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Anti-inhibition Force

May not apply in non-UK countries.
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This strange and mysterious force operate in wierd and wonderful ways...

Basically, most of the UK is an inhibited place to live, where if you try and strike up a conversation with anyone whom you do not know you are instantly labeled as 'mad', 'drunk' or 'mad and drunk'. This must change.

The Anti-inhibition Force remedy this by going around and doing random things, such as: singing in the street, giving people tic-tacs on buses, organising sing-songs on the tube, etc. (Note: I am NOT starting a list here, so do not treat it as such).

At first, the Anti-inhibition Force will be despised and treated to strange looks. Soon however they will become part of the background, and then their powers will start to work.

Mwahahahaha!

dbmag9, Sep 21 2005

The good-will cult http://www.join-me.co.uk/
A random good deed atleast every friday. [fridge duck, Sep 22 2005]

Lets keep the Status Quo... http://www.statusqu.../images/cov1_01.jpg
Why? Are they to be the new AIF? [Jinbish, Sep 26 2005]

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       This would be terrible, the people of Britain would no longer have any reason to drink. I say keep the status quo, but let's bring on the AIF anyway, so people can have something extra to talkabout in the pub.
zen_tom, Sep 21 2005
  

       And I was about to say that it was baked with beer. You caught me there.
hidden truths, Sep 21 2005
  

       [where if you try and strike up a conversation with anyone whom you do not know you are instantly labeled as 'mad']   

       That would clash with my two weeks of pub experience in London in 1999. I spent many an evening translating what they call english over there. It was great fun.
normzone, Sep 21 2005
  

       I find that disasters are very good icebreakers. The only time I was in London was right after a hurricane had smashed it, and everyone was quite chatty. (May not apply in non-UK countries.)
ldischler, Sep 21 2005
  

       The one where they speak English, of course.
ldischler, Sep 21 2005
  

       The Anti-inhibition force would be subtler than creating disasters for people to chat about, but I suppose they might have to resort to that if everyone stopped talking.   

       Alcohol would be a major part of their arsenal (along with poetry, tic-tacs and spotted cushions).
dbmag9, Sep 22 2005
  

       Baked in the form of the karma army, see link.
fridge duck, Sep 22 2005
  

       Sign me up!   

       I've never been to England, my American accent will make the inhabitants of the UK look at me stramge anyway, and I already say hello to complete and total strangers randomly, an hold open the doors for people at restuarants.   

       //May not apply in non-UK countries//   

       Just how many UK countries are there....
DesertFox, Sep 22 2005
  

       Three countries and one province, I think. Plus a bunch of territories.
ldischler, Sep 22 2005
  

       hidden truths- I live near a New London but I doubt it resembles anything like the original. If its considered an improvement then I think I would wish to never enter the real London   

       I'm curious but what three countries? I honestly don't know much about the taxonomy of the UK government. Are you refering to Scotland, England, and Wales?- but isn't N. Ireland considered a part of that? And whats the deal with Canada? I thought they were on their own but the queen is still on the coins. I suppose this is an open string of questions to everyone.   

       As for the Anti-I Force, it seems to resemble something like Trigger Happy TV, but less non-sensical.   

       Theres a London, Kentucky I think... I know its in the south US somewhere
Seolyk, Sep 23 2005
  

       I have read that London Underground are now employing a chap dressed as a quinticential city gent i.e attired in a pin striped suit replete with bowler and brolly to act as a one man AIF on the tube by doffing said hat to all and sundry and giving up his seat to Ladies and chelsea pensioners.   

       The rational it is said is to get people to inteact more so that agent provocateurs have a more difficult time
rambling_sid, Sep 23 2005
  

       I had no idea Patrick Macnee had been laid so low.
jurist, Sep 23 2005
  

       //The Anti-inhibition Force remedy this by going around and doing random things, such as: singing in the street, giving people tic-tacs on buses, organising sing-songs on the tube, etc// Sounds a great deal like the Hare Krishnas camped at any major transportation hub. Is that really what you had in mind?
jurist, Sep 23 2005
  

       Can I start a chapter for Americans? we have the same problem, especially when people think your foreign. although they assume your trying to steal or con them (either way). Stupid isolationism...
Seolyk, Sep 23 2005
  

       I know already about Join Me and its Karma Army. Danny Wallace also started a country. However, the Anti-inhibition force would not necessarily do good deeds, just anti-inhibition-inducing ones. For example, a member might decide to punch someone on the bus so that all the other comuters would gang up against him, and start talking to each other. However, that is an extreeme case. Yes, you have permision to set up a US Anti-inhibition force, although you would probably have to remove three e's, add 22 apostrophes, 3 hyphens and an asterisk for it to be *co-msid'red* a* n-'O'K' cppeleeng.
dbmag9, Sep 23 2005
  

       22 apostrophes you say... <sarcasm>*becomes frightened* correct spelling scary... Es? what are Es? Me American, me can no spell. </sarcasm>   

       daunting, but no problem   

       PS: all above material was meant in good humour
Seolyk, Sep 23 2005
  

       //I had no idea Patrick Macnee had been laid so low.//
Now that is funny!
May I just say that whilst I regularly offer my seat to others on the tube I have never seen a Chelsea pensioner on the Underground.
gnomethang, Sep 24 2005
  

       It's effect might be the opposite of the one intended. I Like my personal space. If i had to worry about dreaded AIF I might start to carry a gun.   

       May I suggest people who look unpleasant but who turn out to be very pleasant. Maybe i homeless bum who smells like roses. or an insane looking man who suddenly seems like a nice guy when he answers his cell phone and talks about his helping children program at the school. It would make people question their prejudices and start to view the world as a better place.
RBStimers, Sep 25 2005
  

       //Maybe i homeless bum who smells like roses. or an insane looking man who suddenly seems like a nice guy when he answers his cell phone //
sp: a
Your prejudices, not mine!
gnomethang, Sep 25 2005
  

       //The Anti-inhibition Force remedy this by going around and doing random things, such as: singing in the street, giving people tic-tacs on buses, organising sing-songs on the tube //   

       We tried this at work (kids tv..) - we sent out a smiley man with a CD player to sing nursery rhymes on buses. We got about half the bus singing along, and most of the other half grinning and TALKING. Although we also possibly ruined some lemonfaced-people's days.
toosqueaky, Sep 26 2005
  

       I dunno. This whole thing really sounds like any given group of street performers.
DrCurry, Sep 27 2005
  

       why don't u just convince the guardians from buckingham to say something every once in a while ?
sweet, Sep 27 2005
  
      
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