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Posted (having appeared in a previous
incarnation as an annotation) at Zeno's
suggestion. So blame Zeno.
I suggest that pairs of socks be linked by a
fluffy rope, in the same manner as
children's mittens. The rope goes up one
trouser leg and down the other.
1) never suffer
from "orphan sock"
2) potential autoerotic effects if you walk
3) new potential for laundry industry
(special laundry conditioner to prevent
tangling of sock-strings; special sock-
string cleaners for those "difficult"
1) Putting trousers on before socks is a
2) Skirts pose a problem
3) inside leg measurement needed when
I still blame Zeno.
Maybe why the votes are so-so
Worldgineer's anno Jan 30 2004 [FarmerJohn, Feb 27 2005, last modified Mar 01 2005]
A cousin idea
[robinism, Feb 28 2005]
||See, Zeno? The silent majority has
spoken :-( I am fish-bound, alas.
||This would be most problematic for the rockstars in tight trousers...
||A woolly condom in the middle (in Swedish: "mitten") would be comfy.
||I'd avoid any kind of deliberate
entanglement in that area. A sudden
leg extension (as when leaping tall
buildings in single bounds, etc) could
have catastrophic effects. However, we
could probably arrange faux-fur
covered string for more adventurous
||Have a bun for the sheer halfbaked idiocy of this idea. I knew the connected mittens as "Idiot Mittens" which would make these "Idiot Socks".
||Bun appreciated, Wagster :-) . From the
voting so far, it's obvious that only 50%
of halfbakers suffer from orphan-sock
||I now buy only black socks as I am incapable of keeping anything more interesting in pairs. If you look closely you will notice that my black socks usually don't match either.
||It is, in fact, bad luck to wear matching
socks. However, nobody said that the
socks on either end of the cord have to
||My mother used to force me to wear idiot mittens when I was feral growing up in Canada.
||Heh, you learn something every day.[-] for making me remember[+] for //autoerotic//
||I bunned this idea. I'm not sure why. I...I think I...um, *like* this idea.
||It's nothing to be ashamed of, Mach.
who likes this idea should go with their
feeling. Everyone else can come up
with a reason why.
||When you pull on one idiot mitton the kid will smack himself in the face.