October 21, 2007

Now, in an instant, you can disguise yourself as a vending machine.

Innovations in hiding.

ADDED: Hey, that reminded me of this — the second method of trying to steal the ring here:

11 comments:

Kev said...

If I were still dressing up for Halloween, that vending machine would definitely be my costume this year.

And re the "knife-proof high school uniforms" mentioned in the article: If my kid was honestly afraid of being knifed at school, I'd be spending my money on a different school instead of Kevlar clothing.

Balfegor said...

And re the "knife-proof high school uniforms" mentioned in the article: If my kid was honestly afraid of being knifed at school, I'd be spending my money on a different school instead of Kevlar clothing.

Well, the risk is extremely low pretty much everywhere in Japan. Last time I checked, their violent crime rate works out to something like a 5th or a 10th of ours. All the same, you never know.

Sheepman said...

Using fire hydrants and vending machines as disguises sounds like something out of the old "Get Smart" TV show.

rsb said...

oh for a bed of nails and sitar right now

AllenS said...

Excuse me, but don't vending machines have a tendency to get the crap kicked out of them when they don't work?

I think a better way to ward off troublesome people, would be a disguise of a very large black man.

Randal Rogers (I. Ronin) said...

Balfegor: Good point. When I ran across this yesterday, my first thought was that it would probably be effective in warding off unwanted advances that might result from accidental night-time encounters with the average drunken salaryman and that was about it.

Bissage said...

Years ago, my Uncle Max had a very similar idea and it almost worked.

He spent months working on his Urban Camouflage Suit®. When it was ready for a test, he walked about the city until he was certain these two scary looking guys were following him.

Then, Uncle Max turned a corner and deployed his great invention and stood perfectly still.

Problem was, the culprits panicked when they thought Uncle Max had disappeared and they ducked into the first hiding spot they could find.

Oh, I nearly forgot, the Urban Camouflage Suit® looked like this.

Poor Uncle Max!

Bissage said...

Loved the Beatles clip!

We'll have to rent that again soon.

Go to the window.

Paddy O. said...

There are a variety of ways to not being seen. There's a lot of value to the art.

Ron said...

Wow, Paul and George singing harmonies with feuding!

Drew W said...

Sheepman:

You anticipated my comment by nearly 12 hours. Agent 13 was the one on "Get Smart" who was inevitably secreted away in a vending machine or mailbox or hot water heater or whatever.