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Rain is a pain in the ass, mostly because, in order to be
and unashamed the rest of the time, we have to wear clothes
we are dry that feel bad to us when they get wet. This is because
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
cold, and ashamed. Well you can take your shame off too but
will go to hell.
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,
wet, and run through the rain in peace, as long as you can chalk
shame up to making a political statement. An added benefit is
you get lots of ventilation. No hotness under the collar with a coil
Naked heater coil raincoats will be the first step toward naturism
A useless drawing of the NHCR
[JesusHChrist, Oct 11 2013]
Similar, yet different. [squeak, Oct 25 2013]
||Naked? Raincoat? I think this person may need to be put on some sort of registry.
||Why the shame? If it is in the shape of a body it
would cover your privy bits just fine. Perhaps even
||Or maybe you are leaving ventilation holes. I think a
sketch is in order, JHC.
||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.
||What's the energy source ? Lightweight,
compact, able to supply several kW for
that's difficult to
||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
||Backpack with a rechargeable car battery? Posting useless
||In towns with electric trams or trolleybusses, the heating coils could be powered with a long electrical pickup contacting the overhead cables
||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.
||Thank you >> awesomest <<, you must either be my secret other
account or just very religious.
||Pacemaker users need not apply.
||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.)
||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
||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.
||Full disclosure: the H stands for Hebrew.
||[pachute] I doubt most of that is from an _old_
have always been made after they seem highly
possible and been claimed as old. For other
look at "ancient prophesies" that seemed to
the car and are either not clearly prophetic or
almost certainly actually penned after the modern
automobile was a common idea.
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