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Everyone wears full body leotards, diapers, and filter masks and
then lies is a great big pile, or any other creative configuration
can imagine, for a really long time. Overt lasciviousness and
violence is banned and all ages and species are welcomed.
This could be augmented with body
padding on the appendages
and torso that prevents violence or penetration of any kind.
Suits could be all one color, with striped referees.
Probably also no sound should be allowed, so maybe play loud
drowning-out music. Maybe also no light so that this is only a
tactile experience. Infrared film could record the event and play
back for analysis or entertainment.
[JesusHChrist, Mar 28 2013]
||This sounds similar to a rush hour subway ride in my city.
||As described, this idea does not constitute pornography.
Also, I'm reasonably certain it already exists.
||I'm worried about some *species* in a leotard...
||//I'm reasonably certain it already exists.// I'm VERY certain it exists. Uh...
||Actually, just thought about it, suits should not be all one
color, they should be two different colors, maybe with a
slightly lower percentage of one color than the other. No
wait, make the suits as anonymous as possible and then
video lots of experiments with different colors and
different percentages of one against the other, and then
get statistics, and write augmentative software based on
the statistics. No wait, also you could try three colors. Yes
that's it, three colors, anonymous suits and lots of
experiments. And video. And statistics. And referees.
And music. In a big pillow room. Yes and three colors of
pillows. And different sized rooms. And vary the number
of pillows. Anonymous suits. People. Room. Colors.
Music. Audio-Video. Statistics. Nerds writing software to
augment behaviors based on statistics. Oh and food pills.
Ok no wait the pillows are instead food pills of different
colors and sizes but the same dog-food-like nutritive
quality. And poop too, there is some way of anonymizing
and measuring the poop. And growing the food. And
building the room. And propulsing and steering the room
through space. Based on the statistics.
||How many bongs do you own?
||Wow what a coincidence [Alterother] I was just about to,
between bong hits, write a response to your
comment/question about pornography above, which is,
response), that, with the addition of the video piece
recording the behavior, and the intelligence piece
the behavior, it sort of does constitute pornography, in that
it would be driving the development of the Internet, and in
that it would quickly become a space in which there would
be competition to morally distribute the energy as well as
to a-morally preserve the "freedom" of the space so that it
could regenerate itself adaptively in its environment, ---
when, instead of actually responding, I decided to take
another bong hit, from a different bong, no less. Yes, I
have a large collection, or, in other words, 52. 52 bongs
would have been a shorter way of answering that question.
And a facetious one.
No but seriously, I don't own any bongs at the moment, I
actually have to go through drug testing as part of my
work, which is kind of invasive and distressing, especially
since I work with and count myself as one of a group of
persons with disabilities, for whom, I think I could make a
good argument that, the free and distributed regeneration
of consciousness would be not only a fundamental right and
exclusive privilege, but also the defining characteristic. So
I gamingly appreciate the lightness and pith of your vaguely
related communication, and wish I could just answer
something simple but I don't have a simple answer because
I can't get my own head around the meaning of things like
ownership, or of the relationship between plants and
animals as mediated by technology like "bongs". I wish I
had A bong right now much less lots of them.
||It was a rhetorical question, but you have my sympathies
all the same.
||I especially appreciate the openness of this hb
annotation space - and the commentary space in
facebook, where the purpose and the
rhetoricalness or not of questions and comments
is being defined pretty much like everything else
in the world but just more so, by its use. I also
appreciate the opportunity to explore in detail my
own reaction to pith, especially since humor is the
pornography or maybe the sexuality of language,
and you dont get the chance very much in real life
since it is so synchronous. (As an aside I wonder
whether the blog format of having most recent
annotations displayed first next to an idea would
work. I also wonder whether the standard of
displaying one annotation directly after another
could be played around with, so maybe
annotations could show up at random places
around the screen.) And I appreciate the energy
of sympathy although if my having your sympathies
was transactional and not rhetorical then I will
have to respectfully decline. Sympathy usually
occurs to me like a barbed-wire-anal-lance covered
in bunny fur, from the disability perspective. It is
what supports the non-profit world and why you
can have guys like the dude in california who just
got shot who spent all of his energy helping
Romanian orphans but then gets shot in the head
by his angry neighbor. Sympathy is usually a
transactional cover for, "buy into my being better
off than you, because you have a disability" which
is not necessarily a wrong think to think, but just
misses the point which is that the word disability
is not probably the best way to define the
experience of having had to learn to change in
order to survive. So while I usually welcome the
display of sympathy in the real world, because it
gives away that someone has a liberal complex and
probably an accompanying set of vulnerabilities -
and I need help in the transactional real world so I
have a habbit of looking for any crutch I can get
my hands on, I wouldn't want to make that same
mistake, and wouldn't want to disrespect the
unique potential provided by the asynchronous
space provided by the halfbakery.
||Insightful point. I assure you my sympathy is genuine and
||// humor is ... the sexuality of language //
||Now this is a _very_ interesting statement. If we step
beyond the kneejerk response that lingual sexuality is the
sexuality of language, the paralells that can be drawn
between the socio-political treatment of both humor and
sexuality are startling.