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Science: Health: Mental: Voices
rabbit no more – no more rabbit   (+1, -1)  [vote for, against]
a device to stop a person talking to themselves in the street, resulting in a flush of embarrassment when they become conscious of the fact that people are pointing and sniggering.

I have never, ever talked to myself out loud in public, not ever! lets get that straight first of all. however people do it all the time. its quite funny to see them wandering down the road having a lively conversation with themselves, possibly punctuated with a breezy joke here and there, or really giving themselves a hard time over something they have goofed up.

of course, the most serious consequence is when the person is so wholly engrossed in the debate they become totally unaware of the road and get flattened by a double-decker bus.

clipped to the collar or hat, a little electronic device that senses when the conversation is wholly made up of sound patterns of an identical nature will set off a pre-recorded message similar to an answerphone which shouts persistently and very loudly “ give us all a break and shut up!”

n.b. to rabbit (as in; more rabbit than sainsburys) = comes from cockney rhyming slang – rabbit and pork = talk
-- po, Nov 02 2002

Voices In Head Amp http://www.halfbake...s_20In_20Head_20Amp
Makes internal voices external [thumbwax, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

and now it's time for an Elmer Fudd moment:

Kill the waaaabbit.... kill the waaaabbit... kill the waaaaaaaaaaaaaabbbbittt....

No mow wabbit?!

I only talk to myself in public because most of my friends can't carry on a decent conversation... yeah, that's it. Shut up, Brian! No! Yes! Just try and make me!
-- RayfordSteele, Nov 02 2002

I guess that'll put a stop to my singing in the rain and whistling in the dark.
-- FarmerJohn, Nov 02 2002

<Travis Bickle>You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? <electronic device>“ Give us all a break and shut up!”</electronic device> You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? <electronic device>“ Give us all a break and shut up!”</electronic device> You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who do you think you're talking to? <electronic device>“ Give us all a break and shut up!”</electronic device> Oh yeah? Huh? <electronic device> “ Give us all a break and shut up!”</electronic device> OK.</Travis Bickle>
-- thumbwax, Nov 02 2002

Who's he? link?
-- RayfordSteele, Nov 02 2002

UnaBubba meet RayfordSteele. RayfordSteele meet UnaBubba.
-- po, Nov 02 2002

please feel free to babble [Rods] on my most sensible idea - feel free mate.
-- po, Nov 02 2002

all fine and good po, but what about a device to shut up the voices talking to ME?

Oh, beer. Right.
-- General Washington, Nov 02 2002

ignore 'em General. its for the best.. trust me..
-- po, Nov 02 2002

Well I do try po, but they say the most intrusive and disturbing things, "You are doomed", "Can I help you", "You have the right to remain silent", it's not easy.
-- General Washington, Nov 02 2002

What about a device to tell you to stop singing to yourself, I do that a lot. For some reason the residents of Newtown don't seem to like it when my friends and I walk the streets singing opera loudly at 11pm on Fridays.
-- madradish, Nov 02 2002

<voices> you forgot to send email / turn off the cooker </voices>
-- po, Nov 03 2002

Stuff a rabbit in yer Gobb..that sherd da it!
-- skinflaps, Nov 03 2002

// The Statistics Show //

Yeah I remember that. On Thursdays I think. 47% of the time it was re-runs.
-- RayfordSteele, Nov 03 2002

With you, [waugs], the voices in my head are sometimes the only people who'll listen to me.
-- whimsickle, Nov 04 2002


<teletubby>Po looking Po's scooter</teletubby>
<electronic device>“ Give us all a break and shut up!”</ed>
-- egbert, Nov 04 2002

<teletubby> looking at egbert in a *funny* way </teletubby>
-- po, Nov 05 2002

[egbert] is a wabbit?
-- po, Nov 05 2002

Ain't I a stinker?
-- egbert, Nov 05 2002

egbert is a screwy wabbit!
-- Jinbish, Nov 05 2002

I hate to disagree with this one cos the idea of a talking hat amuses me.


These crazies/nutters/weirdos are not talking to themselves. They are having perfectly legitimate conversations with people in a slightly offset dimension, or angels, or ghosts and they should be feted and encouraged to share with us.
-- lolo, Nov 06 2002

[bliss] - were both of you in this group, or was one of you just pretending?
-- PeterSilly, Nov 06 2002

random, halfbakery