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Massive Inflatable Ego

For intimidation
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Now available from BorgCo, a huge, inflatable brain-shaped balloon, printed to look like the convolutions of the cerebrum, with EGO printed in big, black letters on the front, and a dimple moulded into the underside so that the wearer's head fits in. A chinstrap is attached to hold the assembly in place.

Intended to be worn during flame wars, online shouting matches, or when trolling.

The DeLuxe version has battery-powered lighting effects installed, giving the appearance of a huge, buzzing, flashing brain in rapid operation.

Please check your size before ordering: S, M, L, Xl, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL and [UnaBubba]/[21Quest].

Warning: this product may cause the wearer to get stuck in doorways if used correctly.

8th of 7, Oct 18 2009

e-Dueling - not Trolling e-Dueling_2c_20not_20Trolling
Inspirational [8th of 7, Oct 18 2009]

Massive Inflatable Dog Massive_20Inflatable_20Dog
Depressing [8th of 7, Oct 18 2009]

What you might look like http://irishgothich...ISLAND_EARTH-13.jpg
(it's one of the mutants from the excellent "This Island Earth") [xenzag, Oct 18 2009]

Bryan Ferry - This Island Earth http://www.last.fm/..._/This+Island+Earth
Track 10 of "The Bride Stripped Bare". This is one of my favourites these days. [Ian Tindale, Oct 18 2009]

Gravity defying ego. http://picdit.files...008/08/balloon2.png
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 18 2009]

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       "Wow, what a super ego you've got."
"Actually, it's the model above that - an ultra ego."
"That's nothing, - I've got the new mega ego."
Ian Tindale, Oct 18 2009
  

       that's nothing, I'm wearing the "Simon Cowell" in a pretty pink and silver...
po, Oct 18 2009
  

       I think it should have a flexible rubber skin, and a handy pump attachment, so you can inflate it a little more when you post a particularly withering put-down of some internet troll scum. [+]
pocmloc, Oct 18 2009
  

       Very Paris Hiltonish, but then she would be far too shy to wear it.
blissmiss, Oct 18 2009
  

       Yes - completely unsuitable for shy, self-effacing types like Madonna, Britney Spears, and Hilary Clinton.....
8th of 7, Oct 18 2009
  

       My ego is fairly small. But it's better than everyone else's.
wagster, Oct 18 2009
  

       Does anyone need that? Should we encourage huge egos? I would probably stick a pin in every one I saw.   

       Still, It will be good to scare people, and work as a warning flag. + just because it would be funny to see people in them.
Rmac, Oct 18 2009
  

       //I'll take two// one for each end ?
FlyingToaster, Oct 18 2009
  

       Can you send attachments that big?
Ian Tindale, Oct 19 2009
  

       One hacky way is to open it from inside Photoshop manually by selecting it as Photoshop Raw (assuming that opening it directly from inside Photoshop's open dialogue box as a tiff didn't work). Then you'll need to know the X and Y pixel dimensions. And the interleave scheme, the channels, the depth and how big the tag header in the tiff was. You'll be there all day before you get something that isn't a scrambled raster of apparent grey noise.   

       Don't waste time on a file with an invalid EOF - you'll be lucky to get it back together properly. Tiff files (tag image file format) can be in one of several interleaving schemes, such as one big RGBRGBRGB field, or planar: RRR.. GGG.. BBB.. in separate fields. In the case of the former, the misplaced EOF will cause the raster to miscount on all colour channels, in the latter, just the latter channel might be trashed. If it's compressed, then worse - very little chance I'd say. TIFF these days can use Jpeg compression (usually lossy) or LZW (always 100% lossless) and the patent has run out on LZW so there's more support for that than there ever was - it's a good compression scheme - I'd always recommend that to keep the file smaller and yet open back to the exact file you started with.   

       Best go back to the source and get it again, in my opinion (and as a risk management choice that'll make sense later down the road).
Ian Tindale, Oct 19 2009
  

       Oh by the way, byte 2-3 of a tiff is always 42:   

       "An arbitrary but carefully chosen number (42) that further identifies the file as a TIFF file."
Ian Tindale, Oct 19 2009
  

       Oh, and by the way of by the way, the Adobe DNG format (digital negative) popular in digital photography is actually an advanced highly specialised derivative (or evolution?) of TIFF.
Ian Tindale, Oct 19 2009
  

       Note to purchasers: [Ian Tindale] sized inflatable egos require the recipient to have mechanical handling equipment available, due to their mass and bulk, even in the deflated state. Please ensure you have stacker truck, crane, and facilities to store a crate 3m x 3m x 3m.   

       (Nice link, [2fries]. Exactly right - now all it needs is the chinstrap and the flashing lights.]
8th of 7, Oct 19 2009
  

       2 fries, what a link. Very cool.
blissmiss, Oct 19 2009
  
      
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