Monday, September 14, 2009

Dandelion Liars

"Your superpower is that you smell like dandelions whenever someone lies.  How will you maintain your secret identity?"

Assuming proximity to the liar is not a factor, there is probably always someone telling a lie and thusly, I will always smell like dandelions. Immediately the superpower is demoted to an olfactory oddity.

I won't even need a secret identity. I'll just open a dandelion shop to use as an excuse. Someone will ask, "Hey, why does that guy always smell like dandelions?" And someone will explain, "Oh, that's Millard Francis. He runs the dandelion store."

 Also, my name will be Millard Francis.


  1. Question: If you smell like dandelions all the time, you won't even smell it anymore. So, once you are no longer aware of your own scent, wouldn't that make it not a superpower for you but for those in the know? (I wanted very badly to make a "nose" pun there, but refrained)

  2. He knows. He knows. He knows it in the nose.
    He gets a lot of yesses but just as many no's.

    [if the Beastie Boys had commented]