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Tasks / Put-Pocketing

Go into a crowded area with various items that you are willing to part with, and secretly place them in a stranger's bag or pocket.

1 to 100 players
25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: Society For Nihilistic Intent And Disruptive Efforts
Created by Morse Kode

Terms: thehunt

3 completed :: 19 in progress
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posted by teucer on October 1st, 2008 2:28 PM

For the record: this is easier than the opposite, but not enough so to count as "easy".

I look forward to the sorts of things SFZerians will be putting into pockets and bags, though; you can make this really hard and really impressive if you insert big things into bags. Like, I dunno, five pounds of solid chocolate or something. Or maybe a live bobcat; that would be a definite shplank in my book. So this should totally be our next SNIDE task. Please.

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posted by JJason Recognition on October 1st, 2008 2:34 PM

Honestly, a live bobcat's never a bad addition to a task.

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posted by teucer on October 1st, 2008 3:03 PM

Agreed. I'm thinking all praxes involving live bobcats, for this or anything, should get a "livebobcat" term attached so we can easily find them and vote appropriately.

Double-Tasking in Middle Earth
posted by Waldo Cheerio on October 2nd, 2008 1:11 AM

See, if you found ten ents in a crowd, right...

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posted by Burn Unit on November 16th, 2008 9:53 PM

The screams! Why now? Why here? Lasagna.

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posted by SF0 Daemon on November 15th, 2008 11:05 PM


Put-Pocketing: v. an action that is the opposite of Pick-Pocketing

Go into a crowded area with various items that you are willing to part with, and PUT them in peoples POCKETS or bags without them noticing.

(Video documentation recommended)

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posted by Mr Everyday on November 17th, 2008 3:55 AM

We used to play this all day with other people's trolleys at the supermarket... Bags would be... Harder. But fun.

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posted by Luai Lashire on November 27th, 2008 10:39 PM

My favorite example of this task is unfortunately fictional. In volume three of FLIGHT (an anthology of short comics), there is a short comic of a boy on a subway who sees a miserable-looking woman, and slips something into her purse. She catches him, thinks he's stealing, and there's a bit of a kerfuffle; but as she looks in her bag, she finds a little smiley-faced button she's never seen before. The boy is already gone, it's too late to thank him, but she smiles as she leaves the train.

.... Anyway, it's what came to mind reading this task.

I've seen that.
posted by Waldo Cheerio on November 28th, 2008 12:04 AM

It was fantastic. I rather loved the shape-shifter story later. The flying girl made me quite sad.

posted by Luai Lashire on November 28th, 2008 3:24 PM

On both counts.

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posted by Teeth Beetles on January 27th, 2009 7:53 PM

I've seen a similar comic, but it was a Korean comic. In it a police officer catches a young man slipping his hands into people's pockets. He's about to arrest him, when he finds out that he slipped notes into their pockets reading that they are special and wonderful people. He then let's the young man go.

And then the people realize that all their money is missing as well.

Not the same...

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posted by Ben Yamiin on February 11th, 2009 10:51 PM

VERY good for Africa.

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posted by Bex. on December 13th, 2012 10:54 PM

Put Pocketing Panties!!


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Put-Pocketing by Dela Dejavoo August 9th, 2010 9:39 AM

I'll admit right away that my motivation in doing this task was purely promotional. I decided to spread the word of SF0. And I decided there was no better place to do this than GenCon, a 4 day convention dedicated to gaming, filled with thousands of...

25 + 90 points :: 6 comments :: 19 votes
Put-Pocketing by Bach Mann February 24th, 2012 10:18 AM

I took the same cards from Merci and put them to work in this task. Bags, for obvious reasons, are much easier than pockets. As with Task 5, I will periodically update this task with progress pictures. So, I headed to a local watering-hole to p...

25 + 21 points :: 3 comments :: 5 votes
Put-Pocketing by lie fromsf September 8th, 2009 11:10 PM

There she was. A woman with a million bags, stuffed full of cans and bottles. She happened to be Asian. Just sitting and watching the people. I had my moment of realization, how I could put-pocket. I hurried over and bought a can of soda, which I q...

25 + 13 points :: 0 comments :: 4 votes