however, most of the time it just makes me seem stupid or mad.
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      CommentAuthorJoeL
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008 edited
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    I can, more times than not, listen to an audio sample of a noise or melody, and tell you what it is.




    Not sure if that's useful enough to make me a field agent but it could probably land me a well paying gig in sample copyright infringement...
    • CommentAuthoreggzoomin
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Errr... I have almost perfect pitch?
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    Making Margaritas.

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