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    setting up last minute house shows? or de-crypting puzzles related to obscure hardcore records? yeah, i would be reeeeeeal handy.
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      CommentAuthorzarhooie
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    My super skill is parallel parking. I can park any vehicle into any space that is physically able to contain it without wrecking the surrounding vehicles.

    I have other super skills too, but those are better left to the imagination, I think.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    bulletproof hair, doodling and procrastination.
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    I have other super skills too, but those are better left to the imagination, I think.


    yes. this is also true, but i dont think the frequency would need my particular skills...unless there was a straaaaaange interrogation going on.
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      CommentAuthorzarhooie
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    yes. this is also true, but i dont think the frequency would need my particular skills...unless there was a straaaaaange interrogation going on.


    Hey, you never know. That particular skill set comes in rather handy sometimes.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Hmmm. I'm a rocket scientist in a very limited fashion.
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    I'd be aleph for the tech world
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    Hmmm. . . my scintillating anthropological analyses of international institutions? Deconstruction of hegemonic power structures within densely bureaucratized organizations? Ability to infiltrate gaming groups and speak their lingo? Knack for getting insane Star Trek fans to tell me their life stories? My talent for fusing Irish, Scottish, Catalan, and Mexican cuisines? My capacity for tolerating peaty whiskeys that make most other humans gag? So many possibilities. . . :-).
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    I'd only be any good of the baddie on the loose was Roger Corman. In which case, I might know some of his moves.


    Aside from that, my life pretty much amounts to one steaming pile of not-saving-the-world.
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      CommentAuthorCOMTE
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    I can belch on-cue, and I'm pretty good with dialects - not identifying them, but reproducing them. So, I guess if Miranda Zero ever got bored and wanted to place some prank phone calls, I'd be her go-to guy.

    An interesting alternate thread to this one might be to try to identify all 1,000 GF specialties. I figure the first 100 or so should be pretty easy: medicine, forensics, psychology, armaments, communications, et al. But, when you get into about the 700's or so, things have got to start getting pretty esoteric.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    If they ever need a dozen projects started and left to percolate for upwards of years, I'm their go to guy.
    Or if they need someone to be completely oblivious to any flirtatious advance less subtle than a full-body dry hump.
    Or if they need someone choked out. Not beaten up in a fight or anything, just rendered unconscious. Bushwhacked, you might say.
    ... Hey, it's a living.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Aside from that, my life pretty much amounts to one steaming pile of not-saving-the-world.


    Word. Unless saving the world involves a tablesaw, I'm out.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
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    Unless saving the world involves a tablesaw, I'm out.

    Shit, how could it not?
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
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    HaHA! I'll put it on a dolly, plop a generator underneath it and use it as a two-by-four cannon! Now if only the bad guys would stop moving so quickly.
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    Pretending to be a lawyer. Could help with the whole blackmailing-the-G* bit. Or, just, bugger, sue the super-villains to death.
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      CommentAuthorBenjamin
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
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    "Morning Benjamin, you're on the Global Frequency."

    "Oh shit."

    "We've got a situation in Hertfordshire. We need you to distract a bother of chavs who have delayed my train into London."

    "Is that really an international emergency?"

    "You spilt your drink on me a bar once. Did you think you got that super-science phone because you had any useful skills? No chance - you're on the Frequency so I can see you being beaten and impregnated by chinless yobs in shell suits to relieve the boredom of a trip into London. Now get to the train tracks before I set your family on fire."

    "Oh God."
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    where in herts are you??
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      CommentAuthorBenjamin
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
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    I work in the sunny metropolis of Stevenage.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Benjamin has had the best post by far.


    I actually have a few really obscure skills that would be useful in fiction not so much in real life.
    I have been obsessed with primitive weapons for years. I make my living importing and making knives.
    I specialize in fighting and survival knives and murder weapons. I have a collection of weapons they still
    let you take on planes since 9/11. I am an avid bowhunter and have all the kit. Not as good a shot as Oswald
    but much better than the DC snipers. I have a great rep with all the other knife nuts all over the world.
    I also spend a lot of time in the Bush riding my quad ,hunting etc. Before I cleaned up and became a respectable merchant of
    death I ran a crew since I was about 16 and spent about 10 years living on the streets of Vancouver.
    I am a good sk8er and motorcyclist. I can pick locks and because i am a knifemaker with my own shop I can make my own locksmith tools.
    I was at the logging protest at Clayquout sound and took the nonviolent protest course greenpeace teaches.
    I am an excellent jailhouse lawyer. It only works in Saskatchewan but I figured a way so that no matter how many times you get caught
    shoplifting all they can do is find you guilty but no fine or punishment of any kind.

    I could probably get a good sized group of hunters ,gun collectors ,quad racers, ex military etc in a few hours.
    The kind of people who are hoping for a global apocalypse and would be disappointed if it did not happen.

    The scary thing would be what could be so bad that the the Global frequency needs something like that?
    • CommentAuthorInexperto
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
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    I can memorise chord sequences and rhythms and provide a reasonable accompaniment on cello or bass (and provide a slightly more haphazard accompaniment on guitar) after hearing them twice. For some reason, I can also recite the lyrics that the bald bloke from Aqua yells in all of their singles...

    So should the fate of the planet depend on someone being able to provide musical back-up at very short notice, I'm your man.

    (Should the fate of the world depend on songs by Aqua, we've probably passed some kind of low-culture event horizon and we should all just sit back and wait for the sweet release of death)

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