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Milligram

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A sort of singing - or speaking - telegram, where a scruffy, disheveled and and rather manic (but utterly brilliant) comedian comes to your door and delivers the message in the form of nonsense verse, comedic prose, or by means of an improvised jazz trumpet solo.

This idea may indeed already exist somewhere, but despite extensive use of filters and search engines it has so far been impossible to identify.

8th of 7, Dec 17 2020

Spike Milligan https://en.wikipedi...wiki/Spike_Milligan
A genius [8th of 7, Dec 17 2020]

Singing telegram https://en.wikipedi...ki/Singing_telegram
Widely known to exist. [8th of 7, Dec 17 2020]

Eccles https://en.wikipedi.../Eccles_(character)
Truly surreal [8th of 7, Dec 17 2020]

Stanley Milgram's Famous Experiment https://www.youtube...Us&feature=emb_logo
[zen_tom, Dec 17 2020]

Don't forget Milgrim ... https://en.wikipedi.../wiki/Spook_Country
[normzone, Jan 10 2021]

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       "I must go down to the sea again,
To the lonely sea and the sky.
I left my vest and socks there;
I wonder if they're dry?"
hippo, Dec 17 2020
  

       // any decent impersonators on file? //   

       We tried using a replicator to produce one, but ended up with a two metre tall mouth-breathing idiot dressed as a boy scout ... not the desired outcome.   

       Producing one by other means does not seem to be possible, as apparently you can't get the wood, you know.
8th of 7, Dec 17 2020
  

       // Does your talent agency have any decent impersonators on file?// 8th himself does a fine impersonation of an opera singing cockroach. It's an impressive spectacle, witnessing a powerful aria being emitted from within the confines of a Roach Motel. [yea to a Spike visit any day or night] +
xenzag, Dec 17 2020
  

       A Milgram by contrast, is a telegram that arrives at your door and by adopting an authoritative tone, encourages you to deliver a massive and possibly lethal electric shock to an unwilling participant.
zen_tom, Dec 17 2020
  

       That sounds good. Do you get a video to keep ? Are they expensive ?
8th of 7, Dec 17 2020
  

       It later transpires that the unwilling participant was a confederate of the scheme operators and their jerky/scream-filled response to your pressing of the button is only a performance.
zen_tom, Dec 17 2020
  

       Well that's no fun ... fraud, we call it. False pretences.   

       <Drops cat into dynamically-reconfiguable maze, prepares to administer painful electric shocks/>
8th of 7, Dec 17 2020
  

       //Drops cat...//
Yeah right; like you would ever handle a cat yourself...
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 17 2020
  

       What [zen_tom] said.
pertinax, Dec 17 2020
  

       // like you would ever handle a cat yourself //   

       Heaven forfend; no, we always use specially engineered Acme-BorgCo telemanipulators for remote handling. There are two types; one designed for the utmost delicacy and precision (for dead cats) and the other massively forceful, clumsy and brutal (for the ones that are, for the time being, still alive).
8th of 7, Dec 17 2020
  

       Before rushing pell mell into this concept I suggest you conduct Millagram's Experiment.
AusCan531, Jan 07 2021
  

       Milligram welcome at my house anytime..... second croissant awarded [+]
xenzag, Jan 10 2021
  
      
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