Seems like it would be pretty cheap to do. And this is yet another reason you can’t use Marvel superheroes for anything. Who wants to get turned into a spider or end up looking like The Thing? Nobody, that’s who.
DC Rules. And I hope that this idea catches on. I also wonder why Brazil doesn’t have its own superheroes. Isn’t anyone interested in “Soccer Man” or “Carnival-lo”? They seem like they’d be fun. Eh, I guess they can just stick with Batman. He rules no matter what country he’s in. Now watch the video. It’s a good idea.
I think I am jaded. No, scratch that, I know I am jaded. I kept waiting for some joke or the proverbial left turn.
This is an absolutely wonderful idea and it can only help those poor kids who are afflicted with the big C. Good find, Acadia!
This is such a good idea. I bet there’s some regulation against it in the States.
But Brazil does have its own superhero… Gisele Bündchen. 🙂
And I think this is a great idea! Some kids would totally eat that up! But some kids’ bullshit detectors go off at a pretty low level. For example, years ago, my kids’ first dentist started telling them all about “cavity monsters” and “foam fighters” at their first dental appointment, and one of my sons looked at her like she was a moron and said, “I thought tooth decay was caused by bacteria.” When kids suspect that you are not being honest with them, it can shake their confidence and make them wonder what you’re hiding from them. Some kids would take the superformula thing at face value. Others would need to be told, “This is a story that illustrates the power of the medicine we are giving you, and even though you know it’s just a story, it can help you picture how it works and how it will help you. Plus, it’s cool.”
But doctors are smart, and I imagine they already know how to tell the difference between the kids who, no matter what their age, believe in Santa, the kids who don’t believe in Santa but play along, and the ones that feel uncomfortable when you try to fool them into believing that a fat man and his flying reindeer deliver presents to every child in the world (except the Jewish ones) every Christmas Eve.
I think the “Plus it’s cool” would have worked for me. Only problem would be I’d be thinking maybe Batman’s formula worked better than the Green Lantern.