Re: Pies in the face (was Re: PDAs are searchable was Re: blah blah blah)

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 10:56:46 MST

On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 07:39:57AM -0600, Chris Russo wrote:
> Here's a thought - why not make the pie out of feces?

Because then it *isn't* a purposefully harmless prank.

Look, the whole idea of the pie-in-the-face is that it's meant to be
non-damaging. If it causes injury, or infection with a nasty strain of
gut-rot, then it undermines its own purpose. You might as well ask "why
not embed a hand grenade in the pie?" Answer: because then it wouldn't
be an overtly harmless insult any more, and we're back to talking about
people making political points by shooting at each other.

Can you cope with people mocking you publicly, if they don't lay so much
as an air molecule on your person?

-- Charlie

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