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July 1, 2005 2:28 AM   Subscribe

Parabolic Heat Transference Case Mod. Full disclaimer: My brother is apparently insane.
posted by loquacious (26 comments total)

 
I love that the first comment is "omg dude, use it for skateboarding!"
posted by Plutor at 3:04 AM on July 1, 2005


i'm running out to the ace hardware to get what is needed.
posted by nola at 5:15 AM on July 1, 2005


"apparently insane" ?!
posted by peacay at 5:17 AM on July 1, 2005


"This computer was added later for giggles, though sadly, no giggles were produced."
posted by Balisong at 5:52 AM on July 1, 2005


Obligatory skate .mov : "What Tour" Oz 56Mb-- rightclicksave
posted by peacay at 6:23 AM on July 1, 2005


WRX.
posted by tomplus2 at 7:38 AM on July 1, 2005


It would have been funnier to build this in his parent's bedroom.
posted by fenriq at 7:47 AM on July 1, 2005


"heat particles" lol

This guy/link is great. I never bothered to look up what goes into making skate ramps/half-pipes/whatevers before.
posted by redteam at 8:00 AM on July 1, 2005


Hopefully he can use the computer to calculate that the low ceiling in his garage will one day knock him unconscious.
posted by fungible at 8:19 AM on July 1, 2005


I had a similar ramp in my basement as a kid (of course, sans computer). Fun times!
posted by shoepal at 8:25 AM on July 1, 2005


Fungible: I think that's what the special computing safety helmet is for.
posted by loquacious at 8:26 AM on July 1, 2005


Well played.
posted by plexiwatt at 8:43 AM on July 1, 2005


Simply the most retarted thing ive ever seen

- - by mr bibble on June 30, 2005 06:45 AM


It reforms pastries too?
posted by Ynoxas at 8:56 AM on July 1, 2005


If anything needs reformation and the strong hand of guidance, it's those saucy tarts. *spank*
posted by loquacious at 9:15 AM on July 1, 2005


Apropos no particular reason, for lunch I think I'm going back to the apartment to leaf through some of my stockpiled Thrasher mags from the mid 80's.

-alternately-

That is the most rad case mod ever and is guaranteed to bring the owner a bevy of tight sheilas.
posted by Fezboy! at 9:17 AM on July 1, 2005


Needs neon lites.
posted by arse_hat at 9:47 AM on July 1, 2005


Well, asside from being able to skateboard on it, the case is really useless, and won't dissipate heat at all.
posted by delmoi at 9:57 AM on July 1, 2005


Perspicacious as always, delmoi.
posted by ook at 10:23 AM on July 1, 2005


wait, I just realized: delmoi is a PARODY of metafilter naysayers!
posted by kevspace at 10:54 AM on July 1, 2005


delmoi, you are now officially Captain Obvious.
posted by fenriq at 10:55 AM on July 1, 2005


The best part about it is the dry faux-technical tone that it's written in. It really evokes the writing style of the average case-mod write-up, that tries to evoke a sense that somehow, what they are doing isn't like building a LEGO model with fewer parts and more fans.

It makes the first couple of pages really believable, until you get to the first assembled section. From there it's all laughs.
posted by blasdelf at 12:03 PM on July 1, 2005


Yes, I know your brother, and he is apparently insane, in a good way.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:03 PM on July 1, 2005


It runs in the family. I wish I had recordings of some of the conversations we've had at Thanksgiving dinners and stuff.
posted by loquacious at 1:15 PM on July 1, 2005


I'd go for vervets. Gibbons are too damned big.
posted by TimothyMason at 1:15 PM on July 1, 2005


Apply frozen shrimp. There is only one disadvantage to this - children.

Genius.
posted by breath at 2:05 PM on July 1, 2005


Hooray! If the heat particles continue to hang around after all this, then they're just retarted. If I were a heat particle, I'd pack my bags and leave.
posted by taz at 9:13 AM on July 2, 2005


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