Fashion: Pajamas
Hindenburg Pajamas   (+7, -3)  [vote for, against]
Lighter-then-air pajamas for sleeping on the ceiling.

Want to conserve floor space? Save yourself a bed by donning these new lighter-then-air pajamas. These pajamas consist of two flexible membranes laid on top of each other and then made into a shirt and a pair of pants. The gap between the membranes can then be filled with low-density gas (let's say hydrogen for maximum lift, sorry smokers). Once there is enough gas in the pajamas to lift the wearer, the sleep-clothes are sealed airtight.

The wearer of these pajamas can use rungs built into their walls to gently raise their floating selves to their cushioned ceiling, where they will stick due to lift. They may then slumber peacefully lying on their backs, facing the floor.

The included time-release valve activates in the morning and slowly releases gas, lowering the sleeper gracefully to the floor where they wake up.
-- DrWorm, Oct 04 2009

Eau de Humanité Eau_20de_20Humanit_e9
Exactly what it says on the can .... [8th of 7, Oct 07 2009]

You would not be lying on your back, facing the floor, you would be lying on your front, facing the floor. Gravity would still point the same way.
-- mitxela, Oct 04 2009

Hang a hammock from the ceiling and use timed winches that can elevate or descend the whole structure, sleeper and all. That should do the job. [=]
-- Aristotle, Oct 04 2009

Perhaps it would work if the entire room was flooded with a very dense gas. The sleeper could wear a discrete oxygen mask.
-- pocmloc, Oct 04 2009

Battenburg pyjamas, on the other hand, have a pleasing pink-and-yellow check and a faint smell of cynaide.
-- pertinax, Oct 04 2009

Alas, I realize the need for a 15-foot balloon, but if there were a gas that were lighter than hydrogen (impossible) and unreactive, then it would be perfect. Unfortunately that falls under the domain of Unobtanium. For now, the pajamas will just have to have huge, gas-filled biceps and feet.
-- DrWorm, Oct 04 2009

[+] whimsy... though I sortof like the idea of bundling a sleeping buddy into a 15foot clear plastic balloon to wake up hungover at 10,000 feet.
-- FlyingToaster, Oct 04 2009

Cool idea, but I'm neutral: (1) If it pops, they'll fall to the floor. (2) It would require too much Hydrogen and wouldn't fit in a room (3) By the time it's so big, it'll completely surround the sleeper and suffocate them. (4) I wouldn't personally be worried about the fire hazard, but you'll never sell any because people are generally paranoid about such things. The Zeppelins did fly for some time before any major catastrophe, after all.
-- kevinthenerd, Oct 04 2009

UnaBubba, what's wrong with cloth painted with thermite? Surely it would be nice and toasty warm. :)
-- goldbb, Oct 04 2009

I swear this place is less receptive to whimsicality than it used to be.
-- kaz, Oct 04 2009

Picky, picky, picky.
-- 8th of 7, Oct 04 2009

at least no one has picked me up on the usage of "whimsicality". I'm pretty sure I used the wrong spelling.
-- kaz, Oct 04 2009

Bun for the image of lying on the ceiling
-- caspian, Oct 05 2009

This is not possible, for reasons already explained.


//this place is less receptive to whimsicality than it used to be//

sp. WIBNIcality
-- MikeD, Oct 05 2009

Sorry, what? This place practically runs on ideas that aren't really possible.
God forbid you should ever random button it to The Hullaballoon.
-- kaz, Oct 05 2009

[MikeD], look up the meaning of half-baked sometime.
-- egbert, Oct 05 2009

I was going to approach this with whimsy but then people started talking about how people aren't whimsical enough on here any more and now my really really, let me tell ya, whimsical annotation would just appear to be some sort of scared reaction to the discussion at hand. Like I somehow feel threatened that I'm one of the people who woke up without a sense of humor and now I'm trying to make up for lost time. Well, not today! This idea isn't very good. A vague picture is painted of a gas filled suit and the reader is left filling in gaps. Hullaballon, on the other hand, was doubly nonsensical, but simply complete.
-- daseva, Oct 05 2009

I got caught in a cartoon flashback where somebody is drifting through the air (for whatever reason) while asleep... still [+] despite impossibility under Earth gravity.
-- FlyingToaster, Oct 05 2009

[egbert], is this the kinder and gentler halfbakery?
-- MikeD, Oct 05 2009

Oh, please. I posted this idea for fun. You guys can pick it apart as much as you want, I don't care. I just don't want my idea to turn into a debate about "whimsicality" and "feasibility". If you don't like it, you don't like it. Just don't use this as an opportunity to take out your own petty insecurities.

I have a feeling that if I had posted this at a different time, you wouldn't be complaining so much.
-- DrWorm, Oct 05 2009

//I posted this idea for fun//

Yes. And I post annotations critisizing this idea for fun. Why should you get yours and I not mine?
-- MikeD, Oct 05 2009

may the proclamations of his holiness, 21quest, forever ring out over the land, bringing peace, tranquility and the rule of law to all.
-- WcW, Oct 06 2009

here here! ... <mubling> anything for some more mead </m>
-- daseva, Oct 06 2009

This could work...
on the moon...
in a dome.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 06 2009

Ach, [21Quest], I appreciate being given a reason for boning, it's just that sometimes (not in this case) I find your reasons a bit finicky.
-- DrWorm, Oct 06 2009

Cabled pyjamas, with the cable going through a hole in the ceiling to an outside balloon of sufficient size. A Suess picture of of a city of houses, with balloons above roofs, wofting in snooze.
-- wjt, Oct 06 2009

it takes a lot of helium (hydrogen is just too dangerous) to raise a person, those would have to be really huge jammies. mythbusters did a segment on lifting someone on a helium filled raft. it needed to be so huge, they had to make it in an airplane hanger.

this is a very impractical idea.
-- -wess, Oct 06 2009

[wess] appears to have walked in halfway through the conversation.
-- wagster, Oct 06 2009

lol! yes, i must admit that. this idea of course, could be the very definition of "half baked."
-- -wess, Oct 07 2009

I can't believe nobody's gone "Oh the Humanity!" yet.
-- zen_tom, Oct 07 2009

But they have ....

-- 8th of 7, Oct 07 2009

sp: [-wess]

o/t didn't those little hyphens, before our user names, appear at the top of the name rather than the middle?
-- po, Oct 07 2009

[+] Let's finally change the negative connotation of the word "Hindenburg" - by going back to the intentions of the original blimp: something fun.
-- XSarenkaX, Oct 10 2009

Hindenburger - light, less filling, on fire.
-- FlyingToaster, Oct 11 2009

random, halfbakery