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Connecting People by Developer Pixie, APR dreamlands

February 21st, 2011 8:41 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Tie the end of a long piece of string to a stranger, without being noticed.
Tie the other end of the string to another stranger, again without being noticed.

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The location of the dastardly deed, the Apple Store

The location of the dastardly deed, the Apple Store

A public place where people are distracted enough not to notice being tied together.

Victim number one

Victim number one

He was there for at least 15 minutes while we tied him up, and waited for a distracted enough victim number two.

And here we have victim number two.

And here we have victim number two.

We were getting pretty desperate for victims, when we got lucky with victim number two right next to the first!

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13 comment(s)

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posted by Lincøln on February 21st, 2011 11:03 PM

What happened?!

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posted by relet 裁判長 on February 22nd, 2011 12:13 AM

I second that question!

And it does feel so great to see this idea put into practice! Pity your two victims were that close. I would imagine they solved the confusion quite immediately.

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posted by Developer Pixie on February 22nd, 2011 2:19 AM

The story: We walked into the mall, not even knowing we had string (the fact that we did was the sheer luck of my debate partner taking interest in this task, giving it to me, and me never taking it out of my purse.) We wandered, looking for the best possible place to do this. Then we came upon the apple store, which was perfectly crowded and full of people being distracted. However, it was also infested with blue shirted menaces... the apple employees!
(I'm tiered, more story time in the morning)

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posted by APR dreamlands on February 22nd, 2011 7:58 AM

This all happened in the upscale mall in downtown Portland, and after we discovered the string, we needed to get it cut, because neither of us had a knife or scissors. So we went into Urban Outfitters, and asked the sales guy to borrow some scissors.

After we had gotten our length of string cut, we started searching around for a place where there were enough people around that we could blend in, but also where people were distracted enough to be able to be tied and not notice. There were very few places where those two collided, and one of them was the apple store.

Pixie and I went into the store, and wandered around a bit, looking for someone who appeared engaged enough in their use of premium electronic equipment not to notice us tying some string about their person. Near the front of the store, we found a guy with a backpack on, who didn't look like he was going anywhere soon, and just across the aisle was an iPhone 4. Pixie and I looked at the iPhone, and compared it with my droid, acting like we were comparing and contrasting the two for possibly purchasing the new phone. It was at this point that we tied one of the string to the backpack of the enthralled guy. (Pixie to continue the story later)

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posted by Developer Pixie on February 22nd, 2011 11:06 AM

He was the ideal victim, fist glued to facebook, then transitioning to some fantasy flash game. He stayed oblivious to our existence for 15 minutes while we franticly looked around for someone else to tie to and a time where the employees weren't looking. The second guy sat down near by the first, but it took awhile to tie the string. I bumped into guy two and he looked down, i just pretended to be searching though my bag and quickly finished. Then we needed some excuse to be taking photo's, so i posed with the phone (supposedly picture of me + dream phone.)

Then, we got out as quickly as possible before anyone noticed what happened.

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posted by relet 裁判長 on February 22nd, 2011 2:13 PM

Aw! And aw! You really should have stuck around. What good is mischief if you cannot savour it?

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posted by Guilherme Araújo on February 25th, 2011 10:06 PM

OMG! good job!

Aha! The Votee becomes the Voter!
posted by Remy The Living on February 26th, 2011 9:36 AM

no vote until you tell us the aftermath!!!

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posted by Developer Pixie on February 27th, 2011 12:59 AM

Well, we ran away, and we don't know what happend

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posted by Lincøln on February 27th, 2011 1:11 AM

(you'll notice the conspicuous lack of vote from Remy)

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posted by Juniper Homolko on February 28th, 2011 1:47 PM

Not 5'd because I need to know about the aftermath!

I attempted this on the train the other day, but was overcome with fear that someone would leave to early and something horrible would ensue as the train itself began to tuf on them.

I like to think that by cutting a woman free, I saved her life without her ever knowing.

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posted by Developer Pixie on February 28th, 2011 2:01 PM

I'm considering doing this again, and resubmitting with aftermath results. Have to get APR and i together again.

I love to hear and see you tasking though :D

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posted by rongo rongo on March 13th, 2011 6:22 PM

In the apple store, it would have been particularly funny to tie people together with ear buds.