Sport: Spectator
Battling Zen Masters   (+9, -2)  [vote for, against]
An inner-reality show

Meditative combatants wear headgear equipped with EEG monitoring and headphones. They sit on metal chairs, dressed only in boxing shorts. When a brain wave pattern of deep mediation is detected in one combatant, the chair of his opponent is proportionally electrified. As his opponent squirms against the voltage, his headphones spark to life with irritating music.

This music is heard by the television audience.

For example, “Tiny Bubbles” plays for one combatant, and “God Save the Queen” for the other. (Particularly irritating tunes are chosen by psychologists and randomly assigned just prior to the show.) The loser is the first to jump to his feet and rip off his headgear, cursing the producers.
-- ldischler, Apr 13 2004

Kind of like this... http://www.giantitp...omics/oots0456.html
[normzone, Sep 11 2008]

Maybe they should hear the noise of poorly maintained motorcycles.
-- FarmerJohn, Apr 13 2004

Perhaps someone could read-off the contents of the Other:General catagory. That always manages to annoy me ...
-- Letsbuildafort, Apr 13 2004

"In this corner, weighing 106 lbs, Jesse 'the Buddhist' Ventura! And in this corner, a man who has achieved a purely vegetative state by watching his hard drive defragment, our local challenger, RayfordSteele!"
-- RayfordSteele, Apr 13 2004

//by watching his hard drive defragment// Mount hard drives in removable cartridges; to defrag or clone take out and stuff into an old computer. Play games on your new computer (using dedicated game drive) until defrag or clone is done.
-- kbecker, Apr 13 2004

Why? I quite like it.
-- wagster, Sep 15 2007

I like it a lot. (+)
-- jtp, Sep 15 2007

Did that Adhara (?) person vanish?
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 16 2007

[MaxwellBuchanan] I'd like to think so
-- marklar, Sep 17 2007

Now it looks like [wagster] enjoys watching his hard drive defragment.
-- jtp, Sep 17 2007

And it looks like I enjoy it even more. I don't.
-- jtp, Sep 17 2007

I wonder if this is a non-gender specific competition. Like, do men have an unfair advantage on women in meditation because we have the ability to turn our brains off?
-- quantum_flux, Sep 18 2007

Takes a deep breath..... exhales... Nah, to easy
-- Susan, Sep 10 2008

Why boxing shorts? Just have them go nude, censoring if necessary.
-- Gallus, Sep 10 2008

random, halfbakery