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"SUPERHERO" VIGILANTE - IN REAL LIFE!!
« on: October 05, 2010, 07:02:39 pm »
http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/104252724.html

          When the two main loves in your life are helping people and reading comic books, the call is loud and clear: Become a superhero.

He calls himself the Watchman. He won't give his real name.

His identity is obscured by a bright red mask that covers half his goateed face. He wears black boots, black pants, black leather gloves and a black trench coat, but there's a large yellow circle on the chest of his black hooded sweatshirt, with a big W.

"I'm what people refer to as a real-life superhero," he says.

By night, on weekends, he patrols Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, looking for injustice and evildoers. By day? That's a mystery.

"While most reactions to what I do are positive, there are a few negative responses," he explains, adding that the disguise protects his family - a wife and two young sons - from any of that. "I'm the one who decided to do this, not them," he says. "They should not have to suffer for it."

For him, it's not about fulfilling a childhood fantasy, or getting the attention of late-night bar patrons.

"Somebody needs to do something," explains the Watchman, who contemplated becoming a police officer before donning his mask.
"a good fight justifies any cause"

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 07:10:29 pm »
omg omg omg this is the best news I've heard all month

these are STRANGE TIMES, no? I mean this is precisely what I mean when I talk about how the information age is facilitating the creation of some BIZARRE identities. This guy is the first one, but there will be more. GODDESS ERIS I pray to thee that there will be more...!

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 07:22:39 pm »
I am a little curious as to how the wife and kids really feel about Daddy wandering off at night to fight crime.  Can Watchman leap a team of Divorce lawyers in a single bound? 
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 07:23:46 pm »
That guy is RAD

I am all for vigilanteism. If this catches on, I'm totally going to become a vigilante and start putting the hurt to people. People I don't like, such as corporations with terrible customer service.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 07:58:54 pm »
I keep hearing news about vigilantes

This is another one I've heard of.  I don't know if this is him or not, I heard of it elsewhere

http://www.myspace.com/thanatos2008ms

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 07:59:11 pm »
So he is neighborhood watch in a costume?

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 08:06:12 pm »
Whatever, it is rad to dress up like a freak and scare hoodlums.

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 08:11:29 pm »
Whatever, it is rad to dress up like a freak and scare hoodlums.

Until you freak out the wrong drugged up guy and get shanked.

I mean it's cool that him and some other guys are going out and patrolling their neighborhoods and other areas. I just don't see how is he is a vigilante unless he is laying down some beatings on purse snatchers with his flashlight.

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 08:13:36 pm »
You just don't understand.  You can shank a man, but you can't shank an idea.

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 08:17:48 pm »
You just don't understand.  You can shank a man, but you can't shank an idea.
If you shank everyone who has the idea and then shank the books that hold the idea then you can indeed shank an idea.

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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2010, 08:19:30 pm »
What kind of ruffians have you been up against?  You poor bastard.

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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 08:20:47 pm »
What kind of ruffians have you been up against?  You poor bastard.

I am a horrible person.

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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 08:26:13 pm »
Oh, YOU'RE the one doing this?

Sympathy = RESCINDED

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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 08:27:37 pm »
You just don't understand.  You can shank a man, but you can't shank an idea.

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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2010, 08:34:49 pm »
Oh, YOU'RE the one doing this?

Sympathy = RESCINDED

Oh no, I just happen know what kind of lengths that needed to go to to destroy an idea, or kill off a people. Just wanted to point out that ideas can be killed.