h a l f b a k e r y
Clearly this is a metaphor for something.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
Have you ever seen those big dogs the rescue people
stranded in alaska or a cold wintery environment.
They have a container around their neck what is life
saving " medicine"
This idea is based on that and I need to kick a habit/
addiction like smoking or drinking or whichever drug you
to struggle with.
The program goes like this
A team of dogs are organized each other container placed
around its neck( colar with a small drum)
The drums contain the material that you are addicted to.
Some drums are filled Some drums are not
some dogs are fast and some dogs are slow
The dogs are then set free in your town
Your Challenge is to try and Catch 1 To get your treat.
Catching dogs Or trying to catch dogs Can be exhausting
Experience is meant to deter your use of whatever
poison. Weather you succeed In kicking Your habit Or not
You will be in better shape Healthier more fit.provided you
don't get bitten or mauled to death
Takes me baaaaaaaaaaack [oscil8, Jun 01 2012]
||This is the most halfbaked idea ever.
||It's like there is a code in the randomly capitalized and missing letters and punctuation...
||If you mean the Saint Bernards with little casks of brandy
on their collars, that was done in the Swiss Alps, not in
Alaska. The dogs are trained to locate and, if possible,
dig out survivors of an avalanche; they no longer carry
brandy, since it is now known that the 'warmth' provided
by alchohol is an illusory sensation. Today, rescue dogs
frequently carry first aid kits, which are generally more
useful in an emergency than a few sips of liquor.
||As for this idea, you kind of lost me in the second
paragraph (and I use that word loosely); it sounds like a
very poorly-conceived detox program combined with a
reality-style game show. Somehow, I don't see how being
provided with more of the drug they are hooked on will
help addicts kick their habits, nor do I understand how
being "bitten or mauled to death" will accomplish same,
and I'm not sure how the weather factors into any of it.
||//they no longer carry brandy//
||Actually, they never did. It's a myth originating from
a painting by John Emms, in which he imaginatively
added the brandy barrel.
||The reason why this idea is kind of stupid is that if the dogs carried cocaine or heroin, or other expensive drugs that people are addicted to, they would just kill the dog to get the substance- and that wouldn't be very nice at all. I really want to give a bone...
||Woof, woof, go ahead and bone, xan. I will if you
||Go ahead, jump out of the troika - those are probably rescue dogs
||I dictated this idea from my phone. Speech to text
likes capital letters. Sorry no code.
Swiss Alps yes!
||The concept here is sound.
Please remember that someone would request this
service, it would be an at will method of quitting
smoking for example and getting into shape.
Dog Killers well I don't know how to address that but I
will think about it.
||It's a workout to try and catch a dog. The experience
of trying to do so can be quite exhausting. This
experience is intended to deliver a moment where the
addict can question the
logic of working so hard to feed their addiction.
||I had considered having the dogs wear mirrored suits
so that the person chasing after them could have a
glimpse of what they look like. Would the idea have
been more successful had I included this part?
||Next thought was you're chasing a dog that equals
exercise. Exercise is good for anyone especially
||I would also add that this form of dog occupation does
not exist, this is a new category. A category of work
that could mean all those doggies in the pound
scheduled to be put down for no other reason except
that no one wants them, these doggies could get an
extra shot at life.
||I say this idea deserves buns, many many buns!
Give the bones to the dogs.
||I see your point a little more clearly now, but I'm still not a
huge fan. Using it for nicotine addicts is a little more
sensible, as long as the smokers don't chase the dog until
their lungs collapse and their hearts explode.
||However, anyone who's spent enough time around dogs
knows that the best way to catch a dog is to put a couple
of strips of bacon in your pocket, then sit down somewhere
and completely ignore the dog.
||If i had the money and I were a smoker being able to
have my smokes delivered by a dog would impress
||OK [blissy] bone is done!
||[vfrak] What makes you think that catching dogs is that difficult? Like [Alter] says- bacon in your pocket, whatever, dogs are addicted to things, too!
||Yes, I would like the mirror idea! Use it in another idea, like the one where I need to lose some weight!
||The more you chase a dog, the more they will run away
from you, because it's fun. The instant you turn your back
on them, they start to wonder why you won't play
||If witholding affection for a few minutes doesn't have a
dog climbing into your lap, bacon or peanut butter will.
Every now and then we get a call from people whose dog
has gotten loose and won't come to them because they
think it's a great game, or somebody who is trying to catch
a stray dog to return it to the owners, and that's the
advice we give them. I once resorted to extreme measures
while trying to capture somebody's escaped husky: I
flopped around moaning and clutching my leg. Instant
face-licking; gotcha! Dogs are very compassionate, even
the independent breeds.
||So, the first time your nicotine addict runs out of breath
and collapses into a wheezing heap on the ground, the dog
will come over to see what's wrong. Then the jig is up.