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The idea is simple: invite a number of
world leaders and other notables to
a one minute segment of their resting
heart beat, together with the rhythmic
sound of them breathing in and out.
The jukebox itself would feature a
convincing set of heart and lungs sitting
jar, that would pulsate, inflate and
deflate in sync with each heart beat and
Make sure that there is broad spectrum
humanity represented: from the great
the good to the destitute and the
dastardly; from presidents to terrorists;
the saintly and the psychopath.
Let all be carefully recorded and lodged
the Cardiac Jukebox. Pop in a coin and
watch as the jukebox makes a random
selection for you, displays their
photograph togther with a brief resumé
of their life to date.
Sit back as your ears are filled with the
subtle beating of a famous heart, and the
sound of breathing, just as you would
hear it if your ear was pressed against
"Can You Hear My Heart Beat Now?... Good!"
Or, maybe you could make it a dial-up subscription service, somewhat similar to the heart monitoring system used remotely by doctors as described in this article. It would be your "personal" jukebox, and the other bar patrons would not be unnecessarily distracted from their banter and libations by your selections. After all, just because it has a beat doesn't mean you can dance to it. [jurist, Oct 22 2006, last modified Oct 23 2006]
||It's not really about medical matters.