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Naked Heater Coil Raincoat

The first step toward naturist society
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Rain is a pain in the ass, mostly because, in order to be comfortable and unashamed the rest of the time, we have to wear clothes when we are dry that feel bad to us when they get wet. This is because clothes that do not feel bad to us when they get wet, feel bad when they and we are dry.
Your first solution? Take the uncomfortable clothes off. But now you are cold, and ashamed. Well you can take your shame off too but then you will go to hell. Oops, it's a giveaway! Truth be told, the Catholic Church's obsession with shame came long after my time. Actually what I wore on the cross was basically just what I wore around every day. Anyway, I can't solve your shame, but I can solve your cold.

My solution? A waterproof (plastic covered) heating coil with battery pack, in the shape of a body. Now you can be warm, be wet, and run through the rain in peace, as long as you can chalk the shame up to making a political statement. An added benefit is that you get lots of ventilation. No hotness under the collar with a coil suit.

Naked heater coil raincoats will be the first step toward naturism in everyday society.

JesusHChrist, Oct 10 2013

A useless drawing of the NHCR http://4.bp.blogspo...brs/s1600/image.jpg
[JesusHChrist, Oct 11 2013]

Nudist cosy Nudist_20Cosy
Similar, yet different. [squeak, Oct 25 2013]


       Naked? Raincoat? I think this person may need to be put on some sort of registry.
sanman, Oct 10 2013

       Why the shame? If it is in the shape of a body it would cover your privy bits just fine. Perhaps even stylishly!   

       Or maybe you are leaving ventilation holes. I think a sketch is in order, JHC.
bungston, Oct 10 2013

       Or you can just wear nothing but wool. It's uncomfortable enough to begin with that it isn't that much worse when it's wet, and it stays warm.
Alterother, Oct 11 2013

       What's the energy source ? Lightweight, compact, able to supply several kW for sustained duration … that's difficult to achieve.   

       Oh, and an aversion to naturism has nothing to do with "shame" … more that most humans are really not that pleasant to look at and are definitely better covered up. And having somewhere to put your keys and money.
8th of 7, Oct 11 2013

       Backpack with a rechargeable car battery? Posting useless drawing.
JesusHChrist, Oct 11 2013

       In towns with electric trams or trolleybusses, the heating coils could be powered with a long electrical pickup contacting the overhead cables
pocmloc, Oct 11 2013

       I initially envisioned a body-shaped plastic bag that's heated inside. That made me sweat thinking about it, and I was prepared to fish... then I saw your sketch and realized the brilliance of it all. I mean IT ALL. You continue to inspire, JHC, and I'm gratefully bunning this.
awesomest, Oct 11 2013

       Thank you >> awesomest <<, you must either be my secret other account or just very religious.
JesusHChrist, Oct 12 2013

       (+) [pocmloc]
FlyingToaster, Oct 12 2013

       Pacemaker users need not apply.
cudgel, Oct 12 2013

       Q So how do you know water attracts electricity ?   

       A Every time I am in the bathtub the phone rings.   

       (An old joke from back in the days of land lines only.)
popbottle, Oct 12 2013

       There's a Jewish tradition about the time of the messiah's return, before which children will not respect their parents and people in general will not respect elders. Truth will be lost by being divided into many small groups, and great wars will evoke.   

       But then: The expelled Jews will return to their homeland, an actual resurrection of the dead will occur, woman will lead, animals and plants will become intelligent (and banned from being eaten), the evil-will shall become extinct, and clothing will not be worn.   

       And finally: death will be banished away.
pashute, Oct 13 2013

       Full disclosure: the H stands for Hebrew.
JesusHChrist, Oct 14 2013

       [pachute] I doubt most of that is from an _old_ prophesy. Such predictions have always been made after they seem highly possible and been claimed as old. For other examples look at "ancient prophesies" that seemed to predict the car and are either not clearly prophetic or were almost certainly actually penned after the modern automobile was a common idea.

In particular I doubt the parts about animals and plants becoming intelligent and banned from being eaten and I doubt the parts about women leading came from anything but a 2000 year old religious fundamentalist associating that with moral decay.

As for children disrespecting their parents while that quote commonly attributed to Plato, Aristotle, and/or Socrates was never spoken by them it's almost inevitable that there were similar battles of culture between youth and the aging in ancient times.
Voice, Oct 16 2013

       Is that you Thomas?
JesusHChrist, Oct 20 2013


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