Writing about child porn/abuse is artistic.
March 26, 2002 1:22 PM   Subscribe

Writing about child porn/abuse is artistic. Robin Sharpe has successfully defended himself against child porn acusations; case went all the way to the SC in Canada. In unrelated news (except that both stories are from the front page of the Toronto Star) a Taiwan scientist has created a bubble (soap) that you literally can't burst, no matter how hard you try, for days.
posted by Why (13 comments total)
Unbreakable Bubbles - Coolest. Invention. Ever.
posted by stormy at 2:06 PM on March 26, 2002

Not writing about threads about writing about child pr0n/abuse is okay too.
posted by rocketman at 2:07 PM on March 26, 2002

and they're making glow in the dark ones!
posted by kliuless at 2:07 PM on March 26, 2002

five pack or three pack :)
posted by kliuless at 2:15 PM on March 26, 2002

just bought the five pack.

can't wait!
posted by o2b at 2:16 PM on March 26, 2002

But as far as the bubbles go, I think what makes Wonder Bubbles so cool is their impermanence. Bubbles are supposed to be gone after several seconds. That's the point!

If I wanted to stack something, I'd play with Legos®
posted by rocketman at 2:30 PM on March 26, 2002

John Robin Sharpe can't get no respect*
* Said because he bears a mild resemblence to Rodney Dangerfield. Don't have anything else to add...
As for the bubbles- mass cool. Those are wicked awesome! That link, Why, should have been your sole post...
posted by hincandenza at 3:11 PM on March 26, 2002

Hmmm. I bought a product called "Touchabubbles" last year at Urban Outfitters that sounds suspiciously like these "Catch a Bubbles". They came in a green plastic test tube. I wonder if they are the same thing? The Touchabubbles do stay around for a day or two, but are disappointingly small and leave behind a plastic-y film so you wouldn't want to play with them indoors.
posted by cakeman at 4:18 PM on March 26, 2002

Christ I'm sure there was something like this years and years ago. But I was 12 or something and I don't remember it very well.
posted by davidgentle at 7:11 PM on March 26, 2002

If I wanted to stack something, I'd play with Legos®

2001: A Lego Odyssey
posted by ColdChef at 7:15 PM on March 26, 2002

I've had "touchabubbles" for about a year. I think they're the original. They've been around so long that American Science and Surplus is selling them now.

I found them a bit disappointing. The liquid is thick, sticky, and damages some furniture finishes. The bubbles don't pop, but I rarely manage to catch one - more likely it dissolves into a sticky mass on my hand. If you leave them where they land they will last a few days, though.

The best thing about them is that they float through the air much like "real" bubbles and if you blow on them a bit every now and then they'll stay in the air for hours.

It's just a glycerine solution, I think, I really doubt it's a brand new invention.
posted by mmoncur at 12:09 AM on March 27, 2002

One thing's for certain... if I were trying to lure a nice, tight, nine year-old into my dusty, windows-free, circa-1983 van, those super cool bubble things would sure do the trick.
posted by dong_resin at 12:58 AM on March 27, 2002

Thanks for the link, ColdChef. That made my day.
posted by rocketman at 8:03 AM on March 27, 2002

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