From the Game's Introduction:
Useless! is an action/comedy role-playing game about extraordinary people in ordinary situations. Players take on the roles of heroes from comic books, movies, sci-fi novels, epic poetry, or possibly even some of the heroes of "real" life. They then make use of the awesome powers that these beings possess to perform perfectly ordinary, everyday chores like driving to WalMart to get diapers for your Aunt, harvesting clams on the Jersey shore, competing in a high school track meet, or stealing a live Komodo Dragon from the London Zoo.