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Ryan Blitstein
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Package From The Insane by Ryan Blitstein, mock piratey turtle

May 25th, 2006 8:44 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Acquire the mailing address of a stranger (or friend) and send them a package (anonymously) seemingly packed by the insane.

PLEASE, do not make it mean, dangerous or insulting.

Example: take a cardboard box and write obscure mathematical equations or quotes of nonsense. Draw STRANGE pictures or just a single word with great emphasis (FUR).

Pack it with useless detritus meticulously combined. (Small wooden dowels glued to packets of taco sauce powder with a foreign dignitaries face affixed over the ingredients label).

A folded and sealed packet of small clothing (a tie, underwear).

question: does imiating the insane make us insane ourselves?
answer: yes, at least a bit.

so if anyone read the article in SF weekly, obviously this is what he was talking about at the begining there. the fun part was that the reporter was the one labeling all the little pieces of packing corn, while i was stabbing them with a paperclip. we were going at this in a cafe in berkeley, and two random fellows wandered by, and, appropriately, were confused by what we were doing. when they asked, i told them about the game, and the task, and they eagerly asked if they could help. it was a fantastic example of the random collaborative gloriousness that is sf0.

so thank you, random dudes from the cafe, for fun equations and newspaper cutouts. if you have since joined the game, let me know, and i'll add you as collaborators!

The package has been recieved and by way of the grapevine, this is what they responded:

holy jesus

i don't know who it's from, but i just got the most incredible package ever received by a human.

mission accomplished.

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thats crazy talk
more crazy talk
packing with crazy
pull tab treasure
special for you
the package
hidden pirateymonkey sock

24 vote(s)

Favorite of:


cards, mathematics

6 comment(s)

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posted by star5 on May 25th, 2006 9:32 PM

i made the list!
um.. i hope that's not a bad thing... on the list from the insane... and with angela lansbury even..

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posted by Ink Tea on May 25th, 2006 9:39 PM

I made the list as well? Oh dear. I rather like all the mathematical equations. It's strangely calming, pushes through the chaotic and worrisome pierced foam peanuts.

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posted by Pieces on May 31st, 2006 3:44 PM

I feel blessed that I saw this in person before you sent it. It's fantastic. I need to get to work on mine, soon.

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posted by anna one on August 31st, 2008 12:11 PM

I can't believe I've never voted for this before.

It's the task that brought me to the game. Thank you.

Wooo! ~Waldo
posted by Waldo Cheerio on March 26th, 2009 11:24 PM

Ace of Goat!

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posted by Pixie on October 7th, 2011 9:04 PM

Pretty damn awesome!