Blogged updates from TradeMark G. and Assistant Frillypants of ECC research, discoveries, mischief, geekery, and noteworthy strangeness.

New Euphemisms for SEX

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Saturday, 08 November 2008 10:41

It all started with "Pickle in the Pail" which was part of a lyric in an old ECC song, "Sperms Got Germs", from the album, "Double the Phat and Still Tasteless".  The exact line in the song goes, "I put my pickle in the pail and then that chick began to wail." After that it was used as the name of a short video show that TradeMark did back in the 1990's. I'm not sure where he came up with the phrase originally but lately we just can't stop using it. I mean how could we help ourselves when it is such a good euphemism for having sex? But we didn't stop there. Of course we didn't. No, we decided to try and come up with a new euphemism for sex daily while away on honeymoon in France. What do you expect? We're newlyweds after all. And now that we're married we are allowed to have sex. So we went to work inventing a list of new euphemisms for sex. Feel free to use any that suit your fancy. Here's what we have come up with so far:

  • Pickle in the pail
  • Fertilizing the flower bed
  • Monkey eating a banana
  • Traversing the fjord
  • Fuel injection
  • Taking the love luge on the inbound loin line
  • In 'n' out, scream 'n' shout
  • Take the bullet train through Yonker's tunnel
  • Going fishing for trouser trout
  • Harnessing the underwear unicorn
  • Just made a tight connection
  • Hop on pop
  • Tiptoe through the two lips
  • Backing up the hard drive
  • Shaving the kabob
  • Bring up a dragon in your pants - new! (thanks, Megan)

Do you have one to add? Send it over and we'll post it on the list.

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A quote way, way ahead of its time

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Monday, 04 August 2008 10:09

We have also sound-houses, where we practise and demonstrate all sounds, and their generation. We have harmonies which you have not, of quarter-sounds, and lesser slides of sounds. Divers instruments of music likewise to you unknown, some sweeter than any you have, together with bells and rings that are dainty and sweet. We represent small sounds as great and deep; likewise great sounds extenuate and sharp; we make divers tremblings and warblings of sounds, which in their original are entire. We represent and imitate all articulate sounds and letters, and the voices and notes of beasts and birds. We have certain helps which set to the ear do further the hearing greatly. We have also divers strange and artificial echoes, reflecting the voice many times, and as it were tossing it: and some that give back the voice louder than it came, some shriller, and some deeper; yea, some rendering the voice differing in the letters or articulate sound from that they receive. We have also means to convey sounds in trunks and pipes, in strange lines and distances.

- from “The New Atlantis” by Sir Francis Bacon, in 1623 AD       

This quote was posted in the BBC?Radiophonic Workshop and the studio of Daphne Oram, the founder of the Workshop, and of the quote.  I discovered it at the beginning of a BBC Radio 3 documentary about her.


Equipment building time

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Sunday, 15 June 2008 14:11

ECC is launching into an equipment building phase which should result in some interesting new items...

First, we're getting excited about hacking the Wii controller, as plenty out there are.  One that made some stupendous hacks is Johnny Chung Lee, who came up with this great scheme to make a cheap electronic whiteboard (this video shows it off well).  It turns out the project basically creates a large projected "touch" screen, where the touch is done by an infrared point of light which mirrors a click-and-drag on the computer the Wii is connected with.  Well, The ECC has this awesome live mashup platform that's used for the Wheel Of Mashup shows, but the bottleneck is pointing and clicking tracks fast enough from Ableton Live.  With this setup, and a couple of custom-built infrared "fingertips", a solution may be at hand.

We'll also be building a monome soon.  Just gotta find the right casing for it.

We were also planning on building a descendent based off the Reactable technology, though this may be superceded by the Wii project above.

Life beyond the Thimbletron is imminent.



I Made A Fortune

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Friday, 25 April 2008 17:08

Foruntes: A good friendship is often more important than a ass man. / Enjoy the mall you find on your path.


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