Culture: Amusement Park
Tie-dye children colouring fairground centrifuge   (+4)  [vote for, against]
Bored of face painting? Tie-dye your kids head-to-toe!

Take six different coloured paint dyes of different density (the density is crucial) and mix them all together into a pot of white paint. Take the resulting brown sludge and tip over the heads of two naked kids on a hot day. Suspend both kids in a harness from either arm of a large T-shaped post mounted on bearings at the base. Spin the post fast enough and as the paint runs down towards their feet the dyes (all of different density, remember?) will centrifuge out into their own colour bands. A fairground ride and body-painting system in one!
-- wagster, Jul 05 2004

(?) I say anti and you say counter, anti, counter, anti, counter let's call the whole thing off. http://thesaurus.ma...tryByConcept&id=398
[po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

(??) SpinArt http://www.smm.org/...spinartgallery.html
[Klaatu, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

(?) SpinArt machine http://www.concessi...07&ic=7748&cc=&tpc=
[Klaatu, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Methinks the technicolour effect will be heightened by the various hues of vomit now adorning spinning sprogs.
-- squeak, Jul 05 2004


This is too good for the fish [+]
-- zigness, Jul 05 2004


For this to truly be tie-dye, it would have to involve child contortionists.
-- jutta, Jul 05 2004


Looking at them running about with their little bare feet, they remind me of ... turkeys.
-- dpsyplc, Jul 05 2004


Make it for adults and base it at Burning Man or something, and I'll consider it. I'm a little disturbed by the naked kids at a fairground aspect.
-- waugsqueke, Jul 05 2004


Riddle: You’re driving on a narrow, curved road with a sheer drop to your right. A sow almost as large as your car is running in front of you. A fire engine is moving at the same speed to your left. Behind you is a police car with its siren going and it’s raining thick, brown drops. How do you stop and get out?
-- FarmerJohn, Jul 05 2004


I think kids would love this alot more if they were clothed and got to keep the colored clothing.
-- sartep, Jul 06 2004


Give up? Dismount your kiddie car when the merry-go-round stops turning.
-- FarmerJohn, Jul 06 2004


I don't know what was the better image, the real-life pig/car/police/paint chase or the merry-go-round version. I think I'll stick with the first...
-- wagster, Jul 06 2004


what about on of those verticle drop fair ground rides. surely that would give an instance hit of variable density colour.
-- etherman, Jul 06 2004


which way round do american merry-go-rounds go? clock or anti-clock?

suggest culture: amusement park as a category.
-- po, Jul 06 2004


no Tabs it is Clockwise or Anticlockwise
-- engineer1, Jul 06 2004


USians always have it wrong :)
-- po, Jul 06 2004


True po the language is still called English so we in England should be the arbiters of spelling.
-- engineer1, Jul 06 2004


I did wonder if they drove on the *wrong* side of the merry-go-round.
-- po, Jul 06 2004


[po] - Do they go anticlockwise in the southern hemisphere?
-- energy guy, Jul 06 2004


sweet lord baby jesus and the donkey! they go around... got that everyone? around.
-- etherman, Jul 06 2004


it depends on the way its all plumbed in, energy guy.
-- po, Jul 06 2004


//suggest culture: amusement park as a category// thanks, po - I spent a while browsing categories before settling on 'other' - which is surely a cop-out.
-- wagster, Jul 06 2004


certainly is wagster. I don't think I have seen very many ideas that *really* should be in other:general and the mods must spend hours clearing it out and btw you can still change it...
-- po, Jul 06 2004


This sounds more like SpinArt <link> rather than tie-dye, or am I missing something?
-- Klaatu, Jul 06 2004


You're might be right about the spin-art thing, but art appears on the kids, not the surrounding grass, so maybe not. Po - have found edit button and called it performance art. It could be...
-- wagster, Jul 06 2004


It may be English in England but it's American English in the US. There are some similarities.
-- bristolz, Jul 06 2004


Personally, I prefer the word "Widdershins". Except if people expect me to dance around in the buff and then throw me in the village pond with my thumbs tied to my toes etc. etc.
-- squeak, Jul 07 2004


[jutta] You could make this a children's yoga championship - prizes for the best yoga as evidenced by the best tie-die.

"I was a child contortionist and all I got was this lousy body paint."
-- the_knights_of_ni, Jul 07 2004


Spin the kiddies fast enough, and you will crush/tear them depending on whether they are swinging or standing. The real way to do it is to use dyes with a different dielectric constant and apply an electric current across their body. Hooray! Stripes! All the way through!
-- GutPunchLullabies, Jul 10 2004


I like this! Could we spin in one direction and electrify in another (90 degrees opposed) to create tartan?
-- wagster, Jul 13 2004


Agreed. All that is needed is an osmolarity gradient and we can do three dimensional electrophoresis- er- 3d tartan.
-- GutPunchLullabies, Jul 13 2004



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