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De Selby's Great Pinata looks and behaves like any other
pinata - ie you hang it up, then bash it with a stick until
it bursts open. (this is usually done blindfolded so that
you have to swing the stick around like a fool for a while
De Selby's Great Pinata Nightmare has one big difference
- when it bursts, instead of a pile of sweets being
released, ten more smaller pinatas descend on strings
from its interior and hang below it, waiting to be struck
with a smaller instrument, like a toffee hammer.
Each smaller Pinata contains another ten even smaller
replicas, as the Great Pinata Nightmare begins to fully
reveal itself. The subsequent instruments of destruction
must also shrink down in proportion to the point where
instead of impacts, tiny crushing tweezers are required
to destroy the now thousands of pinatas, and these
become only visible through powerful magnifying glasses.
The legendary De Selby smiles contentedly.
the ultimate genius [xenzag, Dec 14 2019]
||Seeing as how these things are not solid, but hollow folded structures, I don't see why the contained ones need to be smaller than the containing one. The could be folded or compressed, so that when the outer one is burst, the inner ones spring into shape.
||Nice, [poc]. The obvious approach is to fold the sub-elements in more than five dimensions, thus there is no limit to the recursion that can be achieved.
||Matryoshka piñatas ? Russian-Hispanic crossover, very "fusion" ...
||That would be The Tardis variation, but even then,
each subsequent opening will exponentially release
smaller versions of the original and these will
require individual interventions to get access to
||Whilst applauding the idea, I cannot help but wonder what
inspired a person to invent the Pinata in the first place.
||"Hey, José mi amigo, what can we invent that would be a fun
way for los ninos to enjoy at a birthday party?"
||"Well, Hernandez, how about we let them beat a donkey to
death with sticks as it hangs from the ceiling?"
||Well, it works for the adults - why not for the kids, too ? After all, if you get a buzz from sticking spikes in bulls, throwing goats off towers, working beasts of burden to death, and sexual congress with domestic and domesticated animals, it's the obvious step.