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"Bun is such a sad word, is it not?" -- Watt, "Waiting for Godot"
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As you ascend the stepladder and crawl down into the metallic cylinder you begin to doubt the wisdom of testing your latest invention under such conditions, but you need all the press you can get if you are going to hold on to the few investors you have left.
Slithering through the portal to an inner
sphere, suspended within the center of an inflated sphere held stationary within the center of the large layered cylinder, spins you widdershins as it slides almost frictionless on its lubricated membrane.
You know that you'll be glad for its weighted gimbal action soon enough.
The ladder is pulled away and you can hear the echoes of shutters clicking down into your private well, seemingly keeping time with your staccato heartbeat.
Today, Machu Picchu, ...next week...Egypt.
You begin rocking your weight causing the giant slinky to begin toppling foward.
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 21 2008]
a bit like this, then...
... but with more spinning, and less control? [pertinax, Jun 22 2008]
||I hear the sightseers used to just slide down the pyramids when they were still covered with white limestone, before the arabs stole it all. This would be a great way to one up the tourists of yore. [+]
||Oh, I'd get stuck after two steps.
||Here I thought that this was original [pertinax] but I see that I voted on Slinkynastics so it must have been tickling my subconcious since reading your idea.
||So nothing to do with a mouth guard paci that you chew on