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John Mara

Or you could be The Shadow and have the "mysterious power to cloud men's minds." Lamont Cranston wasn't really invisible. People just couldn't see him.

The radio show would sometimes play with overthinking it. There is an episode where the room was filling with gas. If the Shadow passed out people would see him.

Mark Heath

I thought Memoirs of an Invisible Man (book, not the movie) did a good job of overthinking the concept; especially the conspicuous trouble of digestion. But I can't remember if blindness was addressed.


Parents of *all* children should talk to them about acting on others without their consent. Same as if he had kissed a girl without consent.

Mike Peterson

Exultation in victory has its own rules. But, as Elliot notes, what is an accepted sign of innocent, nonsexual joy and friendship in Europe isn't seen that way in a more uptight US.

Ed Rush

Your comments on the Invisible Man bring to mind Larry Niven's 1969 essay on Superman, "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex." I consider it an interesting thought experiment, not overthinking.

Mary in Ohio

"Basic civics, folks. We learned it in the eighth grade."

Well, no, you were TAUGHT it in eighth grade. Not everyone LEARNED it.

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