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If I write it down here, then I have to do it [Oct. 14th, 2010|09:48 am]
Lindsey Kuper

Yesterday morning in the shower, I hit on the perfect Halloween costume idea. For Halloween, I want to be the first, and heretofore only, member of the entirely fictional School of Informatics and Computing roller derby team. Things I'll need:

  • leggings
  • ...under torn-up fishnets
  • ...under stripey knee socks
  • roller skates
  • ludicrously tiny shorts
  • possibly also a tutu
  • knee pads
  • elbow pads
  • wrist guards or wristbands or something
  • fingerless gloves
  • a couple of layers of shirt or tank top, featuring...
  • an awesome and suitable derby name and number and maybe some art
  • a helmet, appropriately decorated
  • pigtails
  • maybe some hair dye
  • lots of makeup, with e.g. stickers and glitter
  • stuff sharpie'd onto my arms

The skates and the pads will probably be the most expensive to procure, although maybe I can borrow them from someone. The shirt will probably be the hardest -- I need to figure out how to either make a shirt or have one made. But I think I can have this ready in time for the Mad Scientist Ball. I have two weeks! I need your ideas and your help!


From: aleffert
2010-10-15 01:53 am (UTC)
Your number could be something like S(S(PAIN)). Hrrrm, maybe that looks too much like SPAIN?

Also, you need cheers! Just a verse or so that you can teach people. Maybe there are some actual sports team cheers you can adapt?

(I love stuff like this. My parents are prone to dressing up and handing out ridiculous manifestos on halloween and I seem to have inherited the bug).
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2010-10-15 03:06 am (UTC)
I... uh... do your parents want to hang out?

(where do they live?)
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From: aleffert
2010-10-15 06:37 am (UTC)
They are in Cambridge, Massachusetts and wonderful people.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-10-15 04:27 am (UTC)
I was thinking of having my number be 5! and being Y BOMBINATOR. But if you have any other ideas, I really (really really) want to hear them.
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[User Picture]From: lyceum_arabica
2010-10-15 03:34 pm (UTC)
I actually really like the Y bombinator, for my part :-)

I wonder if 'stack' might not be connected with CS for non-programmers? (shrugs). CS needs more violent terminology. If this were physics, you'd have the "high energy colliders"...

(grins) also, not that this is remotely helpful to your cause, but now I want to see a derby team of functional PL people called the "side effects"...

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[User Picture]From: lyceum_arabica
2010-10-15 03:36 pm (UTC)
can we just start a CS rollar derby conference? :-P
...that would totally beat the volley ball or bowling that departments usually do.

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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-10-15 03:50 pm (UTC)
If I actually cough up for the skates and pads and stuff, then I may really have to take up roller derby (or at least roller skating), just to make it worth it!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-10-15 03:47 pm (UTC)
Monzy lyrics are a good source for violent CS terminology. It's also in the roller derby tradition to have ridiculous puns, so I have to work that in there somewhere. I'm gonna go with Y BOMBINATOR. It suits me. But I also could have been MYTHICAL MANHANDLER or something like that.
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From: aleffert
2010-10-15 09:57 pm (UTC)
I really like Y BOMBINATOR. If you can work in jokes about Combinatorial Explosion, I'm sure the mathematicians would appreciate it.
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[User Picture]From: lyceum_arabica
2010-10-16 05:29 pm (UTC)

Alright, if I join your rollar derby team I want my name to be the "Intractable Problem" and my number can be "2^(2^n)"

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