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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!

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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)
yes!!

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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