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

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 12:30:51 MST

I'm reminded of that movie from the 70's with Scott Baio: Bugsy Malone,
which featured cream shooting machine guns.

Another idea: Super squirter that shoots indelible green dye. Squirting
greens with this would truly 'make them green', and easy for cops to
spot and pick up....

Charlie Stross wrote:
> 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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